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Analyze This (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1999 (USA)
A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one-patient is an insecure mob boss.

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'50s Gangster (as Kresimir Novakovic)
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Young Vitti Sr.
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Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
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Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
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Dr. Isaac Sobel
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Storyline

Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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New York's most powerful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings. YOU try telling him his 50 minutes are up.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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5 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Analízame  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,383,507 (USA) (5 March 1999)

Gross:

$106,694,016 (USA) (16 July 1999)
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Trivia

The character of Paul Vitti was loosely inspired by real life mobster John Gotti. See more »

Goofs

Jelly and then the Doctor say 'consiglieri' meaning the doctor's would-be position in Vitti's family. However, the correct form would be 'consigliere' that is an advisor in Italian. The word 'consiglieri' is the plural from 'consigliere'. See more »

Quotes

[Paul is anxious about his impotence]
Dr. Ben Sobel: I have to say, not being able to perform three or four times...
Boss Paul Vitti: Eight times.
Dr. Ben Sobel: ...eight times, is not catastrophic.
Boss Paul Vitti: Well, maybe not to you, look at you. But if I can't get it up, that makes me less of a man, and I can't have that. In my world I deal with animals, Doctor. They may seem dumb to an educated guy like you, but make no mistake, Doctor, animals are very cunning, and they sense weakness.
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Amusing
24 August 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Overall, I found "Analyze This" a very amusing comedy, well worth seeing. There are a number of laugh-out-loud lines, a screamingly funny parody of "The Godfather", and a well-chosen cast that's very funny. Movie is also very well photographed, and is never boring for an instant.

Some minor objections, though:

(1) Robert DeNiro was funny and believable - except for his crying scenes. These scenes came across as somewhat forced.

(2) Forgotten subplots. There are a couple of subplots - one with Crystal's relationship with his father, encounters with some FBI agents - that are started up, and then dropped and forgotten about. I strongly suspect this version we saw was cut from on originally longer print.


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