Osmosis Jones

2001 PG 1h 35m DVD

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Osmosis Jones

2001 PG 1h 35m DVD
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Gross-out kings Peter and Bobby Farrelly outdo themselves with this addled (and partially animated) tale about an out-of-shape, 40-year-old man (Bill Murray) who's the host to various organisms, tissues and blood cells all trying to do their assigned tasks. Chris Rock provides the voice for Osmosis Jones, a daffy white blood cell who tries to police Murray's body. &NFi;Trippy&NFi_; is not the word for this film!
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
None
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
  • Chris Rock
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • David Hyde Pierce
  • Brandy Norwood
  • William Shatner
  • Ron Howard
  • Kid Rock
  • Ben Stein
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Reviews

age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Osmosis Jones is a mix of live-action and animation, and is also a mix of puerile humor and cartoonish violence. While the animated sequences are imaginative, and Bill Murray is always entertaining, there is vomiting, pimple popping, snot, and flatulence. One of the main characters in the live-action sequences is always shown smoking a cigar, and in the animated sequences, a male white blood cell talks to a female white blood cell about "hooking up," and the female white blood cell makes a reference to masturbation. Parents should also know that the movie features a child whose mother has died and who is terribly worried about losing her father, who seems bent on suicide by junk food. Some kids will be upset by the way that the child has to assume the role of parent.

Sexual Content

During the animated sequences, personified male and female white blood cells passionately kiss, A personified male white blood cell talks to a personified female white blood cell about "hooking up," and the female white blood cell rejects him by making a masturbation reference.

Violence

Cartoonish violence. During the animated sequences, characters get into fistfights, car chases, and gun battles between white blood cell police officers and green viruses dressed like criminals. During the life-action sequences, a character vomits on another character. A character fights a monkey for a hard-boiled egg after the monkey takes the egg out of his hand. Characters are killed and there is one apparent death.

Language

Not really an issue, but characters say the word "spit" as an obvious substitution for "s--t."

Social Behavior

In its own strange way, the film promotes healthy eating and living.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

During the live-action sequences a character is always shown smoking a cigar. This same character encourages a character who seems to be coming down with a cold to drink a beer as quickly as possible, which this character does. During the animation sequences, characters go into a bar that is inside of a pimple, where they drink drinks made to look like alcoholic beverages.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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