Diminished Capacity Poster

Release Date: July 4th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Suffering from concussion-induced memory loss, Chicago newspaper editor Cooper heads to his Missouri hometown for a much-needed break. Discovering that his beloved Uncle Rollie is not only suffering from Alzheimer's but is also facing eviction, Cooper pledges to help the old man.

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda, Virginia Madsen, Louis C.K. , Jimmy Bennett, Dylan Baker, Bobby Cannavale, Jim True-Frost

Director: Terry Kinney

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Emotional, 2000s, Small town, Family, Charming, Escape, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Alda actually is kind of interesting as the mentally unstable uncle, but Broderick appears to be sleepwalking. Madsen has little to do, and everyone else plays things far too broadly. show more

  • The smart indie comedy Diminished Capacity deals with three kinds of dementia: those relating to aging, concussions and being a Chicago Cubs fan. Tying those three things together is a task that the witty script does with surprising adroitness. show more

  • A risky, not entirely successful comedy about mental disability, based on the novel by Sherwood Kiraly. show more

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