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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 Secret Life of Pets

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The Secret Life of Pets

Think this is what they do all day?

20161 h 31 min
Overview

The action comedy is set in a Manhattan apartment building. After the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks. The head hound is a quick-witted terrier rescue (Louis C.K.), whose position at the epicenter of his master’s universe is suddenly threatened when she comes home with Duke (Stonestreet), a sloppy mongrel with no polish. The two soon find themselves on the mean streets of New York, where they meet the adorable white bunny Snowball (Hart). It turns out that Snowball is the leader of an army of pets that were abandoned and are determined to get back at humanity and every owner-loving pet. The dogs must thwart this plot and make it back in time for dinner.

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Director Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Runtime 1 h 31 min
Release Date 24 June 2016
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Movie Rating Good
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I rarely go to kid’s films, but I love Louis C.K. and the trailers were hilarious.  The full film was not SO hilarious but still a fun way of passing 90 minutes.  It’s a bit like Toy Story but with pets, lots of very different characters including a crazed bunny who leads an army of abandoned pets. Fantastic artwork in the gorgeous sweeping vistas of New York city.  There’s a very funny ‘dogs in sausage factory heaven’ scene and the best bit for me was the final shots where the owners come home from work to be greeted by their enthusiastic pets to the dulcet tones of Bill Withers, Lovely Day.