Science class was never this funny
By BILLY NORRIS
© St. Petersburg Times,
published August 20, 2001
Movie: Osmosis Jones
Summary: Osmosis Jones (voice of Chris Rock) is a white blood cell living in the city of Frank (Bill Murray), a very unhealthy middle-age man. After eating an egg that was in a chimpanzee's mouth before it fell on the ground, Frank acquires a deadly virus that disguises itself as a common cold. Osmosis has 48 hours to rid Frank's body of the virus before it kills him.
My view: This movie was very cleverly done. I really liked the way this film incorporated a mix of live action and animation. The plot was very creative, and Chris Rock, Bill Murray and the rest of the cast added an abundant supply of humor.
Favorite part: It was really cool how they turned the inside of a human body into an animated city. It was so imaginative! Frank's clogged arteries were busy highways, the bowels were garbage dumps and the armpits were saunas. They used a lot of plays on words that had double meanings, anatomical and humorous (though sometimes crude).
Least favorite part: There was a scene involving a large zit on Frank's forehead that really grossed me out, and I'll just leave it at that.
Recommendations: This is a good family movie that will be most enjoyed (and understood) by ages 10 and up.
- Billy Norris, 13, is in the eighth grade at Seminole Middle School, and is a former member of the Times X-Team.
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