Analyze That

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Analyze That ★½ 2002 (R)

Woefully inferior sequel finds shrink Dr. Sobel (Crystal, becoming more irritating with every film), who's trying to deal with his father's death, also helping out mobster Vitti (De Niro), whose life is being threatened by mob factions with boundary issues. After Vitti fakes a breakdown to escape jailhouse hitmen, Sobel is forced by the FBI to house and rehabilitate him, incurring the wrath of his loving but running-out-of patience wife Laura (the sadly underused Kudrow). There are a few laughs to be had, mostly compliments of De Niro, but not enough to keep the inevitable “Analyze the Other Thing” off the Least Wanted list. 95m/C VHS, DVD . US Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Lisa Kudrow, Joe (Johnny) Viterelli, Reg Rogers, Cathy Moriarty, John Finn, Kyle Sabihy, Callie (Calliope) Thorne, Pat Cooper, Frank Gio, Donnamarie Recco; D: Harold Ramis; W: Harold Ramis, Peter Steinfeld, Peter Tolan; C: Ellen Kuras; M: David Holmes.