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Review: 'Clear History' Starring Larry David, Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton & Eva Mendes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 9, 2013 11:44 AM
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There are few people who have refined to hilarious perfection the intersection of circumstance, happenstance and neuroses quite like Larry David. As a writer/producer on "Seinfeld" and writer/producer/star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," he has created two extensive catalogs to a body of work where anxiety, superficial concerns and selfishness are also instantly relatable, and often gaspingly funny. And while the future of 'Curb' remains in limbo—David has remained undecided on another season, though the door at HBO is wide open for him to walk through at any time—he's instead focused his energy on feature-length movie for the network, that on paper seems like a homerun. Reteaming with "Seinfeld" and 'Curb' writer/producers Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, and lining up a staggering cast, the fact that "Clear History" misses the mark as wide as it does isn't so much a disappointment as a complete mystery.

Watch: 3 Clips From Larry David's HBO Comedy Movie 'Clear History'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 4, 2013 10:16 AM
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With Larry David continuing to gain plaudits for his long-running HBO series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” it was only a matter of time before the “Seinfeld” co-creator turned to something else. “Clear History” tells the story of a man (David) who plots revenge against his boss (Jon Hamm) who made millions off an electric car company. We listed the all-star cast joining the miniseries last September, and a few clips have dropped in anticipation of its debut next weekend.

Watch: Larry David Wants Revenge & Recycles 'Seinfeld' Joke In New Trailer For HBO Comedy 'Clear History'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2013 6:21 PM
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Let's face it: Larry David isn't an actor. Like his best bud Jerry Seinfeld, he has a very defined comedic box in which he fits, and within those parameters, he's devastatingly hilarious. There's nothing wrong with that -- if you know your strengths and can continue to be great, why not? And while David used an extreme version of himself to power "Curb Your Enthusiasm," his big screen lead outing in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" didn't quite come together in the eyes of many (though this writer takes a certain shine to it). Can he succeed with his second try at a leading movie role in "Clear History"?

Debut Trailer For Larry David/Jon Hamm Comedy 'Clear History'; HBO Pick Up New Mike Judge Comedy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 20, 2013 11:55 AM
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“Adventureland” director Greg Mottola has made himself something of a second home on television. He spent the early part of the new millennium directing episodes of shows like “Undeclared” and “Arrested Development,” and last year he directed a few episodes of HBO series “The Newsroom.” For his next film, he’s sticking with the legendary cable network, delivering the comedy “Clear History,” and a teaser for the film has arrived online.

Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes & Many More Join Larry David's HBO Movie 'Clear History'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • September 14, 2012 9:03 AM
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Last month, the plot for Larry David's upcoming improvised comedy was revealed, ending what was an unusual amount of secrecy for the creator of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." At the time, the project still lacked a name and only had confirmed the casting of Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and David himself. With HBO stepping in over the summer to release the film, the project is taking shape for a fall shoot and is putting together its cast, roughly about half of Hollywood.

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