American Splendor is movie about a guy who wrote a comic book about his life called American Splendor. It's about his life and his comic book. Interestingly the movie made it so you didn't really hate the guy. Sure he has his annoying moments but you genuinely feel for him. Bravo-- that's a difficult thing to do for such an annoying character. I guess this is saying that just about anyone including Harvey Pekar (Pronounced Pee Car) can be successful in America. Splendid.