A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The laughs are few and far between. Analyze This is not subtle, it's not intelligent, it's _not even FUNNY_. I wasn't expecting a brilliant piece of work, but THIS is receiving rave reviews?
Crystal needs his own personal director or else some sort of mental strait-jacket so that he learns that there is a point where less is more. He has a few good lines, but for the most part is merely obnoxious. The last scene with the mob bosses is one of the most embarrassing scenes I've ever watched. Why is it even in the film? It looks to me like it's simply a chance for Crystal to do a bit of stand-up on his own, but it's so bad that you want to take him out behind the barn and end his misery.
I'm a huge DeNiro fan and I find even his performance disappointing. His popular crying scenes are really not that great. They look, dare I say it about the great Robert, poorly acted. I wanted to laugh but it just wasn't there. His "you, you" thing was old the first time he used it. With his track record a miss is allowable. With Crystal it's expected. He should stick to making kid's films about giant actors and such things.
If you want to see a really good comedy in this vein, try Grosse Pointe Blank, about a hitman going to his 10-year high school reunion. It's witty, intelligent, and well-acted. But avoid Analyze This, even if you're a DeNiro fan. If you're a fan of Crystal, well, your expectations of intelligent life have probably been lowered to the paramecium level anyway. So enjoy.
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