DIMINISHED CAPACITY is about Chicago reporter Cooper (Matthew Broderick), who has short-term memory loss as the result of a concussion. He goes home to Missouri to check on his senile Uncle Rollie (Alan Alda) who has--among other nutty ideas--a system for getting the fish in the lake near the ancestral homestead to write poetry. Virginia Madsen is Charlotte, the girl next door who stayed behind to marry some knucklehead when Cooper moved away--and now sparks rekindle.
Release Date: 27 July 2009
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 85 minutes
Production Year: 2008
Main Language: English
A gentle comedy with good casting
Covers the embarassing problem of failing memory with sensitivity. Just a shame it has to revert to so much swearing towards the end when it started as family entertainment.