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A PR specialist refuses to market a car called a "Howard" - a colossal error that loses him a billion dollars and makes him a national joke. He loses his hair, shaves his beard, takes a new name, and moves to Martha's Vineyard. Jump ten years: "Rolly" is a popular local whose sangfroid evaporates when the Howard's inventor moves to the island. Rolly, his old self unrecognizable, hatches a plan to rid the island of his nemesis; he also decides to woo the billionaire's wife. Fellatio, a former girlfriend, a woman who's lost weight, her boyfriend, the band Chicago, a menacing Chechen, a bus load of ill children, and a pair of ne'er-do-wells with experience with explosives figure in the story. Written by
The artist of the Shopping Cart painting is named "Plepler", this may be after CEO and Chairman of HBO (who made the movie) Richard Plepler. See more »
In the restaurant booth when Rolly presses his friend for the construction job, the key for the wallbox juke selector can be seen sticking out the right side. It's unlikely the key would be left in it normally. See more »
"Clear History" turned out to be somewhat better than I had anticipated it would be. And what worked out in the movie was the subtle humor and the odd characters.
It was a rather nice assembly of talents that they had managed to muster together for this particular movie. And people were doing good parts with their given roles and characters, just a shame that Michael Keaton and Bill Hader weren't given more time on the screen, because their characters really had potential for something funny.
While "Clear History" isn't the kind of comedy that will have you laying flat from laughing, then the comedy and humor in the movie was well placed and worked out nicely. Of course, this particular kind of humor might not be suitable for just anyone. But hey, I enjoyed it.
The storyline was good and it had a constant well-paced progression to it, and it was the kind of storyline that you got immersed in and wanted to know more about what was going on.
"Clear History" is good entertainment for a single evenings worth of watching something on the lighter side of entertainment.
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