The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress. Written by
When Robert De Niro is singing "I Feel Pretty", one word was change in the Lyrics. In the part "I feel pretty and witty and gay" the word "gay" was changed by "bright". See more »
The amount of liquid on Paul Vitti's eyebrows and nose changes between shots while Dr. Ben Sobel is preparing to inject him with saline in order to determine whether or not he is really catatonic. See more »
How did he know about the money? And how did he know that Tony Cisco got popped? We didn't find out about it till this morning.
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A sequel to the enjoyable Analyze This, 'Analyze That' is a partly funny sequel, that never achieves the wit & energy of its prequel, but works in its own way nonetheless. Despite a few shortcomings, there are some genuine laughs to be had here!
'Analyze That' Synopsis: Mobster Paul Vitti is released into Dr. Ben Sobol's care, where only more chaos ensues.
'Analyze That' has a strong first-hour, where the humor works. But, the second-hour slips into predictability & is low on laughs. In short, a lively first-hour is its high, but an underwhelming second-hour is its low!
Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Peter Steinfeld & Harold Ramis's Screenplay works in bits & pieces. One certainly is missing the wit of its much superior prequel. Ramis's Direction is decent, as always. Ramis knew his job & his loss makes his work all the more precious.
Performance-Wise: Robert De Niro & Billy Crystal reprise their parts, most admirably. De Niro is simply brilliant as the don with a soft heart, while Crystal is responsible for the film's best laughs. Joe Viterelli, in his final role. is excellent. Lisa Kudrow is lovely in a small, but significant role.
On the whole, 'Analyze That' isn't all-out funny, but it succeeds in making you laugh at parts.
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