Analyze this from 1999 featured a great cast of actors including Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal, Chazz Palminteri, Max Casella, Pat Cooper, Molly Shannon, Elizabeth Bracco and others.
Let’s go back to 1999 for this lost classic.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Directed by the late Harold Ramis, Analyze This was successful that there was a sequel to it in 2002. While the move cost over 30 million dollars to shoot, it grossed over 175 million dollars.
ABOUT ANALYZE THIS
Mob boss Paul Vitti and his consigliere Manetta are discussing an upcoming meeting and the Mafia’s present-day problems over lunch. Just as Manetta warns Paul to look out for Primo Sindone (an up-and-coming mafioso who wants to be capo di tutti capi), gunmen drive past and kill Manetta. Paul narrowly escapes.
Psychiatrist Ben Sobel is stressed: his son from his first marriage spies on his sessions, his patients are not challenging enough, and his wedding to Laura MacNamara is upcoming. Ben rear-ends a car belonging to Paul and the trunk opens, revealing a man bound and gagged inside, which Ben and his son do not notice. Jelly, one of Paul’s men, takes the blame, but Ben gives Jelly his business card in case he changes his mind regarding compensation.
During a meeting, Paul has a panic attack and tells Jelly that he needs to see a psychiatrist, but it has to be kept a secret, and Jelly recommends Ben. Paul visits Ben, claiming his friend needs therapy, but Ben sees through the lie and realizes Paul is talking about himself, impressing Paul enough to want to see him constantly, to Ben’s frustration. Ben goes to Miami for his wedding and Paul, Jelly, and the crew follows. Paul explains he has been suffering from erectile dysfunction and Ben suggests the source of the problem might be stress.
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