Clear History ★★★

An inconsistent attempt to drop Larry David's always-funny shtick into a new character and a larger plot - one that unfortunately meanders. A large, talented cast seems under-itilized, and the funny bits neither come often enough nor hit with enough impact to create a memorable or rewarding comedy.

The film is not without its moments though, and Curb fans will be thrilled to see David's usual neurosis and banter, as well as a fantastic (albeit too minor) character played by Michael Keaton. A shame, then, to see other stars (Hamm, Hader, Hudson) without much to sink their teeth into.

Some brilliant running gags and decently clever twists make the film worth watching, but it's not for everyone.