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Analyze This
Analyze This (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Robert De Niro Paul Vitti
Billy Crystal Ben Sobel
Lisa Kudrow Laura MacNamara
Joe Viterelli Jelly
Chazz Palminteri Primo Sindone
Bill Macy Isaac Sobel
Leo Rossi Carlo Mangano
Kyle Sabihy Michael Sobel
Rebecca Schull Dorothy Sobel
Molly Shannon Caroline
Robert DeNiro
Kresimir Novakovic '50s Gangster
Bart Tangredi Young Vitti Sr.
Michael Straka Young Dominic Manetta
Joseph Rigano Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
Richard C. Castellano Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Crime; Drama
Director Harold Ramis
Producer Jane Rosenthal; Paula Weinstein
Writer Kenneth Lonergan; Peter Tolan
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 103 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.6
Plot
Cast Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal together in a film and it should be a sucker's bet as to who's going to be funnier and who's going to give the more nuanced performance. Somehow, though, De Niro walks away with most of the laughs in Analyze This, a buddy action-comedy about a mob boss (De Niro, natch) suffering from panic attacks who makes a nebbishy shrink (Crystal, natch) an offer he can't refuse--actually, it's not really an offer, it's a command. The good doctor is forced to help the gangster get in touch with his feelings. Had the brilliant TV series The Sopranos not underscored how thin and watery and shticky director-cowriter Harold Ramis's approach to such potentially rich material actually is, the movie--a hit in theaters and De Niro's biggest film ever--would seem more fresh and kicky. De Niro's definitely a hoot as the ever milder menace, and Crystal actually concentrates on giving a credible performance opposite the acting legend (alas, he doesn't turn his character's fear of his patient into inspired comedy, as Alan Arkin did in Grosse Pointe Blank). The conclusion devolves into the requisite gunplay, and Chazz Palminteri and Lisa Kudrow are criminally wasted as an opposing mob boss and Crystal's fiancée, respectively, but overall, it's breezy fun. --David Kronke
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 130
Collection Status In Collection
Location Main
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 085391698821
Chapters 34
Release Date 2/3/2004
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen