After making a gruesome discovery about life beyond the supermarket, an affable sausage strives to save his fellow foods in this raunchy comedy.
Director: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Starring: Seth Rogen, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Michael Cera, Craig Robinson, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll
Information Page: https://www.newonnetflix.info/info/80098100
“Sausage Party”, from the minds of Seth Rogen and company, is an animated adventure that’s certainly not for children. This ‘R’ rated comedy has recently stormed onto Netflix but is it any good?
The adventure mostly plays out in the Shopwell’s supermarket full of anthropomorphic groceries and this is where we meet our main antagonist – a sausage named Frank (Rogen) who dreams of being able to be close to his girlfriend Brenda the bun (Kristen Wiig)
Frank, along with all the other items in the shop, sees humans as god-like and believe when they are placed into the shopping trolley that they will be taken to “the great beyond” until one day a jar of mustard gets returned and tells our main players about what really happens to food after it gets “chosen”…
This triggers a great adventure across the supermarket where we meet all kinds of colourful characters in the search for ‘Firewater’ (Bill Hader) an old bottle of alcohol that holds the answers to Frank’s questions.
The movie itself moves along at a reasonable pace through the first two acts but rapidly picks up speed as it enters the third act – leaving some parts feeling forced and culminating in a chaotic finale that ultimately feels a little surreal (even by the standards of this movie).
“Sausage Party” is fun, gross and often offensive and uses a lot of religious parallels to tell a surprisingly deep story. Its small budget and amazing voice cast are used to great effect to really help bring the world to life. In short this movie, though not his best will give any previous fan of Rogan and co’s style of story telling a good laugh but it will struggle to bring in any new fans.
It is certainly worth a watch but there is little here to bring you back for a second viewing or to even leave you wanting more.
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