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American Splendor (2003)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, actor Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, and Toby Radloff Rating:7.6/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on April 29th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Pulcini and Berman talk about how they wanted the documentary segments in the movie to look artificial, like a blank comic book panel, in contrast to the realistic look of the rest of the film. Harvey and his family talk about where the film deviates from reality, for example how he and Crumb really met. Joyce provides some wonderful comments as she talks about how amazed she was at how close Giamatti sounded like her husband. Everyone has a lot of fun on this track as they joke and reminiscence about the film and their experiences.
Reviewed by ode on November 20th, 2011:Find all reviews by ode
As "The Cubist" says in his review this is a lot of fun.

"Genuine Nerd" Toby Radloff is also very funny, telling stories about his childhood and love for junk food.
The Pekar's daughter Danielle is also present and having a great time.

Judah Friedlander walks in halfway through really contributes nothing.
Reviewed by musíl65 on August 22nd, 2013:Find all reviews by musíl65
This track is solid. You get a lot of information about the real events and the differences to the movie. This is a good addition to the movie. It’s nice to hear that the real people like an supported this movie.

You get not so much details about the movie making. There are too many persons on one track. Sometimes it is chaotic.

But if you like the movie, don’t miss the track. 7 out of 10.
Reviewed by Magneat-o on June 12th, 2015:Find all reviews by Magneat-o
Good commentary. Surprisingly Harvey says very little while his wife and daughter talk over most of it and sound just slightly disparaging towards Harvey. That was weird.