Sausage Party

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If you’re entertained by food products that walk, talk, sing and dance, you’re going to love the adult animated film, Sausage Party. It’s July fourth at the Shopwell Super market and the food products wake up singing and dancing. (Sounds like a cute movie, right? Wrong.) All of the food in the store is waiting for someone to pick them up and take them out the door to the “Great Beyond.” One sausage named, Frank (voice of Seth Rogen) leaves his sausage friends Carl (voice of Jonah Hill), Barry (Michael Cera), and five others so he can explore the store. Suddenly, a jar of Honey Mustard (voice of Danny McBride) is returned to the store and in a state of panic, he tells everyone that when they go outside they will be eaten! Frank is horrified and he enlists the help of his girlfriend Brenda (voice of Kristen Wiig) who is one of eight buns in a package, to spread the word. (I’m not going to even try and explain why his girlfriend is a bun, but it’s pretty easy to figure out.) Frank and Brenda go from isle to isle telling the other food products the truth about the outside, but nobody listens – and then a human takes a bite of a cookie! This film had some great metaphors concerning religion and the general premise for the story was very original. There were even a few good jokes – and that is where my praise stops. I had a hard time even enjoying the dialogue because they used every four letter word at least a hundred times. (I’m not exaggerating.) The first 90 percent of the film is really nasty and raunchy and the food-on-food sex scenes at the end would be considered vulgar and disgusting. (Thank goodness I couldn’t see the last ten minutes or my love for food would have been compromised.) This animated film had an all-star cast including Edward Norton, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, and Paul Rudd to name a few. Whatever you do don’t take the kids to this movie; wait till they are at least thirty-five years old. I really thought I would enjoy talking food but I was wrong and I’m giving this over the top film a D rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA