American Splendor Reviews
Giamatti is truly brilliant. Some of his best narrative, ever. Case and point: his "other Harvey Pekars in Cleveland" rant.
I like the jazz that's in the backround. I like the clipping, the pace and the way the story is told. It's not funny, but the undertone is funny. It's not sad, but the circumstances are often dark. It's nice that Robert Crumb is taking part in this film. Never heard about neither Crumb or Pekar before, but I saw a pretty great and very ineresting film about Crumb some months ago. I don't know much about comics and my interest is not all that, but both films are very good and enjoyable. Artists do tend do struggle with a whole lot of inner demons and here we vitness it in full. A plesant film that mixes true pictures with Giamattis ace intrepreteation and lovely comic book-like effects. A very strong feature for me.
7 out of 10 stick figures.