Year of Release: 1999
Director: Harold Ramis
Approx. Running Time: 104 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
" The funniest comedy in a decade."
-Kathryn Kinley, WPIX-TV/NEW YORK
Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal team with Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri and director/co-writer Harold Ramis to make you a comedy offer you can't refuse in this laugh-out-loud mob hit. De Niro, deftly spoofing the wiseguy roles that have been a staple of his estimable career, plays powerful New York crime family racketeer Paul Vitti. Crystal, always one joke ahead of sleeping with the fishes, is shrink Ben Sobel, who has just days to resolve Vitti's emotional crisis and turn him into a happy, well-adjusted gangster. Yes, Sobel is a family psychiatrist. But surely this isn't the kind of family he had in mind.
Robert De Niro takes his first real crack at comedy in this hilarious spoof of the sort of roles that he's famous for. A very original comedy that will keep you laughing.
Rated R (MPAA)