Writers: Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Composer: Mark Suozzo
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Shari Springer Berman, Larry John Meyers, Vivienne Benesch, Barbara Brown, Earl Billings, Danny Hoch, James Urbaniak, Eli Ganias, Hope Davis, Molly Shannon
More info: IMDb
Tagline: Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.
Plot: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
My rating: 8/10
Will I watch it again? Nah.
From the first few minutes you get an idea how fun and absurd this picture is going to be and it doesn't falter for a moment. It's fascinating, the technique used by having both Paul Giamatti's portrayal of Pekar and the real Harvey Pekar in the same film, sometimes side by side, works both as a narrative device and for laughs. The real Pekar is hilarious and Giamatti does him justice. What a great actor. All of the performances are good and fun. James Urbaniak stands out as a young Robert Crumb. SPLENDOR is an interesting and damn fine comic book movie that's got a lot of laughs and generates a lot of fun. It would make a great double bill with the wonderful documentary, CRUMB (1994), a picture I haven't seen in quite some time and this picture has got me itchin' to see it again.