I can't believe I'm working with you Bobby!
Niro: Ya needed the redemption, kid.
I was pleasantly surprised the other night, Analyze
This was hysterical!
first I harbored a strange aversion to Analyze This.
After all, Billy Crystal's last flick, My
Giant was such a Giant disappointment
and sooo creepy--one bih yech fest from which I couldn't
remove myself fast enough from the extremely comfortable
seats to run out and trough at the Sweet Tomatoes salad
bar next to the theater.
What was Billy thinking...maybe... "At least
I'm not Chevy Chase!" I digress. That,
having been the last thought of dear Billy, I was not
expecting the FABULOUS movie I saw.
Ramis (along with a small army) wrote and directed this
hysterical parody of the Mob and hilarious insights
to modern psychotherapy.That might be due to the fact
most of the writers came from dysfunctional childhoods,
grapple with a latent Oedipus complex and suffer from
penis envy. But, that's just speculation.
Anyhoodlum...Crystal's dead pan delivery of a well penned
script had me laughing so hard I actually had to see
the movie twice! Crystal's Ben Sobel, is dragged
into mob boss Paul Vitti's ( Robert De Niro) life to
help cure him of panic attacks; not that it prevents
him from offing people anyway mind you.
was De Niro great! He did his own parody! He must have
a great sense of humor to spoof himself like that. He
is right on the funnybone target.
The man who brought you Raging Bull now brings
you raging laughter. His suits are to die for! Ya, know
that's why evil is so alluring; they always dress the
bad guys exceptionally snazzy and the good guys from
the Big K Unfuckable Collection of Kenny Rogers polyester
leisure wear. No wonder girls are attracted to a bad
element; they're flame retardant.
Niro's archnemesis, Chazz Palmenteri has been given
so few lines it pained me (you know I luv that guy).
He shed his rotunda from Hurly Burly and looks
as svelte and delicious as eva! Could he be better?
there's Lisa Kudrow. She should stick to Friends.
There she shines- quirky and bubbly, here-she didn't.
Think diamonds vs. coal. Gawd knows it wasn't the script.
This is the problem in Hollywood; she's popular so she's
in; nevermind 10-15 different chick-babes who coulda
been, oh I don't know...believable?
and see this! You will be bursting with guffaws. Hey,
don't go if ya got a cold, ya may blow snot on the people
in front of ya (careful, they may be "packin' a
piece"). I am sooo happy Billy's back on top where
he should be; he's a gem.
And Bob? Please what can't that guy do? Oh yeah, sing.
Remember New York New York? He's forgiven.
recommendation: Some pasta fagioli, a little
penne ala vodka, bracciole, meatballs--mangia!
You're too thin! Eat before the show, so ya stink of
garlic for that odorama affect. Xanax for dessert.
by: Harold Ramis.
Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Molly Shannon
and Leo Rossi.