OSMOSIS JONES (Theatrical Release USA 2001)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì 

Osmosis Jones—not great, but not horrible either—has an exceptionally fresh concept and follows through with a great script that uses live characters and animated characters to illustrate how the body works when infected with deadly disease. It is a protagonist versus antagonist story with completely fresh and creative characters. This movie lost money at box office but exudes a type of classic storytelling technique that is worth an investigation. It teaches in a most interesting way the war that goes on within the human body to preserve life. Great voicing and terrific animation make it worth watching despite its commonly held reputation for being a complete flop. It’s a movie ahead of its time but has earned relevancy in this decade. This film would be an excellent presentation within lower and middle school classrooms to explain the importance of human health choices toward establishing long, active lifestyles. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A zookeeper contracts a deadly disease due to lowered immune system. Osmosis Jones and team attempt to save the zookeeper’s life. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Directors Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Piet Kroon, and Tom Silo for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Dennis Edwards, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Zak Penn, and Bradley Thomas for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Frank DeTorre (Bill Murray), Shane DeTorre (Elena Franklin), Mrs. Boyd (Molly Shane), Bob DeTorre (Chris Elliott), Osmosis Jones (Chris Rock), Thrax (Laurence Fishburne), Drix (David Pierce), Leah Estrogen (Brandy), Mayor Phlegmming (Ron Howard), Police Chief (Joel Silver), Mob GermBoxx (Steve Susskind), Spanish Germ (Carlos Alazraqui), Chill (Antonio Fargas), and Announcer (Rodger Bumpass). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. Bill Murray performs exceptionally well in this movie. It earns a watch as a good child/adult share that encourages excellent discussion material after watching. See it as an exceptionally educational film. Great work for all involved. 

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Ben Meyers

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