Based on Harvey Pekar’s comic book series, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Starring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis.
When Robert Crumb’s underground comics gain worldwide success, his friend Harvey Pekar (Giamatti) is inspired to write an autobiographical series of comic books, recording the minutae of everyday life. This comedy drama employs a riveting mix of live-action film, animation and video, with narration and commentary from the real-life Harvey Pekar.
American Splendor won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film at the Sundance Film Festival, Best Adapted Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America, and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2003 Academy Awards.