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Watch what you eat.
Animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg - the writers behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and This Is the End - following a gang of supermarket foods who discover the horrible truth about their existence. Features the voice talents of Rogen, Kristen Wiig, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Michael Cera and Danny McBride.
Rating: R16 Sex scenes, violence, drug use and offensive language
There’s little danger of exposing kids to the depraved filth Sausage Party is awash with. Despite a colour palette brighter than a rainbow on acid, and a visual style more akin to co-director Greg Tiernan’s work on Thomas & Friends than Pixar, South Park, or even Blur’s Coffee & TV music vid, from the first word of dialogue - an expletive - it’s abundantly clear this is intended for adult (or at least delayed adolescent) eyes and ears.
What follows that first “s--t” is an exercise in repetition of Sausage Party’s conceit: foodstuffs are sentient, swear like troopers and have base desires. With little intent to comment on contemporary society, and no need for multi-leveled humour to satisfy adults and kids alike, it’s clear the decade Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg spent trying to get this made have seen many, many, writing “sessions” take place, in order to cram as many good (and wince-inducing, clangingly awful) jokes into the film as possible.
If the measure of a successful comedy is the number of laughs it elicits, this scores in the upper echelon of human cultural achievement. On the other hand, if a comedy fails because of too many failed gags, well, Sausage Party is bloated with indigestible attempts at jokes, so can at one's charitable best be considered uneven.
But since I’ve spent over 200 words without mentioning the villain is literally a douche, or that Salma Hayek plays a taco, maybe this is all missing the point. Those two examples may prove a hypothesis - you’re in or out with this. As with polarising fare like Freddy Got Fingered, one opinion won’t be able to counter the other.
Those that enjoy these foul-mouthed fornicating foods will find plenty of dumb, and maybe some not-as-dumb-as-you-think, moments of comic satisfaction. Too successful already to ever be considered a cult classic, Sausage Party proves entertaining right through to its climax, despite often feeling slight en route.
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Extremely funny with an unexpected theme and plenty of (very offensive) gags.
his movie will not be for everyone to enjoy but for the crowd that this movie caters to, with an unforgettable ending, this movie is a treat.
Sausage Party is an R-Rated animated movie directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon. It stars Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill and more.
The groceries in the Shopwell’s Grocery comes to life as plenty of them believe that once they leave the store the gods (humans) will provide them a better life to which they can do anything they want.
Sausage Party is easily one of this year’s most memorable movies. With it’s ridiculous set up and crude humour it stands out from all the other animated movies that came out this year.
Speaking of the humour, this movie is undeniably funny, it’s rude at times and it makes use of people’s stereotypes and it does it blatantly and as bad as it sounds it’s incredibly hilarious. Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig were great at their parts however the supporting cast also get’s a mention as everyone did great voicing their characters.
As mentioned, the humour here is crude and that can be a bad thing as it is borderline offensive. This movie caters to a specific type of crowd and for many this won’t be their cup of tea.
Overall, if you’re someone who’s not easily offended or easily disturbed and who doesn’t mind extreme crude humour every now and then. You will most likely enjoy Sausage Party. There are plenty of jokes filled with sexual innuendos, racial stereotypes and even takes shot at religious ideologies. To the movie’s credit majority of it works and are funny.
However there are scenes which are incredibly disturbing if not revolting. This movie will not be for everyone to enjoy but for the crowd that this movie caters to, with an unforgettable ending, this movie is a treat.
Really really funny!
Great laugh and so much innuendo! Just hilarious, almost cringe worthy at some of the jokes at times but if you want a pick me up then watch this!
Sausage Party was a pretty decent R-rated animated comedy. It's never boring. I got some laughs out of it, but it's not as hilarious as it could've been. I appreciate the shots fired at religion. No spoilers, but the ending is f**ked. Not Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's best work, but I enjoyed it. Grade: B-