American Splendor (2003) Movie poster and comic book cover compared.

American Splendor

Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, 2003

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American Splendor
Harvey Pekar, 1976

American Splendor is a movie directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini in 2003 and based on the comic book of the same name by Harvey Pekar, first published in 1976. The movie features Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Harvey Pekar, Shari Springer Berman, Earl Billings, James Urbaniak, and others.

What users say

“The comic book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

The Movie is also based on

Comic Book cover
Our Cancer Year (1994)
Comic Book by Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Frank Stack

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RATING

7.4

/ 10

Movie Poster: American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, 2003)

8.3

/ 10

Comic Book Cover: American Splendor (Harvey Pekar, 1976)

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Storyline

Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. He regularly scours Cleveland’s thrift stores and garage, savoring the rare joy of a 25-cent find. It is at one of these junk sales that Harvey meets Robert Crumb, a greeting card artist and music enthusiast. When, years later, Crumb finds international success for his underground comics, the idea that comic books can be a valid art form for adults inspires Harvey to write his own brand of comic book.

Movie vs Book

Poster of American Splendor, the 2003 movie by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Year

2003

Minutes

101

Movie Rate

7.40

Source: IMDb

Cover of American Splendor, the 1976 comic book by Harvey Pekar

Year

1976

Pages

50

Book Rate

8.32

S: Goodreads

Comic Book

American Splendor

Country: USA

First published in: 1976

Length: 50 pages

Genre: Biography

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Poster of American Splendor, the 2003 movie by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

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Cover of American Splendor, the 1976 comic book by Harvey Pekar

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of American Splendor, the 2003 movie by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

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20% No

8 votes

2 votes

comic book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of American Splendor, the 1976 comic book by Harvey Pekar

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33% No

6 votes

3 votes

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