Our very own J. B. Smoove Threatening to F*ck Larry David’s Life Up in Clear History
To all Curb Your Enthusiasm-watchers desperate for new episodes: good news. Sort of. Clear History—the new movie written by Larry David, starring David, Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, and Eva Mendes—premieres on HBO Saturday. And it’s just as funny.
David plays a marketing exec at a start-up that makes it big. (Like, Apple-big.) Only problem: after a stupid argument with his boss, he gives up his shares right before the checks roll in. He’s broke, humiliated, and looks like this. A decade later, he’s enjoying a new life—and new identity—in Martha’s Vineyard. That is, until the past threatens to ruin all that. The past, and a totally unrecognizable Michael Keaton as the town’s local crazyguy.
The movie has everything we love about Curb: David’s obnoxious albeit spot-on obsessions with life’s teeny tiniest annoyances, quick dialogue that’s as hilarious as it is spontaneous—the film is almost entirely improv’d—and J. B. Smoove. J. B. SMOOVE.