Rated NR

Action, Animation, Family
Ah, those geniuses at the movie studios never cease to amaze. Just when you think they're totally out of ideas to steal or copy, they juke left, and blend tired genres together! "Hey! You got buddy picture in my microscopic body animation movie!" For Osmosis Jones, the pitch musta gone something like this: "OK, we put Chris Rock and David Hyde Pierce inside Bill Murray. What? No, not like that. It'll be animated." For those expecting a good gross-out from the usually reliable Farrelly brothers, you'll be disappointed to learn that Jones strives to be a kids' movie so much that scenes were trimmed to avoid the deadly PG-13 rating. To keep non-kids amused, the script is peppered with "adult humor," which is to say bad puns. Sadly, not even the funny-when-he's-not-even-trying Bill Murray can save this overblown "concept" that parades around in movie clothing. And if you thought Chris Rock could be annoying on those 1-800-Collect commercials, wait 'til you see him doing his yell-schtick as an animated white blood cell (who is for some reason blue). Unless you've spent years purposely building up your tolerance to Rock in case you ever get into a death match with a Sicilian, you'll leave the theater with a rash of some kind.
Director: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
Cast: Bill Murray, Chris Rock and David Hyde Pierce


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