American Splendor (2003)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Hope Davis
Paul Giamatti
Movie Details
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 101 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Ordinary Life is Pretty Complex Stuff

American Splendor is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, and first-class curmudgeon, Harvey Pekar. Pekar finds love, family and a creative voice through the underground comic books he creates, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout line. Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.

Pekar, played by Paul Giamatti, is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life, entitled American Splendor. Along the bumpy journey, he meets, marries and falls for Joyce, an admiring comic book seller, played by Hope Davis.

Also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends. In this truly original, ultimately heartwarming film, you will find yourself deeply immersed in a world of American Splendor.
Personal Details
Seen It No
Index 15
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 026359203121
Release Date 2/3/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Audio Commentary With Directors and Cast
DVD Rom Features
Easter Eggs
Interactive Menus
Special "My Movie Year" 8 Page Comic Insert
Theatrical Trailer