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
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Originally, the scene in which the couple is discussing their problems in bed with Dr. Sobel (Billy Crystal) was supposed to include only the woman and Dr. Sobel, but Crystal thought it would be funnier if the two of them were present. The man playing the husband is the head of the sound department for the movie, Les Lazarowitz, who being a heavyset guy made the scene even more comical. He deferred the sound mixing duties to his assistant while this scene was being filmed. Coincidentally, Lazarowitz was the boom operator (uncredited) in the fruit stand scene of The Godfather (1972), which is parodied in Analyze This (1999). See more »
Looking through the viewfinder, pictures taken by the FBI show Pauly walking on the water side to the left of the doctor. Later, when the photos are shown, their positions are reversed. See more »
Analyze this is a fine movie, with a great cast of likable characters and an interesting storyline. Billy Crystal plays Ben Sobel a psycho-therapist who practises in the shadow of his brilliant father, and is due to marry the woman of his dreams (Lisa Kudrow). Robert De Niro plays Paul Vitti, a mafia crime boss who is struggling with his emotions and his libido. This satirical slant on the classic mobster movies is excellently played out by Crystal and De Niro, who form a formidable comedy duo, with plenty of laughs.
Rated 15 'Analyze This' doesn't shy away from profanity and violence, ensuring that it fits into the mobster theme seamlessly, delivering us a highly enjoyable movie without offending fans of the mobster genre.
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