Review Date: August 10, 2001
Director: Peter & Bobby Farrelly
Writer: Marc Hyman
Producers: Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Denis Edwards
Chris Rock as Osmosis Jones (voice)
Laurence Fishburne as Thrax (voice)
David Hyde Pierce as Drix (voice)
It's actually ideally suited for the video market. The kids will dig on the gross stuff like snot running out of a man's nose and a zit popping onto a woman's lips, the teens will likely appreciate the hip-hop soundtrack and most adults might get a kick out of Chris Rock's voice portraying a white blood cell. Just don't expect much "oomph" from this film, because that's one aspect which seems to have been left on the cutting room floor when the picture went from a PG-13 rating to a PG. In the end, the bad guy is kinda bad, the laughs are kinda funny and the ending is kinda predictable, all of which equal a so-so film, not required to be seen on the big screen. In fact, the last sequence in the film features some really awful CGI work (the eyelash stuff!) that felt like it still needed about a week's work and for the love of God and all that is holy in this world, can someone please tell everyone in Hollywood that we are no longer amused by MATRIX parodies...I mean, c'mon man!! But overall, the film does contain a handful of clever scenes featuring characters and places set inside our bodies, which did entertain me somewhat, so I guess I'm about half-half on this movie. Not a killer flick but definitely not a snoozer either.