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on 29 July 2009
Robert De Nero takes up his role as Paul Vitti again, but this time he's in jail for crimes he committed with the Mafia. He's worried that inside he will be killed - so he starts acting up. Dr Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal) is called in to help him, and the best they can do is have him put into his custody - but will Vitti really survive in the real world? Can he keep straight just long enough to keep the parole board happy?
This film is quite funny, but at times it's not as good as the first movie, especially the making of a TV show he does with Santiago. Lisa Kudrow is excellent as Ben's wife and really shines - which she has done since the end of Friends. Really the hit of Crystal and De Nero really make this work, their good cop bad cop routine is quite funny, and they interact like friends - rather than the doctor/patient routine. De Nero is funnier than I expected, as he's always been cast as the serious gangster or psycho - and now he's got these funny roles which I don't really think will jeopardise his career as he's got such a CV now.
Well worth renting.