American Splendor DVD

$9.95

by Harvey Pekar & Co.

Based on the life and work of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar — a prickly poet of the mundane who knows that all the strategizing in the world can’t save a guy from picking the wrong supermarket checkout line. Includes minicomic version of “Our Movie Year”, illustrated by Gary Dumm.

HBO Video
ISBN: 9780783123875

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SKU: 9780783123875 Categories: , Product ID: 94167

Description

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 brefirends 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.

Directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini

Written by Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Robert Pulcini & Joyce Brabner

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose & Joey Krajcar

Rated R
Subtitles:‎ English, French, Spanish
1 hour and 41 minute NTSC Video DVD
HBO Video, 2003

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .5 in