American Splendor

American Splendor (2003) movie poster

(2003) dir. Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
viewed: 02/10/04


Documentary/live action adaptation of cult comic book about the life of Harvey Pekar, writer and protagonist. The self-reflexivity seemed a bit overaware of its cleverness, showing real characters both as they are portrayed by actors and as themselves in other segments. The film also assumes a certain amount of love and familiarity with the subject, which I did not really have prior to this film and didn’t really adopt on my own. It wasn’t terrible, but I wasn’t overly into it.

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