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August 13th, 2013 · No Comments

larrypicHBO’s Hilarious Movie By Valerie Milano Beverly Hills, CA (Hollywood Today) 8/13/13 - This weekend Larry David was back on HBO with his personal “Larry David” brand in “Clear History”, a comedy about one loser’s journey to clear history in the world’s hard drive. The opening scene took me several minutes to even figure out that Nathan Flomm, the long-haired hippy looking dude driving the convertible and singing a Chicago song to the radio was Mr. David. The song choice is actually rather funny. Journalists at TCA Summer Press tour asked him about this selection, “Chicago seemed funny to us because it’s a large band and we didn’t really imagine them having these kinds of relationships with their fans” he explained. “. Actually, my first choice was the Bee Gees, but then a Bee Gee died. So we were down to one Bee Gee.” If you’re a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fan, you’ll get a good fix. Flomm shares many characteristics and eccentricities with Larry, including making an emotional decision to sell his shares of a new electric car company on the day before the world’s next big thing, because he doesn’t like the name. Jon Hamm as Will Haney is the ecology-minded inventor of an electric car with a battery life twice as long as any other. As Haney skyrockets to fame and fortune, Flomm is destined to a life of humiliation and must start a new life in a new area, as a housekeeper on Martha’ s Vineyard. Enter the Larry we recognize and love, Rolly. The funny, insensitive and often abrasive Larry/Rolly must  face his past when Haney moves to the Island, landing in a seaplane with his beautiful young wife, Kate Hudson. There is much hilarity watching Rolly deal with his new and old life while interacting with celebs, some unrecognizable – like Michael Keaton, Bill Hader, Eva Mendez, Philip Baker  Hall, Amy Ryan and “Curb” regular JB Smoove. “Clear History” vs “Curb”, why make a movie? “I was thinking about “Curb” or thinking about doing a movie, and I thought, you know, perhaps it’s time I tried something else. So I decided to do the movie. It’s not like, “Oh, I have these ideas that I can use on ‘Curb,’ but I want to do them in a movie.” Because I wasn’t thinking that way. I was thinking either of doing either one or the other, and I just thought it was time to try something else.” Hollywood Today wondered what does the future hold for “Curb” fans? “I don’t I don’t know. I really don’t know. I couldn’t say. Ask me in six months,” replied David,  “I’m just an indecisive fellow. You should see me at a restaurant.”  

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