Clear History (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
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Nathan Flomm (Larry David) is a long haired and bearded marketing executive who works for Will Haney (John Hamm) the owner/inventor of a new electric car. Nathan was an early investor and owns 10% of the stock. When Will decides to name the car the "Howard," Nathan rebels. Will offers to buy back Nathan's 10%. The Howard becomes a huge success, although this car is so ugly it makes the Pontiac Aztec look like a Ferrari.
Nathan, unemployed and unhireable becomes the laughing stock of the country because his hasty decision cost him an estimated 1 billion dollars. He moves across county to Martha's Vineyard near Boston and becomes a clean shaven, bald companion to an elderly spinster. David brings his character from his TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with him to the role. Now known locally as Rolly, he shoots out constant zingers at his friends and others in the small community. The band "Chicago" is a key plot element and provide much of the film's soundtrack. The much visited joke has to do with whether or not Larry's former girlfriend Wendy (Amy Ryan) had performed fellatio on various members of the band when they appeared there 20 years earlier.
When Rolly's former business enemy, Will moves to the neighborhood with his hot wife, Rhonda (Kate Hudson), he's worried that he will be recognized. His salvation comes when he learns the townsfolk are up in arms over Will's building of a huge mansion which doesn't fit the look of the quaint town. Perhaps the best character in the film is Joe Stumpo (hilarious Michael Keaton), a usually drunk local who is constantly making noise about the big house being built.Read more ›
I'm also a Jane Austen fan and you might say, "What does Jane Austen and Larry David have in common?" To which I would say, they have both successfully turned their keen sense of observation of their social surroundings and culture into highly entertaining stories (books in the late Ms. Austen's case and TV shows and movies from David).
There are few comedians or comedies (either TV shows or movies) that have made me laugh so hard that my abs hurt or I have to stand up and walk out of the room to regain my breath; David's shows and now, this movie, "Clear History," have done just that.
It was also a lot of fun watching Jon Hamm (of Mad Men) "ham it up" (sorry, couldn't resist) as Larry's former and somewhat narcissistic business partner. Kate Hudson does a great job as Hamm's movie wife and the misfit group of newfound friends that Larry's character finds after re-inventing his life all do an amazing job at making us believe they are real people and not just acting out their parts.
The story is unique - which of course is why it's part of HBO productions because major studios are almost always too 'afraid' to try anything unique and only give us the same old re-cycled stories over and over ad nauseam.
Like the part fictional part real character that David portrays of himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm, he once again plays the grown up version of Charlie Brown in Clear History in a way that no other comedian has quite achieved.Read more ›
As "Clear History" opens ten years in the past, we meet David as the unorthodox creative type in a start-up company about to unleash an electronic automobile. David can't get past the proposed name for the new car and in a fit of apoplexy decides to leave the company selling his shares back to owner Hamm. Of course, the car is a huge success and David becomes an American whipping boy and national punchline as the man who forfeited a billion dollar windfall. Having to stat life anew, we fast forward to present day and a tranquil life in Martha's Vineyard. Under an assumed identity, David is scraping by as a personal assistant but is surrounded by love and happiness.Read more ›
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Bought this for my parents for Christmas, since well.....they don't stream content yet. Really, really good flick. Classic Larry David! Jon ham, Keaton, and more. Great film. Read morePublished 14 days ago by chris
Greg Mottola looked at Woody Allen's Whatever Works movie & said no; this IS how a larry david movie ends! Fabulously smart L.D.!Published 2 months ago by Sahar Alameh
Larry David has always been my favorite although he recent appearance on SNL to bash Trump was tasteless, classless and just plain ridiculous. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael