Analyze This (1999)

New York's most powerful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings. YOU try telling him his 50 minutes are up.

Blu-ray, 1h 43min
Rating: 6.7
Votes: 141099
Languages: English
Country: USA, Australia
Director: Harold Ramis
Music: Howard Shore

Plot outline

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

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Plots

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss. - Laurence Mixson

Living in the shadow of his famous psychiatrist father, with multiple issues to deal with while getting ready to remarry, the New York City psychologist, Dr Ben Sobel, has one more problem to take care of, after a fender bender with the powerful mob boss, Paul Vitti. Secretly suffering from intense anxiety attacks that render him incapable of doing what he is best at, the notorious gangster decides to pay the good doctor a visit, hell-bent on resolving his deep-seated issues before the annual meeting of Big Apple's Mafia Dons. Now, Ben has a pressing two-week deadline to come up with an effective solution, as his conflicted but dangerous patient takes no for an answer. Can Ben analyse this? - Nick Riganas

Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun? - Julian Reischl

The basic premise of this film is what if one of gangland's Dons suddenly started having anxiety attacks because of past problems. When he decides to see a shrink, what can he tell him without giving away the gang's secrets and reveal too much about his own situations? Add to the fact that this type of individual is used to everyone catering to his whims and he expects the psychiatrist to do the same, neglecting his regular practice and his attempts to get married. - John Sacksteder

Who ever heard of a tough Mafia boss having an emotional breakdown... and crying, to boot! Well, that's the premise of this zany comedy about just such a happening, and the consequences for the poor analyst who is picked to work with him are devastating. Especially since this psychiatrist is about to be married... a fact that doesn't seem to enter into the Mafia guy's consideration, for whenever he feels a need to talk, that's when the analyst must be yanked away... one time right from the altar, literally. But there's more, for during this time the Mafia is doing a lot of jockeying to come up with a new Don and this makes the need to 'cure' the emotionally distressed boss all the more urgent and definitely secretive. - BOB STEBBINS

A psychiatrist by the name of Ben Sobel gets a "challenging" patient, none other than a Mafia Boss, Paul Vitti. The Problem with this patient is that he is facing frequent emotional breakdowns and he need to solve this soon before his mafa meet. And Paul Vitti keep barging in on Sobel's life, even on his wedding day, and soon Sobel get involved with the FBI. A friendship is formed when Sobel took a bullet for his patient. - Anonymous