American Splendor

Why is it so hard for me to write about a movie I like? I can slag a movie I hate with ease until fire is coming off the page (or screen), but to say something about a movie I love is tremendously difficult. I’m right now trying to write the Brattle FilmNotes for American Splendor, and it’s slow-going. I loved this movie, I loved everything about it, and that doesn’t make for good copy. Or if it does, I haven’t learned how to do it yet. I think a cartoon image of Pekar with his big glowing heart radiating off the page says it all. Images probably do better than words, here.

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