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Osmosis Jones Review
Directed By: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Piet Kroon and Tom Sito.
Starring: Bill Murray, Molly Shannon, Elena Franklin, Chris Elliott, David Hyde Pierce and Chris Rock.
Synopsis: A nasty infection has taken over the body of a sloppy zookeeper (Murray), which means it's up to white blood cell (Rock) and his uptight cold capsule partner to save the day in this half-animated/ half-live-action tour of the human body.
Now to say this movie tanked at the box-office is an understatement. Made for $75 million it pulled in a mere $13.5 domestic at the box-office. Now that, is a flop. The sad thing is...Osmosis Jones doesn't deserve such a nasty beating.
It is never an overly funny movie, however what it lacks in pure humour it more than makes up for in sheer fast-paced energy and inventiveness. There is some really goofy, bizarre little things to peruse in this flick and at a time when films like Tombraider do HUGE box-office, can we not make a little room for the a goofy little white blood cell and his Cold Capsule Partner Drix? Hmmmm? No? Maybe they should have cast Angelina Jolie in a voice role.
The animated segments motor quickly and really keep your attention, especially due to the fact that the backgrounds are simply crammed with crap for people who like looking for subtle, inside jokes...so to speak.
The live action segments with Bill Murray are not his best work admittedly but there are some gems. For some reason, Bill at his most slovenly and vile always seems to keep me grinning from ear to ear while my revulsion of his characters remain at an all time high.
One segment that proves my appreciation of low-brow humour was Bill collapsing at the top of four stairs to his house, complaining to his daughter that there are too many stairs they will have to move.
"There are only four stairs Dad."
"Okay, we'll stay, you can use the stairs but I'm having a ramp put in."
For some reason Bill Murray, in pain, cradling a bucket of KFC while doing this is truly funny to me.
Again, not the greatest movie, but a solid rental and fun little waste of time...although it does have a few moments of bodily functions not meant for the squeamish. 2.5 stars out of 5, a score bound to be a little higher on the DVD what with the commentary and deleted scenes being added.
Copyright© Written By: Rob Paul
"Voices Inside Frank's Head": Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Animation Directors Piet Kroon and Tom Sito, Writer Marc Hyman and Producer Zak Penn
Interactive Adventures: "Frank's Gross Anatomy"
2 Documentaries: "Under The Microscope" (Behind-The-Scenes) and "Investigating The Vocal Chords" (Voice Recording Sessions
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
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