Analyze This (1999)

HAROLD RAMIS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   

USA/Australia1999.  Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Story by , , Screenplay by Peter Tolan, Harold Ramis, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  

Strong comedy directed by Harold Ramis about a mobster (Robert De Niro) who decides that the best way to overcome his overwhelming feelings of anxiety when performing gangland hits is to consult a psychiatrist () and work his feelings out. Eventually, they become friends, and the hilarity from two completely disparate worlds clashing is cheerfully wrought out by the script (co-written by Kenneth Lonergan). has a delicious supporting role as Crystal’s fiancee, and Ramis steers the project clear of the usual cliches of this kind of comedy, creating a work that is pure pleasure and more than mild distraction.

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