Just a man, standing in front of the world, asking it to love him.
Thoroughly enjoyed the film, albeit a little contrived. de Niro is enjoyably bad as an emotional Mafia don, and it amuses more as a pastiche than a film to take seriously. Billy Crystal is quite convincing as the psychiatrist ordered to look after our nervy Italian commandant, and Joe Viterelli is on top form as the bumbling sidekick to de Niro's made man.
Favourite Scene: Dr. Sobel acts as the new head of the Vitti Family; cue some slaps to the face for Jelly and lines that must have confused Crystal as even he was saying them!
Well, what can be said about this film that hasn't already?
There's two things I need to say. Firstly, it's an absolute travesty that Heath Ledger is no longer with us. His performance is just astounding. I'm not saying that everyone else is shit. I'm just saying that they pale in comparison. Secondly...this film was so good I went to see it 8 times in the cinema.
That's right. EIGHT.
Favourite Scene: Our first introduction to The Joker...his 'laugh' as he walks in is only as chilling as his 'joke'.