First of all, not a fan of Larry David (or Jerry Seinfeld for that matter). What he considers comedy doesn't even give me the slightest feeling of comedic delight.
I haven't yet watched Curb, but I'll definitely give it a try one of these days. I hope it's better than this. I'm still optimistic that Larry David could deliver one way or another, but the more I watch him perform in anything, the less I expect.
People I consider funny: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Will Ferrell, Louis CK etc. Larry David (and Jerry Seinfeld) aren't even close. Their kind of comedy is mostly for old people. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against Jewish-American comedy, because I'm sure some who reads this may think that since I'm mentioning Seinfeld in one sentence with Larry David, is because they're both Jewish-American. No, absolutely not. Their style is very similar. Many Jewish comedians are legendary in my opinion: Andy Kaufman, Jerry Lewis, Billy Crystal, Mel Brooks. I also like Brad Garrett, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller (their early stuff). It's just Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Fran Drescher, Joan Rivers or even Woody Allen I more than often can't wrap my head around, because I very rarely hear anything funny leave their mouths. It really amazes me how extremely popular and successful they are. To me, their success should be written in the dictionary, right next to *what's the definition of a paradox?*
Anyway, I went a little bit off topic there. Back to Clear History: It's just not funny enough to even be considered a comedy. I'm sure that if Bill Murray had played the main role with Harold Ramis supporting and Ivan Reitman writing the script, this would've been a blast.
Disappointing, considering how much comedic talent (Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Jon Hamm) and famous people (Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Eva Mendes, Kate Hudson) are in this. This should've been way better. 4.4/10
Action / Comedy
Action / Comedy
A PR specialist refuses to market a car called a "Howard" - a colossal error that loses him a billion dollars and makes him a national joke. He loses his hair, shaves his beard, takes a new name, and moves to Martha's Vineyard. Jump ten years: "Rolly" is a popular local whose sangfroid evaporates when the Howard's inventor moves to the island. Rolly, his old self unrecognizable, hatches a plan to rid the island of his nemesis; he also decides to woo the billionaire's wife. Fellatio, a former girlfriend, a woman who's lost weight, her boyfriend, the band Chicago, a menacing Chechen, a bus load of ill children, and a pair of ne'er-do-wells with experience with explosives figure in the story.
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