Diminished Capacity

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Diminished Capacity
Diminished capacity.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Terry Kinney
Produced by Galt Niederhoffer
Celine Rattray
Tim Evans
Daniela Tapling Lundberg
Written by Sherwood Kiraly
Starring Matthew Broderick
Virginia Madsen
Alan Alda
Cinematography Vanja Cernjul
Edited by Tim Streeto
Release date
  • January 21, 2008 (2008-01-21) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • July 4, 2008 (2008-07-04) (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $23,719

Diminished Capacity is a comedy film directed by Terry Kinney and written by Sherwood Kiraly, based on his novel of the same name. It stars Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen, and Alan Alda. It was released at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters in July 2008. It was produced by Plum Pictures.


A newspaper editor (Broderick) suffering from memory loss after an accident takes a trip to a memorabilia expo with his Alzheimer's-impaired relative, Rollie (Alda), and his high school flame, Charlotte (Madsen). The plan is for Rollie to sell a rare baseball card, but a few people want the card.[1]


Critical reception[edit]

The movie opened to generally mediocre reviews, with just 33% of critics followed by Rotten Tomatoes giving it a favorable review. USA Today said that 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." Time Out New York said, "Great, just what we needed: another rote exercise in indie-feely humanism."[4]


  1. ^ Diminished Capacity (2008)
  2. ^ a b c d Film & Events Archived 2008-05-28 at the Wayback Machine., Sundance Film Festival
  3. ^ Sweeney, Eamon (18 July 2008). "Stand-Up King". The Independent. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Diminished Capacity Movie Reviews, Pictures, Rotten Tomatoes

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