American Splendor (2003) - Synopsis

American Splendor (2003) - Synopsis HeadingThe story is based on the real life of Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti), a curmudgeonly Cleveland Hospital file clerk who writes comic books about his everyday experiences. Pekar serves as narrator and appears as himself occasionally as well, as interviews, file footage, and re-enacted scenes are blended to form a docudrama. Pekar sought fame and found it thanks to his comics (which are full of observations on life's mundane and mysterious moments, and feature artwork by such friends as Robert Crumb) and his appearances as a guest on David Letterman's talk show.