Clear History (2013) is one of those simplest comedy films that don’t try hard and just coasts along – not being bad and neither being good. A good man with bad luck planning to take revenge on his former business partner. The screenplay starts well, but then completely loses its way, to regain a bit in the climax. Benefitting from a good cast, it manages to get a Raw rating and is available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Larry David, from Whatever works (2009) and co-creator of Seinfeld, is the protagonist. First, he comes as Nathon Flomm, an eccentric marketing expert for an electric car startup. After a disagreement over the name Howard for the EV car, with the founder Will Haney (played by Mad Men fame Jon Hamm) Nathon walks away. After this, the company becomes a success. Ashamed and Sad with his bad judgement, Nathon moves to Martha’s vineyard and takes a new identity as Rolly Davore. One day, he sees Will Haney and his wife Rhonda (Kate Hudson) moving to the island; Rolly now plans his revenge, did he succeed, is the story.
Larry David has played well as a friendly resident of the local community, he fits the role perfectly. Equally impressive was Kate Hudson as Rhonda – the scene where she is shocked when Rolly kisses her suddenly was memorable.