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Clear History (2013)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  10 August 2013 (USA)
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A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they started.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In the same way that the protagonist's name 'Rolly' sounds like 'Larry' in reverse, the plot also takes of on a real-life angle from star Larry David's life. In 2007 his wife Laurie Lennard filed for divorce after it was revealed she had an affair with a young contractor working on the couple's estate in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the setting for this movie. See more »

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The painting that was taking from the house after it is blown, shows a red car in close shot. The car's color turns to white at the next shot. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.192 (2013) See more »

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Performed by Chicago
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Just a long Curb episode
30 November 2013 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This is a 90 minute HBO movie starring some great comedic actors. Yes it is worth watching, but it is basically the same thing as a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode. If that sounds good to you, then watch it.

Danny McBride and Larry David was promising. Their shared screen-time was kind of basic though, nothing to extreme in either comedians style. This movie did have some funny parts, and good old Larry David is always funny. But, this movie doesn't deserve a 10 because, just like in Curb, things go a little TOO wrong for Larry.

I know that part of the joke is that things kind of blow up in his face, but I just feel like it goes too far. It ends up being saddening and disappointing. I really wish Larry David would be in more stories where he can be funny throughout those backfiring moments, but still find some happiness somewhere.

That was partially why George Castanza was cool. He DID get a high score on a Frogger machine. And he DID get laid, before his parents found his condom wrappers. If every thing was just all negative, then there wouldn't have been enough lightheartedness to carry the viewer to the next scene. This idea was my only bone to pick with Curb, and it ended up being the same issue here. Because this was an HBO movie, it deserves some leeway. so 8 out of 10


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