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- Starring: Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen
- Summary: Director Terry Kinney's delightfully poignant and bittersweet comedy poses the question: How much is a good memory worth? That's the question that faces newspaper editor Cooper after a debilitating concussion takes him from the political pages to comic strip detail. Looking for answers, he travels home to Missouri where his now-senile Uncle Rollie is on the verge of losing his home. When a valuable baseball card is thrown into the mix, these two men, along with a motley group of hometown friends, including Cooper's high school sweetheart, Charlotte, head to a memorabilia expo to make the deal of a century, diving headfirst into a snake pit of slick salesmen, crooked dealers, and rabid fans revealing that there are some things in life you can't put a price on. (IFC Films)… Expand
- Director: Terry Kinney
- Genre(s): Comedy
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75The 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.
50A mild pleasure from one end to the other, but not much more. Maybe that's enough, serving as a reminder that movie comedies still can be about ordinary people and do not necessarily have to feature vulgarity as their centerpiece.
50Alda 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.