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At Theaters: 12/6/2002 On Video: 5/13/2003
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399921
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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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.
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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.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Robert DeNiro CITY BY THE SEA, SHOWTIME, THE SCORE, 15 MINUTES
Billy Crystal MONSTERS, INC., AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS, GET BRUCE
Lisa Kudrow LUCKY NUMBERS, HANGING UP, ANALYZE THIS
Director: Harold Ramis BEDAZZLED, ANALYZE THIS
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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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Entertainment Weekly   Full 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  Full Review
Above Average "Analyze That delivers its share of amusing moments, but, when it comes to inventive or inspired comedy, it is lacking.''

Roger Ebert  Full 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.''

USA TODAY  Full 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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Based on an Exit Polling of 145 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
8
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
15
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
21
High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
24
Fairly High
96%
30+Adults (M)
28
Fairly High
82%
30+Adults (F)
49
Fairly High
82%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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. Not now.

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?

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