The highly anticipated Sausage Party was released in theaters August 12. The animated comedy, created by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, was racist, raunchy, politically incorrect, and hilarious all at once.
This is the first-ever R-rated CG animated film about a Jewish bagel, a lesbian, Mexican taco, a voluptuous bun, a horn-dog sausage, and the rest of their grocery store friends as they learn what really happens to food after it leaves the grocery store isles.
Just like any actual grocery store, foods are cordoned into their own sections– the ethnic foods for example. The different foods clash with each other about everything from overtaking each other’s territories to what they believe about “the great beyond.”
The great beyond is referred to in the movie as the magical place where food is taken once it is “chosen” from the shelves. It is later discovered that the imperishable grocery store item characters had made up the myth to reduce the chaos that the “unknown” had caused.
Rogen and Goldberg openly admit that the characters are, indeed, racially stereotyped. But with this film full of profanity, violence, drug use, sex, and religion– what did viewers expect?
Rogen had quite a few of his actor buddies play roles in Sausage Party. Chief Firewater, the peace-pipe smoking, Native American booze bottle was voiced by actor and comedian, Bill Hader. Grits was voiced by friend and actor, Craig Robinson.
Michael Cera, who has been in a number of Rogen’s films, including Superbad, played Frank the hot dog’s friend in the package who comes to the rescue at the end.
Sausage Party reviews are pouring in, and viewers who have not been previous fans of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also created This Is The End and Superbad, were not likely to appreciate the stoner humor.
Much of the story is centered around Frank the hot dog, voiced by Seth Rogen and Brenda the bun, voiced by Kristen Wiig after they had gotten left behind at the store from the rest of their packages.
The villain of the story is played by an angry douche (Nick Kroll) who is upset because he had lost his chance of getting up inside one of the “gods.” Critics, especially female, were not happy about the villain of this movie quite literally being a douche.
Sausage Party was definitely created for a certain audience in mind. Rogen and Goldberg were not assuming that middle-aged mothers would find humor in the used condom crying about what had been done to him, or the wildy over-sexualized orgy between all of the grocery store items towards the end of the movie.
Overall, the Sausage Party reviews agree that the animated comedy is filled with incredible comedic talent and raunchy humor that will make your inner-teenager giggle.
This potty-humor movie is comically written and had audience members who appreciate the stoner, sexual, and inappropriate humor roaring with laughter throughout the movie.
Check out this hilarious clip of Sausage Party creator, Seth Rogen, pranking grocery store shoppers with “talking food.”
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