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In HBO's "Clear History," Larry David plays a former marketer for an electric car company who quits his job over a dispute with his boss (Jon Hamm) only to watch the company grow extraordinarily rich shortly afterward. Much of the movie takes place on Martha's Vineyard several years later, when the David character wastes his days in disguise and trying to forget his past -- until it catches up to him when his former employer buys a house on the island. An off-beat revenge comedy, "Clear History" finds David engaging his usual improvised cringe comedy schtick, and there's no mistaking the influence of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on every scene. Yet the movie also features a new collaboration: David hired Greg Mottola, director of the simultaneously intelligent and raucous comedies "Superbad," "Daytrippers" and "Paul." Though David's humor dominates the movie, Mottola's involvement presents the opportunity to revisit the director's career, in »


- Eric Kohn

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