| Original Score: 3/5
Sherwood Kiraly's slight script only makes this embarrassment of riches seem more embarrassing.
Alda's Hawkeye Pierce charm gives way to something snappish and cagey, while Broderick's fussy stiffness is perfect.
| Original Score: 3/4
The actors look as if they're having a reasonably fine time, but there's no sense of commitment here, no sense that this was a movie that absolutely, passionately had to be made.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A mild pleasure from one end to the other, but not much more.
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: B+
Striving for low-key character comedy, Diminished Capacity ends up diminishing its returns.
It has moments of sweetness, but not enough poignancy or wit to turn it into the endearing art-house comedy that it aspires to be.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Great, just what we needed: another rote exercise in indie-feely humanism.
| Original Score: 2/6
Diminished Capacity is blessed with a blue-ribbon cast.
It's the kind of lite movie you go and see with your mom, and she'll say she liked it -- but then a year later, you're both trying to remember what it was even about.
A pleasant enough diversion, but DC will be bettered watched from the horizontal position of a couch, one to which the film seems all too eager to send you.
Plays like diminished comedy.