When infamous mob boss Robert De Niro starts
losing his homicidal, vengeful tendencies, he bullies psychoanalyst Billy Crystal into
"fixing" him. Also with Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli, Chazz Palminteri and Kyle
SEX/NUDITY 4 - Sexual innuendo (including references to impotence and oral
sex) and kissing. We hear moaning and see people moving underneath sheets; we then see a
scantily clad woman breathing heavily while moving rhythmically on top of a man.
VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man is shot in the chest (we see two bloody bullet holes
on his shirt) and another is shot in the back several times (we see holes in his jacket).
Gunfire is exchanged in several scenes: in one scene three men are shot (we see a little
blood on their clothes) and a few cars are bullet-ridden, and in another a man is shot in
the chest (some blood is visible). Men in a car open fire on a restaurant; we see lots of
glass breaking and a man's body lying on the ground. During a scuffle, we hear glass
breaking, see a lamp explode after it's shot, then see a man fall out of a very high
window (it's implied he dies on impact). It's implied that a man is being beaten when we
hear loud crashes coming from a room. A man who's tied to a chair is slapped, and
several other men are slapped in different scenes. We see a man with a bag over his head
and rope bound around his legs and arms lying in a car's trunk; he starts moving
around and is slapped. Some threatening with guns and many verbal threats. A man shoots a
sofa cushion several times. We see a man in an aquarium shark tank (nothing happens). In a
series of full-screen photographs, we see a sheet-covered corpse and a man with a bandaged
head and blood on his suit coat.
PROFANITY 10 - Nearly 85 F-words, lots of anatomical and scatological
references, a couple of mild obscenities and lots of insults. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Organized crime, psychoanalysis, Oedipal complex, getting
married, loyalty, betrayal, infidelity, murder, loss of a parent.
MESSAGE - Even the strangest therapeutic relationships can make meaningful
progress. Gangsters are people too.