Today we viewed Sausage Party, it was a CGI-animated film aimed at adults, which we thought looked rather funny from the trailers, but missed at the cinema
The story is simple enough, the stock in a supermarket called ‘Shopwell’s’ believe that once chosen by humans, who they see as gods, after getting through the checkout and leaving the store they will enter the Great Beyond and be released from their packets to live happily ever after.
This film follows Frank (voiced by Seth Rogen) a sausage who dreams of living happily ever after in the Great Beyond, with the love of his life, a hot dog bun called Brenda (Kristen Wiig)
As the 2 are about to be released into the great beyond, a returned jar of Honey Mustard, (Danny McBride) tries to warn all that the great beyond is a lie and if chosen, it will almost certainly end up in the foods being eaten.
Frank, who is the only one who wants to know more, is told to talk to Firewater (Bill Hader). The Honey Mustard then commits suicide by jumping from his shelf, which causes a cart collision, allowing Frank and Brenda to escape their trolley prison.
It also results in the Douche (Nick Kroll) breaking his nozzle and sends him on a mission of a revenge on Frank and Brenda, who he blames for it.
As Frank and Brenda try to find Firewater, they are joined by a lavash named Kareem Abdul (David Krumholtz) and a bagel called Sammy bagel Jr (Ed Norton)
When they do find Firewater, he tells Frank that all the answers will be found beyond the freezer aisle! As well as this new information, Brenda finds a new love interest in a lesbian taco called Teresa (Salma Hayek) who is obsessed with her!
Meanwhile, we follow the sausages and buns from the trolley to the human home, where we see them killed, a potato skinned then put in boiling water, baby carrots are eaten and sausages sliced etc
During this carnage, a deformed sausage called Barry (Michael Cera) makes an escape and will eventually get back to Shopwell’s to warn Frank after taking advantage of a drug user (James Franco) whilst under the influence.
Frank finds a cookbook beyond the freezer aisle and learns what is outside for foods when leaving the store, almost certainly involving death. Sharing this information leaves the food to revolt again humans, in particular, the shop manager, Darren (Paul Rudd) who they see as the dark lord.
Does this film have a happy ever after, being that food even if not cooked is perishable? Will Douche get his revenge? Will the foods find true love? Well, you will just have to watch Sausage Party to find out, but you may not want to!
With a script that has 5 credits we really were hoping for something a lot funnier, at times I felt they had just written make food swear, that should be funny enough.
It’s crude and offensive, in both language and visuals, yet for us, it didn’t make us laugh as much as a South Park Movie or Team America. It seems like a great concept but for us, it is poorly executed and a huge waste of the talent involved.
Yet we know we are likely to be in the minority, the film was a huge box-office hit and a sequel looks almost guaranteed, especially as a premise is hinted at in this one, but we for one will stick to eating sausages rather than watching them, as we would certainly decline another Sausage Party invite!
You can watch the trailer here:
You can find the film at Amazon here:
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