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Analyze This


analyzethisAfter an attempt on his life, Mafia boss Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) experiences anxiety attacks and forces a terrified psychiatrist (Billy Crystal) to take him on as patient.Ā The Sopranos, which also featured a gangster in therapy, was a hit at the time of this filmā€™s release. That TV show dealt earnestly with a manā€™s difficulties of not only heading a crime family but also taking care of his wife and kids, but this movie was played strictly for laughs. De Niro effectively does his uncontrollably blubbering boss the same way he did in films likeĀ GoodFellasĀ (1990); Crystal is also perfect as the shrink whose mob ties grow stronger.

1999-U.S. 103 min. Color.Ā Produced byĀ Paula Weinstein, Jane Rosenthal.Ā Directed byĀ Harold Ramis.Ā Screenplay:Ā Peter Tolan, Kenneth Lonergan.Ā Cast:Ā Robert De Niro (Paul Vitti), Billy Crystal (Ben Sobel), Lisa Kudrow (Laura MacNamara), Joe Viterelli, Chazz Palminteri, Bill Macy.Ā Cameo:Ā Tony Bennett.

Trivia:Ā Martin Scorsese was allegedly considered for directing duties. Followed byĀ Analyze ThatĀ (2002).

Quote:Ā ā€œMy name is Ben Sobelā€¦ -lioni. Ben Sobellioni. Iā€™m also known as, uh, Benny the Groin, Sammy the Schnazz, Elmer the Fudd, Tubby the Tuba, and once as Miss Phyllis Levine.ā€ (Crystal impersonating a gangster)

Last word: “This always felt good. [De Niro’s and my] styles are very interesting opposite of each other, and our rhythms are very much the same. We come from [New York]; we talk a certain way. It just fit. We really like each other, and it shows…We had talked about directing it ourselves, which would have been really interesting. I said, ‘You know what, Bob? I just want to be your friend.'” (Crystal, Lybarger Links)



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