Ramis made a lot of funny movies, including Animal House, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, and analyze This.
analyze what the movie is calling for—not requiring, calling for.
At the analyze This press junket, a writer told the director that his niche had become “goofy redemption comedy.”
c.1600, "to dissect," from French analyser, from analyse (see analysis). Literature sense is attested from 1610s; meaning in chemistry dates from 1660s. General sense of "to examine closely" dates from 1809; psychological sense is from 1909. Related: Analyzed; analyzing.