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Sausage Party

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Sausage Party

Adventure is on the menu

20161 h 23 min
Overview

Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.

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Director Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Runtime 1 h 23 min
Release Date 11 July 2016
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Movie Rating Average
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Where do I start with Sausage Party?  Racial stereotypes and just about every religion insulted in the first 30 minutes – at least this film is an equal opportunities offender.

If you don’t like sweary films and the depiction of sex acts by animated food then this probably isn’t for you (okay, I take your point WHO does like that last one?)  The film is  weird and clever in unequal parts, one minute I was laughing at a cutting one liner and the next I was cringing at “holes” and “meat” gags.  Maybe because we’re so used to mainstream animation being cute and cuddly that an adult rated film seems cruder and ruder than if  the same lines were uttered by a live action character.  The saving grace for me was the overall concept of the movie, the analogy between the Great Beyond promised when food became the ‘chosen ones’ and were taken from the supermarket and the futility of religion.

I might have blushed watching the last ten minutes when it went into food-sex frenzy overdrive and I was grateful that I was alone at this daytime showing, I wouldn’t have wanted to catch anyone’s eye over the popcorn!

 

The BFG

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The BFG

The world is more giant than you can imagine.

20162 h 00 min
Overview

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

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Director Steven Spielberg
Runtime 2 h 00 min
Release Date 28 June 2016
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Movie Rating Very good
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I’m beginning to suffer from CGI overload but even my jaded cynicism was won over by this fabulous film.  Okay, there were holes in the plot and it was a little overlong but it was sweet, heartwarming and funny, beautifully directed and the CGI stunning.   Ruby Barnhill was a believable, down-to-earth and brave Sophie and the voice of Mark Rylance was just perfect for the BFG.  Penelope Wilton was super as the Queen and fun that it was set sometime in the 70s (the Queen phoning ‘Ronnie and Nancy’).  Good family fun and not just for the kids.