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Clear History (2013)

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Movie 10 August 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 »

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Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The dialogue in the movie is almost completely improvised, as it also is in Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) HBO series. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »

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Roark Dynamites Cortlandt
From The Fountainhead (1949)
Written by Max Steiner
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
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What's the point?
10 August 2013 | by baconbitSee all my reviews

If Larry David wanted to make something EXACTLY like Curb Your Enthusiasm, why not just make another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm? Sadly, not only was this exactly like Curb Your Enthusiasm, but it is exactly like the later (terrible) seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm rather than the first few seasons. JB Smoove ruined CYE and he ruined this movie that should never have been made in the first place.

Mr. David...stick to half hour comedies. You have now attempted to make a feature length film twice in your career and have failed miserably both times. And if you insist on acting, then stick to playing yourself or at least a fictionalized version of yourself like in CYE. Don't bother trying to play someone else since every character you play is exactly the same person...you.

No, seriously...do you want to know how bad this was? Think Seinfeld finale bad.


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