Analyze That NINE, 10.45pm, M (2002)
It’s a good bet that this cheeky encore to Analyze This outwits the original, but it’s essentially the same joke. Lampooning organised-crime stereotypes, Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal are afforded tremendous scope to put on a cracking display of comic showmanship, under the direction of Harold Ramis. The setup sees Vitti (De Niro) stage a psychotic breakdown to secure his release from prison, after which he is placed under the responsibility of the reluctant Dr Sobel (Crystal), whose spouse (Lisa Kudrow) would rather eat nails. There’s nothing remarkable about the plot, but the chuckles are there – so too is Anthony LaPaglia in a wicked cameo as a Sopranos- style TV show star.