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After the stiff attempts at realism in many recent features, it's a treat to see broad cartoon-style animation on the big screen in Osmosis Jones, a spoof of cop movies set inside the human body. The title character (voice by Chris Rock) is a street-smart white blood cell, working for Frank's immune system. He and Drix (David Hyde Pierce), an over-the-counter cold capsule, are reluctant partners fighting what appears to be a minor infection. Osmosis discovers Frank has really contracted a fatal virus, Thrax (Laurence Fishburne): he battles a corrupt body politic led by a venal mayor (William Shatner) to save Frank's life and win the affection of the mayor's aide, Leah (Brandy Norwood). Rock's motor-mouth delivery can get annoying, but it contrasts nicely with straight arrow Drix (imagine a fussy Buzz Lightyear). Excellent drawing and a powerful vocal performance make Thrax a genuinely frightening villain.
Osmosis Jones is about two-thirds animation and one-third live action, which is why two-thirds of the film is entertaining and funny, and one-third is not. The life Osmosis and Drix save belongs to Frank, a slob played in live-action sequences by Bill Murray, who's undercut rather than supported by Chris Elliott and Molly Shannon. Shamelessly over-the-top performances make the human characters seem flatter than the two-dimensional cartoons. The live action was shot by the Farrelly brothers and features lots of gross-out gags about zits, flatulence, vomit, snot, etc. The audience endures these leaden segments, waiting to get back to the animation--and the real comedy. Suitable for ages 9 and up: profanity, violence, bodily function jokes. --Charles Solomon
- pure stupid
this is stupid and gross and nothing works in this movie. horrible I will say and BIl Murray is wasted as the man who Osmosis Jones and Drexel are in. maybe a little bit for kids but this one is so bad I had to keep my head from stop spinning it was so dumb and so is the end. from the Farrelly brothers and the guys from Space Jam. they couldve done a much better job. Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Kid Rock, Brandy and William Shatner do voices. Molly Shannon and Chris Elliott also star as well....more info
- Use a Klenex Would You?
Movie Summary: Osmosis Jones is a white blood cell in the body of Frank. He is a cop who defends Frank from invading germs. Frank is a disgusting human being who eats a hard boiled egg from the floor of a monkey's cage and in the process ingests a nasty virus named Thrax. Jones is the only cop who is on to Thrax's evil plan to kill Frank in record time. Jones gets help from an over the counter cold pill named Drix and together they fight to save Frank's life.
My Opinion: The animated portions of the movie were entertaining and fun. The live action portions of the film were gross and not that funny. If it had been 95% animation, this would have been a lot better film. As it is, its audience would be mostly teen and pre-teen boys who are into the gross out humor. Bill Murray's character is disgusting and very hard to like. He doesn't treat his daughter very well. He comes across as very unsympathetic. In the animated portions, all the characters are well done. Chris Rock does an excellent job as Jones. He's funny and you end up rooting for him. David Hyde Pierce is perfect as Drix the cold pill. They make a surprisingly good team. Laurence Fishburne and William Shatner round out the excellent animated cast. If only they could have toned down the live action parts and made Frank more likable. Then we'd probably have a hit on our hands.
DVD Quality: Video: Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1 Animation is very crisp and clear. Sound: DD 5.1 The dialog is quiet and the music is loud. Extras: Commentary, Trailers, Behind the Scenes Documentary, Deleted Scenes, Hidden Clip Menus: Average Animated Menus. This is a decent DVD release with a fair amount of extras.
What You Should Do: Rent it if you've got some teen age boys in the house. The animated portion of the story is great, but the live action scenes can get pretty gross.
Related Movies To Check Out: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Toy Story, Cool World...more info
- Better than expected
On a personal basis, I'd say that Osmosis Jones was better than quite a few of this years 'blockbusters'. In terms of entertainment, it even beats Harry Potter and Planet of the Apes. Of course, it's supposed to be that way, seeing as it's a comedy, but still.. I had more fun watching this than either of the aforementioned two.
The integration between the live-acting and the animation is near-seamless. The whole thing flows with ease.. unless one happens to be watching the live actors. Perhaps one enjoys the animation more after watching the pathetic character castings. I certainly couldn't sympathize with Frank (Bill Murray's character) and even his attempt at the end to make up for his blase acting is too little, too late. However, Thrax was awesomely played.. he literally sent shivers up my spine from the moment he first began speaking. Jones and Drix pull together well, and serve as perfect bouncing boards for each other's personality. For those hoping that this movie will have children coming away with a greater understanding of the workings of the human body, this movie will come as a disappointment. But those who expect nothing more than an enjoyable flick and fun time, ya'll will enjoy it!...more info
- Excellent Resource
Osmosis Jones is an excellent resource for my students. This video is utilized in my classroom when teaching about cells and viruses. My sixth grade students really enjoy the video for its science content, humor, action, and soundtrack!...more info
- Osmosis who?
Osmosis Jones is a rotation between live action and cartoon animation. Live action = Frank's dreary, disgusting, and boring life as a zookeeper and single parent. Cartoon animation = the fascinating metropolis of cells inside Frank. The live action of this movie (which constitutes about 40% of the film) is lame and dorky, and it's only purpose seems to drag the integrity of the film down. That's a real shame, too, because the world inside Frank is really fun. Though the story itself is simply good versus evil, it takes quite a big leap of creativity to twist it into everyday, bodily functions. Despite what others may have said, I found Osmosis Jones to be a unique, witty, clever, and humorous movie. Though there is a lot of bathroom (and adult) humor and a few gross scenes, this is a great film. Well, the cartoon part is great. The live action they tried to connect with Frank's insides is really down and out, and makes the show not what it should be. My advice: close your eyes through those scenes, because the cartoon world within is definitely worth seeing....more info
- Humorous look at dangers of poor health habits
A great combination of animation and live action. Good lesson for school age children on importance of good health habits....more info
- Cute but gross
THE REVIEW'S TITLE SAYS IT ALL: THE MOVIE IS CUTE BUT
GROSS. I'VE RENTED THIS AT LEAST 20 TIMES AND
I STILL FEEL LIKE HURLING AT CERTAIN TIMES WHEN
I WATCH IT. JUST PLEASE,FOR HEAVEN'S SAKES,
DON'T WATCH THIS AND EAT....more info
- all copies should be rounded up and dropped in a vat of acid
At our house we try once a weekend to grab a video, make some kid-friendly food and have a movie night. This movie even put my 7 year old son off his pizza. I have never seen a grosser film. There was no bodily humor; "humor" implies an attempt to make people laugh. This was simply an attempt to gross people out. I dunno - if you think someone walking around with a big green booger hanging out of his nose (who then snorts it up and swallows it)is funny, maybe you'd laugh. *shrugs*
The animated part is better with David Hyde-Pierce playing a hilariously rigid cold capsule (sort of a "Buzz-Lightyear-before-he-figured-out-he-was-a-toy" type), but it wasn't worth the agony of the live action stuff to watch these parts. I gave up after half an hour, and my kids asked me if they could watch something different about 15 minutes later.
Listen - I can burp and fart with the best of 'em, but this film just needs to go. I'd rather sit through a 6 hour "Dora the Explorer" marathon....more info
- Osmosis Ewww
Fun to watch, until Bill Murray comes on screen. Word to the squeamish...you might want to close your eyes during his scenes. But the animation is very well done, and the dialogue is very funny if you follow closely....more info
- Great Films for Children 5&UP
This is a very clever film! A good introduction to the
workings of the human body.
And it manages to do that in a very entertaining way. Adults will
find it very entertaining too.
Bill murray plays a man with some medical problems, and the
effects on his body are shown in animation. The members of
his immune system are a lot of fun
I've watched it several times and I continue to enjoy it....more info
- Hilariously satirical, and pretty cool
Osmosis Jones is a pretty cool movie that is composed of 1/3 Gross Out Comedy, 1/3 Satire and 1/3 Buddy action flick. And 2/3 are done well. Let's face it, the real life part stunk, but the rest of it more than makes up for it.
This is the story of a guy named Osmosis Jones, a white blood cell voiced by Chris Rock. He lives inside the body of Frank, a slobby zookeeper who's body is likened to a city: it has it's dump (guess where), power plant (heart), ghetto (liver), and even natural disasters (cramps and sicknesses.) So when Frank injests a hard boiled egg that has been in the mouth of a monkey and on the ground, it's bad news. Especially when the egg hosts the Red Death virus named Thrax (my favorite character), voiced superbly by a evilly suave and utterly unrecognizable Laurence Fishburne. Thrax wants to kill Frank in record time (48 hours) by damaging his hypothermis gland and heating Frank up like "A sidewalk on a summer day..." Thrax snickers.
To help Osmosis fight Thrax, enter the by-the-book and not particularly bright cherry-flavored cold pill Drix (David Hyde Peirce)who wants to prove his worth by curing Frank.
The In-Jokes, such as taking you're girlfriend down to the kidneys to see the stones and an armpit being a sauna for gangsters make it funny. The live-action parts are disgusting with vomit jokes and require fast forwarding. And the action scenes near the end, involving car chases and fistfights, are just cool. It's a little violent within the body; Thrax's sicle-like index finger is used for slicing apart those unfortunate cells that stand in his way and for setting fire to his surroundings. Lots of pyromania. Rock, Peirce, and especially Fishburne lend excellent voice talent to this movie. But not for the squeamish....more info
Osmosis Jones is a great movie for kids,I wouldn't tell older people to watch this movie.It's kind of weird seeing Chris Rock in a movie without him cursing,well there is no bad humor but there are some very sick parts considering it takes place in a body and it's about a white blood sell and a cold pill tring to save a body from a bad germ.It get's stupid and slow at some parts but it's a good movie all together.Recap!Good for kids bad for adults,slow but good.Kids,get it.Adults,don't bother....more info
- Osmosis Jones
I loved this movie, Chris Rock and David Hyde do a great job and Bill Murray is so funny, I could watch this movie over and over and never get tired of it....more info
- Ridiculous entertainment does not equal great cinema
Osmosis Jones is one of those movies you almost feel like you have to apologize for liking. Well, forget about it, because this is a very funny and downright entertaining movie with no class whatsoever!
The scenes bounce between live acting and full animation, determined by whether we are outside or inside the body of Frank. The casting for this silly and peculiar movie was expertly chosen for both live and voice roles.
Live, we have Bill Murray as Frank, in his most disgusting character since Caddyshack. Chris Elliot plays his brother Bob, and manages to challenge Murray in the "disgusting slob" category. Murray eats a hard boiled egg that landed in monkey doodoo, and thus introduces Thrax into his body, a red-death virus determined to take over Frank and kill him. (voiced by Laurence Fishburne)
Inside of Frank, we go to the animation where Chris Rock is the voice of our hero, a white blood cell named Osmosis Jones. Jones is a detective for the City Of Frank, where William Shatner does the voice for Mayor Phlemming. Jones knows something is wrong, but the Mayor denies any illness could occur in Frank. But just to be safe, he "manually overrides" Frank and has him take a cold pill.
Meet Drix, the huge and snotty cold pill, whose voice is played by David Hyde Pierce (Frazier's brother Niles). Jones and Drix make an unlikely team as they hunt down Thrax and try to stop him from killing Frank.
Nothing is taboo here; they go to the nose and get caught up in the wave of snot when Frank's allergies act up, they travel to The Zit, Frank's hottest new club where Kidney Rock is playing (Kidd Rock), and Jones reminisces about the time he hit the "Panic Button" in Frank's stomach, causing him to vomit all over his daughter Shane's teacher. (played live action by Molly Shannon)
Boogers, snot, vomit, farts, and zits; its all here. Ron Howard even does a guest voice as Tom Colonic, running for Mayor against Phlemming, who broadcasts his campaign commercial from The Bowels.
This is visceral entertainment with a squishy feel to it, riotously funny and well endowed with toilet humor; silly campy comedy at its very best. In David Litton's excellent review below, he mentioned that this was a "Fun Time-waster". Indeed it is, David. Enjoy!...more info
- FINALLY! A movie where bodily humor is actually necessary!
Funny, clever, and beautifully animated, "Osmosis Jones" was unfairly overlooked in theaters. (Am I the only person who went to see it?) I'll take this over "Shrek" any day....more info
- Not for the squeamish!
This is a movie that has lots of grossness to it, but there is a very good heart to (z)it. I suggest that you not eat before watching this movie because it is very gross, not as gross as Hannibal but still gross. Chris Rock was hilarious in this movie as was Bill Murray who was in only half of the movie. Well animated and directed, Osmosis Jones is a movie definitely for children, NOT adults. Rated PG for gross bodily humor....more info
- One of The Best Animated Films Ever Made
This Live-Action/Animated Adventure Follows Frank, A Slob Who One Day Eats An Egg That's Been Caught In A Chimp's Mouth and Landed on The Ground. Inside His Body, A Virus Named Thrax is On The Loose in His Body. Now It's Up To The Help of A White Blood Cell Cop Named Osmosis Jones and A Cold Pill Named Drix To Stop Trax From Killing Frank Within 48 Hours.
OSMOSIS JONES is Probly One of The Absolute Best Animated Films Ever Made. Though The Trailers Advertise A Family Film, It's Definatly NOT A Family Film, and I'm Kind of Shocked It Wasn't Rated PG-13.
The Live-Action Cast Aren't As Good As What The ANIMATED VOICE Cast Brings To The Film, But Still Bring The Carecters To Life. The LIVE-ACTION Cast Includes Bill Murray (From GROUNDHOG DAY) as Frank, Molly Shannon (Who Later Did EVAN ALMIGHTY) as Shan's (Frank's Daurghter) Teacher, and Chris Elliot (From THE MASK) as Bob, Frank's Best Friend.
The ANIMATED VOICE Cast Is One of The Best Voice-Over Cast Ever and They Really Bring The Carecters To Life. They Include Chris Rock (Who Later Did MADAGASCAR) as Osmosis Jones, David Hyde Pierce (From BUG'S LIFE) as Drix, William Shatner (Who Later Did OVER THE HEDGE) as The Mayor, and The Best Out of Them All, Lauance Fishburne (From MATRIX) as The Virus Thrax.
The Animation is A Combination of 2D and CGI and It's Absolutly Realistic.
OSMOSIS JONES is A Must-See Film For Older Kids and Adults of All Ages.
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Human Body.
SPIECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
-Commentary By Animation Directors PIET KROON and TOM SITO, Writer MARC HYMAN, and Producer ZAK PENN.
-Frank's Gross Anatomy
-HBO First Look
-Voice Recording Sessions
The Commentary For OSMOSIS JONES is Another Great Commentary and It's Really worth Spending 95 Minutes Listining To Pepole Who Made The Film. Frank's Gross Anatomy is An Interactive Adventure That Make You Relive ''Gross'' Moments in The Film. The HBO First look is Another Great Making-of That's Worth Watching For 15 Minutes. The Voice Recordings Are Great As Well. The Deleted Scenes Are NOT, and For Once It Makes Sense Why Thay Were Deleted, Mainly It Wasn't That Good, Accturally Only One of Them Was Good.
- If you're not a cartoon character, please leave the building
When I first heard of this movie, I thought: how neat, a fun and educational way for kids to learn about how the human body works. I'm glad I watched it first on my own, though, because I'm not sure I'd let any children of my acquaintance watch this. At least not the young ones.
I think the movie would have been better without any of the live action characters (Bill Murray, Chris Elliott, etc.) for two reasons. First of all, they're just disgusting. Too disgusting. It got to the point where I'd watch all of Bill Murray's scenes with my hands over my face, peeking between my fingers. Between the running snot, exploding pimples, and ingrown toenails, the "gross-out factor" just goes way, way over the top. To me, it stopped being amusing and became just repugnant early on. Like, his first scene.
Second, I think the final scenes, when Bill Murray ends up in the emergency room, are far too intense for younger viewers. He basically dies on the table in front of his young daughter (Elena Franklin), who's led away sobbing by nurses. He comes back from the brink of death, of course, and all ends well, but it's still pretty traumatic and graphic.
The animation sequences, however, are just wonderful. Bill Murray's character is the "City of Frank," complete with a police force (the white blood cells, featuring Chris Rock), a highway system, airport (Frank's stomach), and even a political campaign (with William Shatner as the incumbent mayor in "Cerebellum Hall" and Ron Howard as his challenger). The whole city system inside Frank was a really clever idea and very well executed. David Hyde Pierce is also wonderfully "uncool" and fussy as over-the-counter cold pill, Drix ("I was developed at the University of Chicago, where I graduated Phi Beta Capsule"). It's a whole new take on the "good cop, bad cop" movies.
All this having been said, I'm pretty sure I would watch thie movie again, but I'll be fast forwarding through the live action sequences. Just cartoon germs for me, thank you....more info
- more awful packaging
I know most of my reveiws seem to ramble on abut the way things are packed, but this really makes me mad this dvd had a bonus cd sampler in it and the disc was all sticky and and gooey and in this day and age this is kind of scary. I don't know about the movie because I have yet to watch it and am thinking of returning it if it were not for the fact the people at the store would think I was a nut. Warner you also need to get out of the dvd iceage with those stupid snap cases.Please bw advised that this is a bad way to to pakage things and if the disc were on the back of the case like the tape it would have not been so bad....more info
- Entertaining for kids
As a Biology teacher I am always on the lookout for entertaining movies that allow me to bring real science into the classroom. Osmosis Jones has enough Human Biology to justify showing it, but I did not find it very interesting or factually relevant. Some students enjoyed it, but others were bored (the animation keeps it juvenile)....more info
- One of the best animated films EVER
Very inventive, hilarious (albeit sometimes quite gross) and extremely clever. A shame it was marketed so poorly, where are the toys?
BUY IT if you love animation. If you don't love animation, there is always Monsters INC....more info
- A one-of-a kind picture
Osmosis Jones is a movie that is better than it looks. The story is halarious. The music great. And i loved how the movie was animation and real life. The only thing I didn't like was how the menu was setup, very confusing. But a funny movie with jokes the whole family can enjoy!...more info
- Boring Not Enough Action Gross Stupid.
Osmosis Jones Stinks!!! I t was on Cartoon Network on Direct TV and worst it was at my school!!! I watch this stupid Movie Everywhere!!! Not Even Funny Its gross The story is dirty sick father ate an egg that was spit on by a monkey and the egg was pooped on and he ATE IT!!! Osmosis Jones a Terrible character This movie is short thankfully The reason i gave this movie 2 stars is because I loved the character RED DEATH He is cool!!! Red Cool Talker and He has a long claw that burns stuff. Anyway dont watch this movie. OVERATED...more info
- A Very Cool And Well Thought Out Movie.
I first came across this a couple of years ago when it was being shown on the Cartoon Network station in the UK. I'm a big kid at heart, so I thought I would give this a shot. I have to admit, from what I remember I enjoyed it immensely back then. So after going a few years without seeing it, I decided to take the leap and buy it to watch one more time. I have to say that I loved it even more the second time around. I became shocked to find out that this is even a Farrelly brothers production, which gave it that extra comedic boost. The Farrellys famed for comedy classics like Dumb & Dumber and There's something about Mary.
I have seen many reviews with the main negativities being it was either a gross out movie or it was too graphic. Sure, the cartoons show cells being killed in what some would say is quite a brutal way, but that's the realism shining through I guess. If you're going to make an animated movie based around a killer virus, then it's inevitable that you're going to see cells die. For those who have kids, this is a good way to teach them the realities of life and that not everything is all smiles and sunshine. I don't know, I guess people like their kids to live in a delusional world where everything is A-OK. The gross out scenes, I have to admit became a bit too much even for me. I have a thing for snot and the whole snorting and swallowing thing, so I did skip through that particular scene. There's not doubt that the particular scene in question had a point to it when viewing the animated interior. Another thing that bugged me about the negative reviews was the acknowledgement of innuendo, citing that it's inappropriate. How is innuendo inappropriate? Unless your child is aware of what the innuendo is referring to or the negative reviewer has a dirty mind themselves, then there truly is nothing wrong with a little adult innuendo in a kids movie. A lot of kids TV shows and movies have the odd adult joke here and there, that float harmlessly over the kids head and give the adult a cheap chuckle.
The story focuses around two entities and tells us two separate stories in one fantastic movie. The animated side focuses around Osmosis Jones, a loser white blood cell cop in the city of Frank. One day after Frank swallows an infected boiled egg, he contracts the deadly Red Death virus which embarks on a mission to kill Frank. Determined to prove his worth and after discovering the Red Death virus, Osmosis must fight against the mayors and his departments wishes to locate and stop the virus. He does get a little help from a cold pill by the name of Drexel, who becomes known as Drix. He's uptight and does everything by the book, at least he did until he met officer Jones.
On the outside we are given Frank, a slob zoo worker who's really let himself go since he lost his wife. The only people he has left are his brother Bob (Equally slob like) and his daughter Shane. After eating the boiled egg that was dropped in Monkey poop, he slowly deteriorates, but is determined not to go the hospital or the doctors as he wants to make it to the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival.
This movie is stocked full of really big names such as Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Murray, Ron Howard, William Shatner and even a cameo by Kid Rock. How can you honestly go wrong with a movie with such a cast. This is a really enjoyable film that I think can be enjoyed by the entire family. People just need to get over the delusion that a big of harmless innuendo and adult humour is going to kill their child....more info
Can be used from grades five through high school! Humor and visuals for all ages. Great fun learning about the immune system. Bravo to all.
Gets SIX out of five stars....more info
- Jolly good show
This is a great movie for kids and I found it thoroughly entertaining as an adult as well. I don't understand how some reviewers are so "grossed out" by this movie. They obviously have never been involved in child raising :)
The "gross out scenes" go well with the plot. Afterall, Frank IS a pretty disgusting person which is exactly what the movie is trying to convey. The movie touches on health and human physiology in a fun way that will encourage kids to learn more. It is also based around family members caring for each other. Whenever one of our kids is home sick from school this is a good movie to pop in to pass some of the fevered time.
As far as the vomit goes (pun intended) what do you think would happen if you unwittingly ate polluted oysters??!!
The major plot of the movie has the "buddies against all odds" theme ... but the underlying plot is about a person who needs to straighten up and take care of himself.
So "Osmosis Jones" is fun, funny, and educational to some degree....more info
- A sleeper
this movie is a gross and drawn out method of teaching boddly up keep. i didnt like it and im sorry i bought it. although Bill Muarry have been in better films ...I think he discredit him-self here. I dont think people want to spend thier money on a movie to tell them about the insides of thier bodies......more info
The live action-animation interaction was flwed; the Farrely Brothers can do better than "gross-out PG" comedy. They could make Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, and Kingpin style films. Their free fall continues. Say It isn't so! (Get it?)...more info
Osmosis Jones, a tale of physiology, an adventure of how the immune system works; and a beauty story about a father and his daughter, health and disease in a well done zoom-in-zoom-out between reality and animation.
Parents can't miss!
Children pay attention!...more info
- Infectious villain, But its not a bad thing
This movie was severely underrated. I truly enjoyed this movie, all twenty or so times I've seen it on DVD. I saw it once in theatres and loved it. It was the most original movie I saw in the 2001 summer. Chris rock's voice can occasionally be grating, but Thrax (Laurence Fishbourne) has a nice voice that sort of smooths over all the others. Speaking of Thrax, he is the most awesome villain I've seen for a long time. He is also the sexiest germ I've ever seen. His character is developed and just cool (Just look at those glowing fingers). Heroes are also ineresting, buddy cops Osmosis and Drix are stereotypical street wise cop and college boy, and yo'll love them every minute. Leah, a hormone and Osmosis' not so secret crush is also nice. She's not the typical damsel in distress, although she does sometimes ge in trouble, she never screams "Save Me!", instead she says. "What are you waiting for? shoot him!" (When taken captive by Thrax, little spoiler). All characters in the animated portion of this movie are clever and very well designed. The art work is original and very stylized. My one complaint about this movie is there is too much live action. Cheyne, Frank's daughter comes across as a bossy health freak. But she is probably supposed to be a little exaggerated. So, see this movie if you haven't already. It's got laughs, action, and the world's first leather clad virus. I love it!...more info
- Bile ain't always vile
Osmosis Jones is funny, crude, disgusting, interesting, gross, educational, disturbing, informative, ... and entertaining. From B.O. and fart jokes, to understanding how (some parts of ) the body behave and react to germs, "OJ" delivers entertainment that never goes near mindless.
My four-year-old demands it as often as Shrek, and peppered us with questions about the body all through the movie.
While Stanley Kubrick may have taken a different slant wth this one, Bill Murray is at his all-time grossest, and , believe it or not, leaves you wanting more of him. Jumping back and forth from real live actors on the outside, to cartoon germ-fighters on the inside, it's a buddy-cop film like Lethal Weapon...for the 12 and under set.
The film crosses racial, ethnic and social barriers easily, and should help alleviate fears that some children have about 'sick' and 'infection'.
You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll hold your nose sometimes...
Rent it once; if your family likes it as much as ours, it will become part of your permanent collection....more info
- Close, but......
Not a bad movie, but not, unfortunately, a very good one. The animated characters are OK, the villian in particular is very good, but the gross-out humour provided by the live action leads is unconvincing. I find it hard to believe that anyone like that that could get a job to be fired from in the first place. The ending is contrived and sentimental in the extreme.
However, I bought it, and I have seen, and bought, worse; so my verdict would be:-
Close, but no cigar this time....more info
- Beautiful loser
This terrific movie was doomed from conception. Most of those educated enough to appreciate the cleverness of the script (we're talking allusive, rapid-fire biology-based vaudeville here) are bound to bridle at the gross-out visual humor; most of those down with the gross-out aspect are likely be confounded or bored by the witty, wordy script. But somewhere in between will be a tiny, isolated coterie of pre-teen aliens for whom this will be the greatest movie ever. I hope they all eventually meet, interbreed, and take over the world. ...more info
- Don't bother!
Make that ZERO stars--rude and base. The kids I was watching with asked me to stop it after the first 5 minutes. Not at all clever or funny. Don't bother!...more info
- One Cell Of A Movie!
This is one cell of a movie! It's funny too, including the cast: Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood, William Shatner, Ron Howard, Molly Shannon, Chris Elliot, and Bill Murray. I like the part where Ozzy says, "In the name of the Immortal James Brown, GET DOWN!" I give it a ***** (5 out of 5)....more info
- Clever idea features every bodily function gag imaginable
A reasonably entertaining blend of live action and animation with the live action scenes directed by the Farrelly brothers.
Bill Murray is a lazy zookeeper who is unable to take proper care of himself. Inside his body live animated blood cells. One, a cop named Osmosis Jones (voiced by Chris Rock) decides to try and save Murray by challenging the orders of his superior (voiced by William Shatner) and give Murray the chance to turn his life around. The movie also features the voice talents of Brandy, Larry Fishburne, Ron Howard and David Hyde-Pierce. Kid Rock also makes an appearance in animated form as Kidney Rock.
OSMOSIS JONES is a movie all ages ought to enjoy, even if the animation is a bit iffy at times, but in general it's a clever, humorous piece of entertainment with Rock and Hyde-Pierce (as Jones's partner) providing excellent voice performances. As with SHREK, the character animation vaguely resembles the actors. Larry Fishburne is especially effective and menacing as the bad guy. I would also advise viewers not to eat during the movie as there is a rather low rent mucus gag and an amusing zit gag. Basically every bodily function joke you can think of is present in OSMOSIS JONES....more info
Well, personally, I thought it was pretty gross but maybe other people liked it. It wasn't funny. There were some kinda sad attempts at jokes that didn't work out, and all in all it was pretty much a gross walk-out movie....more info
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