Analyze That [WS] [DVD] [2002]

Proving that even mediocre films will be given a decent DVD release, Analyze That is far from a spectacular disc, but still has enough going for it to give it a try. Warner, as usual, produces a fine enough transfer, framed at 1.85:1 and anamorphic. A full-frame version is available separately. Colors are generally bright and realistic, though detail isn't particularly strong. While certainly nothing to complain about, the image doesn't stand out. Unfortunately, neither does the sound. The 5.1 English Dolby Digital track lacks any creative effort, as everything is centered up front, with no significant separation up front or in the rear speakers. Though some supplemental features are offered, they don't strengthen this disc. A commentary track from director Harold Ramis is relatively weak, with sporadic comments, though at times they are interesting. The documentary, actually a ten-minute studio fluff piece, actually gives away some key plot points, so be sure not to watch it first. Finally, along with the theatrical trailer and some filmographies, is an amusing test, called "M.A.D.E. -- the Mafioso Associate Degree Exam," to see if you belong in "the family." Neither a laugh fest, nor an exceptional disc, which is unfortunate considering the talent involved.
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Special Features

  • Feature-length audio commentary by director/co-writer Harold Ramis
  • Play the M.A.D.E. Challenge and test whether you have what it takes to be part of the mob
  • "The Making of Analyze That" featurette
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français, & Español
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Analyze That
Everyone's favorite neurotic mafia boss (with the possible exception of Tony Soprano) is out of prison and back on the couch in this sequel to the hit comedy Analyze This. Ever since he ended up behind bars, mob leader Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) has been in sad shape, alternately weeping like a child and singing favorite tunes from West Side Story. Fearful of his emotional stability, prison officials release Vitti into the custody of his psychiatrist, Dr. Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal), but this is far more responsibility than Sobel wants -- he's having troubles with his family after the recent death of his father, also an analyst, and has been overworked since taking over his late father's practice. Sobel becomes even more exasperated when he learns Vitti will be moving into his home, which is especially upsetting for Sobel's wife, Laura (Lisa Kudrow). As Sobel tries to get to the root of Vitti's problems -- which are very much real, even if he was faking his symptoms behind bars -- he tries to help Vitti find a straight job, which is hardly easy for a man of his temperament. And adding to all this confusion, several members of Vitti's old crew are after him, determined to insure that he doesn't pass along any incriminating information. Analyze That also features Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, Joseph Viterelli, and baseball legend Yogi Berra. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert De Niro
    Robert De Niro - Paul Vitti
  • Billy Crystal
    Billy Crystal - Dr. Ben Sobel
  • Lisa Kudrow
    Lisa Kudrow - Laura Sobel
  • Joe Viterelli
    Joe Viterelli - Jelly
  • Reg Rogers
    Reg Rogers - Raoul Berman

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