Analyze This / Analyze That

You try telling him his 50 minutes are up
You try telling him his 50 minutes are up
ANALYZE THIS (12)
D: Harold Ramis
Warner Bros./Village Roadshow/Baltimore/Spring Creek/Face/Tribeca (Paula Weinstein & Jane Rosenthal)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
103 mins
 
Comedy/Crime
 
W: Peter Tolan & Kenneth Lonergan
DP: Stuart Dryburgh
Ed: Christopher Tellefsen
Mus: Howard Shore
PD: Wynn Thomas
 
Robert DeNiro (Paul Vitti), Billy Crystal (Dr. Ben Sobel), Lisa Kudrow (Laura MacNamara Sobel), Joe Viterelli (Jelly), Chazz Palminteri (Primo Sidone), Bill Macy (Isaac Sobel)
 
It's quite fun to watch DeNiro send himself up as an ageing gangster with anxiety attacks who blackmails white collar psychiatrist Billy Crystal to be his doctor.  The laughs run out before the end of the movie when it becomes quite stale and predictable. Still, it has moments of genuine laughs and some good performances from it's two lead actors.
A more serious version of the plot was used in the TV series "The Sopranos", airing the same year. Though similarities were roundly mocked in the second season of the show.
6/10

Robert de Niro & Billy Crystal in Analyze This
Robert de Niro & Billy Crystal in Analyze This
Did You Know:
Martin Scorsese was first approached to direct the film, but turned it down.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: 1 (Best Original Musical or Comedy Score)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

American Comedy Awards (Funniest Movie); Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (Best Supporting Actress - Comedy, Best Comedy Team)


ANALYZE THAT (12)
D: Harold Ramis
Warner Bros./Village Roadshow/Baltimore/Spring Creek/Face/Tribeca (Paula Weinstein & Jane Rosenthal)
USA/Australia 🇺🇸🇦🇺 2002
96 mins

Comedy/Crime

W: Peter Steinfeld, Harold Ramis & Peter Tolan [based on characters created by Peter Tolan & Kenneth Lonergan]
DP: Ellen Kuras
Ed: Andrew Mondshein
Mus: David Holmes
PD: Wynn Thomas

Robert DeNiro (Paul Vitti), Billy Crystal (Dr. Ben Sobel), Lisa Kudrow (Laura Sobel), Joe Viterelli (Jelly), Cathy Moriarty (Patti LoPresti)

A needless sequel with hit & miss jokes.
Robert DeNiro's ageing gangster, Paul Vitti, fakes a mental breakdown in prison so he can be released into the custody of his neurotic psychiatrist against his will.
It's by no means an awful film, but just seems like a cash-in on the moderate success of the first movie. Watch The Sopranos instead.
4/10

Billy Crystal & Robert de Niro in Analyze That
Billy Crystal & Robert de Niro in Analyze That
Did You Know:
Paul's main nemesis is named Ragazzi, which in Italian means "boys".

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 1 nomination (Worst Sequel/Prequel)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

Stinker Awards (Worst Sequel)