Diminished Capacity

2008

Diminished Capacity

Critics Consensus

This low-key comedy about memory loss offers mild pleasures but is too bland to fully resonate.

35%

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Total Count: 31

37%

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User Ratings: 27,665
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Author Sherwood Kiraly pens the screenplay adaptation of his own comedic novel concerning a man (Matthew Broderick) who gets amnesia after suffering a blow to the head and the road trip he embarks on with his Alzheimer's-afflicted uncle (Alan Alda) and high-school sweetheart (Virginia Madsen). Convinced that they will make a fortune by selling an ultra-rare baseball card at a high-profile memorabilia show, the trio sets out on the open road in search of adventure. Bobby Cannavale and Lois Smith co-star in the feature directorial debut of actor-turned-director Terry Kinney.

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  • Aug 18, 2009
    wanted to like this more, alda and broderick do good work, but story is sloppy, but there are good moments to be had
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2008
    Hilarious movie by Terry Kinney. A good story plot that follows Cooper (Matthew Broderick) who deals with random memory loss due to an injury from a fight. Cooper is a comic editor who tries to regain all that he had previously before the accident. He returns to his hometown to care for his uncle, and meets uo with his childhood sweetheart. They embark on an incredible journey to sell a rare baseball card and a painting. That's where things change, for better or worse. Great cast- Alan Alda, Virginia Madsen, Bobby Cannavale, and Matthew Broderick. Worth seeing.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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