American Splendor Trailer & Clips


American Splendor full movie is released on Sep 12, 2003. Watch American Splendor online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $7,986,084. American Splendor is directed by Shari Springer Berman,Robert Pulcini and created by Harvey Pekar with Chris Ambrose and Joey Krajcar. American Splendor is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with reading, writing and listening to jazz. His apartment is filled with thousands of books and LPs, and he regularly scours Cleveland's thrift stores and garage sales for more, 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. An admirer of naturalist writers like Theodore Dreiser, Harvey makes his American Splendor a truthful, unsentimental record of his working-class life, a warts-and-all self portrait. First published in 1976, the comic earns Harvey cult fame throughout the 1980s and eventually leads him to the sardonic Joyce Barber, a partner in a Delaware comic book store who end ups being Harvey's true soul mate as they experience the bizarre byproducts of Harvey's cult celebrity stature.

As know as:

Anti-Herói Americano, Görkemli hayatım, Amerikietiška puikybė, Американски разкош, Huy hoàng kiểu Mỹ

Release Date:

Aug 15, 2003

Release Date (Streaming):

May 06, 2008


United States



Stream Service:

Fine Line Features

Production Companies:

Good Machine, Dark Horse Entertainment

Gross worldwide:



Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.


Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine
What makes the film special throughout is the way its form mirrors its subject matter. On every level, it's a film about unlikely marriages.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 10, 2018
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
Mild fame may have patronized these folks, but the movie pays them a comic homage that feels flattering, fast-witted, and true.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 12, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
I can't imagine how the filmmakers went about it, let alone pulled the whole thing off, but their film comes together in unpredictable and remarkably pleasurable ways.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 12, 2013

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