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Vitti is granted a conditional release into Sobel’s custody, becoming his patient again and -- even worse -- his houseguest, the reluctant psychiatrist finds that he has no choice. In order to get peace back in his life he must help the troubled gangster sort out his psyche, find gainful employment and go straight.
Comedy - This comedy sequel will appeal to the same adult moviegoers that
made the first film such a hit. The rough language and mild
violence and sexual content make the film earn its R rating, so
parents of young children should be forewarned.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 12 S-words, 4 GD's, many others. SEX/NUDITY: Loud sex noises and sexy dancing. VIOLENCE: Shootings and beatings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco, alcohol, and pill use. ACTION: One big car chase. COMEDY: Lots of slapstick and profanity-heavy banter.
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Review Below Average "Watching Analyze That, it doesn't take long to
get the sinking sensation that you're seeing a shadow of a former joke.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Above Average "Analyze That delivers its share of amusing
moments, but, when it comes to inventive or inspired comedy, it is lacking.''
Review Average "If the first film seemed to flow naturally from the
premise, this one seems to slink uneasily onto the screen, aware that it feels
exactly like a facile, superficial recycling job.''
Review Average "Even if you end up laughing at parts of the movie — and
several members of my audience did — its staleness may nag. Though the picture
falls apart whenever the two leads aren't on screen together, you can argue that
That isn't that inferior to its predecessor.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
By far the biggest complaint, and what apparently caused many of the lower opinions, was the high use of the F-word. If that bothers you, it's probably best if you wait and see it when it's cleaned up for TV.
Factoring out the low opinions due to the profanity, I would say most people enjoyed this movie, but it's not likely to be a big hit. With so many opinions in the "Good" to "Very Good" range, it's at best an above average movie. Which isn't a bad thing at all. Just don't go in expecting anything more and you will likely feel you've gotten your money's worth.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This mob comedy sequel should have no problem pleasing the audiences that made the first film such a hit. Stars Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal's chemistry and amusing, often profane, banter will likely leave adult audiences in stitches.
Mob boss Paul Vitti (ROBERT DE NIRO) is nearing the end of his term in Sing
Sing, and the FBI agents monitoring him are baffled. Day after day they watch as
New York's most notorious gangland figure walks around his cell in a
semi-catatonic stupor, occasionally breaking into songs from West Side Story.
Is Vitti having a nervous breakdown because of recent threats on his life by
a rival Family or is his odd behavior merely a foxy ploy to get him sprung from
jail early? The FBI isn't sure and neither is his former psychotherapist Ben
Sobel (BILLY CRYSTAL), who gets called in to consult on the case.
The last time Sobel treated Vitti he tried to get to the source of his
debilitating anxiety attacks, but barely scratched the surface. It will take
time to examine the demons still lurking in Vitti's mind and help put him on
the straight and narrow – time that Sobel doesn't want to give. Not to Vitti.
Truth is, Sobel has problems of his own. His father has just died, plunging
him into an identity crisis in both his personal and professional lives.
Furthermore, he knows his wife Laura (LISA KUDROW) will be furious if he allows
the unpredictable Vitti back into their lives.
But when Vitti is granted a conditional release into Sobel's custody,
becoming his patient again and -- even worse -- his houseguest, the reluctant
psychiatrist finds that he has no choice. In order to get peace back in his life
he must help the troubled gangster sort out his psyche, find gainful employment
and go straight.
The good news is that Vitti finally appears to be sincere about taking the
cure. And Sobel really wants to believe him.
But how can he be sure when guys like Lou The Wrench keep showing up?