• Publication date: January 31, 2012

Diminished Capacity

An uncle and his nephew bond after memory loss affects both in different ways.

  • Publication date: January 31, 2012

Diminished Capacity

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

June 24, 2012 09:30 (KSA) ~ June 24, 2012 08:30 (CLT)

Cooper (Matthew Broderick) is a Chicago journalist who's just been sacked.  To complicate matters, he's given a concussion during a barroom brawl as a mere bystander.  The blow results in a spell of memory loss, something his Alzheimer's-stricken Uncle Rollie (Alan Alda) can relate to.

Rollie's condition has worsened recently, and financial hardship may send him to a retirement home.  When Cooper visits to help his uncle move, Rollie reveals a valuable baseball card from 1908; Cooper believes its value could pay for at-home assisted living, and so they take an amusing, heartfelt trip to a Chicago memorabilia show to see.


  • Matthew Broderick
  • Virginia Madsen
  • Alan Alda