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Clear History (2013)

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A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together.

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Greg Mottola
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry David ... Nathan / Rolly
Bill Hader ... Rags
Philip Baker Hall ... McKenzie
Jon Hamm ... Will Haney
Kate Hudson ... Rhonda
Michael Keaton ... Joe Stumpo
Danny McBride ... Frank
Eva Mendes ... Jennifer
Amy Ryan ... Wendy
J.B. Smoove ... Jaspar
Amy Landecker ... Nathan's Wife
Mary Klug Mary Klug ... Tibby
Patty Ross ... Gladys
Marianne Leone ... Joyce
Mike Cerrone ... Poker Buddy
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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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A story of wealth, fame, power... and this guy.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Larry David Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Features The Fountainhead (1949) See more »

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Written by Robert Lamm
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Co.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Clear History: It's history is clear
11 August 2013 | by gjtoon-1See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Larry David's (and I am) this feature film should make you very happy. It's very much like an extended episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm with the same sort of quirky observational humor and dependence on Larry's obsessions with the minutia of every day life. The revenge plot, the back story are just scaffolding on which to build the kind of gags that made Seinfeld and Curb so satisfying. Is Larry exploring new territory? No. But expecting LD to be different is like expecting Woody to be a different person in his films. One can argue that Woody and Bob Hope and Danny Kaye are always themselves (or at least their comic personae) in all of their movies. And I wouldn't have it any other way. There are lots of laughs in this film and Larry delivers in his signature style.


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