Larry David ‘Curb’ fans will love HBO movie

  • By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal
  • Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:00pm
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When reporters recently asked Larry David if there will be more episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” he replied, “I don’t know, I really couldn’t say. Ask me in six months.”

That’s not a good answer for fans of the semi-improvised HBO series, which ended its eighth and most recent season in September 2011.

Meanwhile David is offering a stand-alone movie that should appeal to his “Curb” fans.

“Clear History,” premiering at 9 p.m. Aug. 10 on HBO, finds David playing someone very like his self-named “Curb” character, all irritability and arrogance and unintended consequences.

In “Clear History,” that character is Nathan Flomm, a marketing executive with a new electric-car company founded by Will Haney (“Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm).

When Haney makes a major decision about the marketing of the car, Flomm disagrees and ends up quitting and selling his 10-percent interest in the company.

Of course, the car becomes a huge success and Flomm a laughingstock for selling out too soon.

He loses his remaining money, and his wife and his home.

Ten years later, he has assumed another name to avoid the mockery, and moved to Martha’s Vineyard.

Could be worse.

Then it is. Haney reappears in Flomm’s life, building a mansion on the Vineyard.

That allows plenty of room for a cast to handle the improv-laden demands of a David production.

Besides Hamm, it includes Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, J.B. Smoove and Liev Schreiber.

Watch it

“Clear History” premieres at 9 p.m. Aug. 10 on HBO.

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