Inside the body of Frank there lives an entire city consisting of the body parts that make Frank work. A white blood cell cop named Osmosis Jones (Ozzy for short) teams up with by-the-book rookie cold tablet Drix to destroy the mysterious, evil virus that has invaded the City of Frank. Meanwhile, in the outside world, a doctor is trying to discover what is the matter with Frank.
Part live-action, part animated feature, "Osmosis Jones" is the story of a white-blood-cell cop (the voice of Chris Rock) charged with keeping his host's body healthy. That is an uphill battle, since the host, Frank (Bill Murray), is given to eating the worst possible food, including a hard-boiled egg that spent time on the floor of the chimp house at the zoo where he works. This is the vehicle through which Thrax, an evil virus voiced by Laurence Fishburne, enters his body. Throughout Jones's fantastic voyage through Frank's body, there are many small but tasteless jokes that will make children giggle and their parents sigh with exasperation. The live-action portion of "Osmosis Jones" is more of a cartoon than the animated part. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, it's a version of their crass humor that just barely slides into PG territory. - Elvis Mitchell
2001-08-10 | Elvis Mitchell | Read the New York Times Review of Osmosis Jones