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.
ActorsStarring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Salma Hayek, James Franco, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Anders Holm, Sugar Lyn Beard, Conrad Vernon, Ian James Corlett, Michael Daingerfield, Jason Simpson, Vincent Tong, Karen E. Wright
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!