Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Clear History

A bedraggled marketing executive (a long-haired, bearded Larry David) working for a smart car company on the cusp of global success decides to sell his shares after the CEO (Jon Hamm) decides to name their latest model The Howard. After losing a billion dollars followed by his hair, and becoming an international joke, he resettles anonymously in Martha's Vineyard and lives in relative happiness until his former boss decides to build a mansion right on the island. Clear History is a moderately amusing HBO TV movie directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) and features an impressive, amiable cast (Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, Philip Baker Hall, Eva Mendes) but is really nothing more than a lengthy, meandering episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.