Watch Before Viewing Diminished Capacity March 18, 2009 Before “Diminished Capacity” hits cinemas Friday, Movies.ie recommends the following following pictures… Based on the comedic novel by Sherwood Kiraly “Diminished Capacity” is the story of man (Matthew Broderwick) suffering amnesia after 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 On limited release this weekend, “Diminished Capacity” is a smart, witty and genuinely human that was the sleeper hit at this year’s Sundance. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind From the warped mind of Charlie Kauffmann comes the story of Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), a man who is informed that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased via an experimental procedure performed by Dr. Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). With no means of bringing her memories back, Joel decides to have the same procedure done to himself. As Mierzwiak’s bumbling techies Stan (Mark Ruffalo) and Patrick (Elijah Wood) perform the operation on Joel — over the course of an evening, in his apartment — Joel struggles in his own mind to save the memories of Clementine from being deleted. The Bourne Supremacy The second chapter in the “Bourne Trilogy” and by far the best. In it our hero Bourne (Matt Damon) has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency’s radar, eventually reconnecting with Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), the woman he loves. But Bourne is haunted by dreams and memories of his days as a killer, and he’s not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. Led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, Borne must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm’s way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences. The Notebook Base on author Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel, “The Notebook” revolves around Noah Calhoun’s (James Garner) regular visits to a female patron (Gena Rowlands) of an area nursing home. Rather than bore her with the inanities of everyday life, Calhoun reads from an old, faded notebook containing the sweeping account of a young couple (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) whose love affair was tragically put to a halt after their separation in the midst of World War II. Seven years later, the couple was reunited, and, despite having taken radically different paths, they found themselves unable to resist the call of a second chance. The Notebook also features Joan Allen, Sam Shepard, and Kevin Connolly. Memento Leonard (Guy Pearce) is a man who is struggling to put his life back together after the brutal rape and murder of his wife. But Leonard’s problems are different from those of most people in his situation; he was beaten severely by the same man who killed his wife. The most significant manifestation of Leonard’s injuries is that his short-term memory has been destroyed; he is incapable of retaining any new information, and must resort to copious note-taking and Polaroid photographs in order to keep track of what happens to him over the course of a day (he’s even tattooed himself with a few crucial bits of information he can’t get along without). Leonard retains awareness that his wife was brutally murdered, however, and he’s convinced that the culprit still walks the streets. Leonard is obsessed with the notion of taking revenge against the man who has ruined his life, and he sets out to find him. From Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan Memento is a fragmented, complex and clever narrative that keeps audiences guessing. “Diminished Capacity” is in Irish cinemas Friday, March 20th.