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  • 24Emmy
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    Clear History (HBO film) airs tonight at 9PM EST.

    A former business exec, Nathan Flomm, learns the car he made is owned in make and design by his former boss. Determined to get his share of the profit, he plans revenge.

    Larry David, Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, and J. B. Smoove star.

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    Cobalt Blue
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    Basically a long Curb episode.   I thought it was hilarious.

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    David Buchanan
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    I thought it was hysterical, too, and just as well-plotted as we’ve come to expect from Larry David. 

    As much as have always loved his work, I was (foolishly) skeptical when details started to emerge; however, all of the elements came together perfectly for a thoroughly entertaining film.  Seeing how much joy Larry seems to take in acting lately is enough to make the viewing worthwile, and his chemistry with his high-wattage cast was great.

    Odds are that this will be largely forgotten by the time next year’s Emmy Award nominations come in, but I would love to see it receive a few nods. Even if it does not, this is a great chapter in Larry’s relationship with HBO, and a much needed dose of his humor with this long Curb hiatus. 

    Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    As a late fan of CYE it was nice to have some version of the show back with David front and centre just as I like and while some of the supporting characters were underwritten they still all had some nice moments with supporting stand outs included Kate Hudson and Amy Ryan to name a few but overall while it was funny the film did feel too long and with some characters that served no point to the story what so ever. The movie might be forgotten by July next year but if the quality of television movies stays the same as this it would deserve to be snubbed but really the movie should be in the conversation for every category it is eligible in.

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    Chris Beachum
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    Very funny movie! It probably doesn’t have a chance at any awards shows against all the dramatic, weighty material. Great, great cast. You can tell they all wanted to be part of it just to work with Larry David.

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    BTN
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    Eva Mendes, J.B. Smoove and Liev Schreiber had some really funny scenes. I just found Mendes accent funny. But the punch in the face and the scene near the end where the women are left by the side of the road were best. The scene where the cancer is revealed seemed like a fantasy sequence. It was shot differently and the acting was really heightened- why I thought it was a fantasy scene.

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    Kevin
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    I don’t know, we could see David in Mini/Movie Actor, and Hamm in Supporting come next nomination season. I think voters miss Curb.

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    Eva Mendes, J.B. Smoove and Liev Schreiber had some really funny scenes. I just found Mendes accent funny. But the punch in the face and the scene near the end where the women are left by the side of the road were best. The scene where the cancer is revealed seemed like a fantasy sequence. It was shot differently and the acting was really heightened- why I thought it was a fantasy scene.

    I agree, I asked myself and the people I was watching with if they thought those scenes were real or imaginary, perhaps a glimpse into Rolly’s mind as he was sharing his latest plan. I wonder why the director made that choice? It seemed oddly out of tone with the rest of the film. Maybe they were trying to poke fun at overwrought melodrama? 

    Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.

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    BTN
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    [quote=”BTN”]

    Eva Mendes, J.B. Smoove and Liev Schreiber had some really funny scenes. I just found Mendes accent funny. But the punch in the face and the scene near the end where the women are left by the side of the road were best. The scene where the cancer is revealed seemed like a fantasy sequence. It was shot differently and the acting was really heightened- why I thought it was a fantasy scene.

    I agree, I asked myself and the people I was watching with if they thought those scenes were real or imaginary, perhaps a glimpse into Rolly’s mind as he was sharing his latest plan. I wonder why the director made that choice? It seemed oddly out of tone with the rest of the film. Maybe they were trying to poke fun at overwrought melodrama? [/quote]

    I think they were trying to make fun of overwrought melodrama as well as make the plans of Rolly seem even more wrong but it just came off like it was being imagined. If they had shot it like the rest of the movie was shot it wouldve played a little better. Because then you would not have been taken out of it.   

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    vinny
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    Larry David should be nominated at the emmys next year as does Hamm.

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    Marcus Dixon
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    Great movie, terrible title.

    “Clear History” would have been a perfect title if, instead of a car company, Larry had lost his shares of a new internet project a la Facebook. The beginning and end title sequences also suggested some sort of an internet theme that was completely non-existent. Very strange indeed.

    Possible Emmy contenders would be Larry David, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton. Anyone else have a chance?

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    vinny
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    I think David and Hamm have a chance. Keaton i’m not sure. Actually disliked him in every movie he has ever made.

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    24Emmy
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    Possible Emmy contenders would be Larry David, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton. Anyone else have a chance?

    Kate Hudson and Amy Ryan — it depends how competitive the supporting actress category ends up being.

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    I think David, Hudson, and Hamm are in the mix.

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    I don’t know if David will get it. There will be the return of Cumberbatch and Elba, and the True Detective guys. Lead actor is gonna be really crowded next year.

    Hamm and Hudson might have a bit better shots. 

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