Analyze This (1999)
USA / English
"New York's most powerful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings. YOU try telling him his 50 minutes are up.
"A comedy about a psychiatrist (Crystal) whose number one-patient is an insecure mob boss (De Niro.)
"The Sopranos" Meets "What About Bob?"
As i was watching this movie that's the first thing that came to me. Here we
have mob boss Paul Vitti (Robert Deniro) who has to see psychiatrist Dr.
Sobel (Billy Crystal) to be treated for panic attacks, and he then becomes
so dependent that he follows Sobel everywhere, even interrupting (twice)
Sobel's marriage to Laura (Lisa Kudrow). So what we have is essentially a
"Sopranos" - "What About Bob?" hybrid, with a dose of "The Godfather" thrown
in for good measure. (I'm not saying that this movie copied "The Sopranos."
I realize they were in production at the same time. Just that the story is
essentially the same.)
Not that this is a bad movie. Crystal and Deniro are good (although Crystal
as Dr. Sobel doesn't strike me as a particularly good psychiatrist.) In
general, the movie is mildly amusing and reaches the heights of hilarious
when Sobel is "drafted" to represent Vitti at a meeting of mob
Overall this isn't spectacular, but I would say it's above
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