The episode indulges whole-heartedly in fiasco, and much to the detriment of Larry and everyone in his inner circle.
The sharing or withholding of information is about control, a theme that’s at the core of the episode.
If Larry is constantly fluctuating between abhorrent and rational, the episode tilts to his favor.
Larry doesn’t mind offending people, so long as their expressions don’t indicate disgust.
Gilbert exposes a wealth of unsuspected pain and tenderness beneath Gottfried’s often thorny exterior.
At the center of the episode is one of the most difficult circumstances from which to mine comedy.
The latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm explores the hollowness of the expression “with all due respect.”
The episode fulfills the uneasy task of setting up multiple plotlines for the season to come.
At its most honest, the film wrestles with the reluctance or unwillingness of women to fulfill ostensibly requisite roles.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is not unlike an absurdist comedy riff on Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People.