*** Due to the many foul words that follow – this review is not for children ***
Imagine you’re a hard working father or mother. You have a day off and you wish to take your child to the movies. Your neighbor, with whom you have a very good relationship trusts you to take their children too. You say you’re just going to watch an innocent animated movie – perhaps something by Pixar or Dreamworks – and you’ll be home immediately after.
Sounds familiar? Well … there’s a twist!
Because if you’re going to see Sausage party, that relationship with your neighbor will be over and done with! And those children who wanted to see a fun comedy full of fury little animals or cool robots – they will be mentally molested for the rest of their lives.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO SEE this movie!
Sausage party is a sick and twisted not to mention sexually obsessive movie about innocent-looking groceries who speak foul language and fuck each other’s brains out, before the movie is over!
If you think a Quentin Tarantino-movie is bad (bad in attitude, not quality), then you haven’t seen anything yet!
The story of the movie is quite simple. There are these groceries in the supermarket who believe that, once they’re out the shop, they will live a fruitful life (get it? Fruitful …) with humans in some sort of a Heavenly ‘Great Beyond’.
But then word gets out … and panic strikes deep into the hearts of the sausages, hot dog buns, baby carrots, bagels, potatoes, toilet paper, and so much more.
Basically everything you could buy in a supermarket is brought to life in this movie. And towards the end of the movie, all of them become dirty motherfuckers with no self-respect, no civilized behavior and absolutely no restraint in sex.
No animated movie ever had so many bad words per minute, and it’s unbelievable just how far the filmmakers went to show how much Sausage party is in fact an animated movie for adults.
At first you get a few bad words, nothing more.
Sausage party has the character of a naughty children’s movie. You’ll be laughing with some sexual winks or adult-like insinuations.
But as the movie progresses, so does the line and before you know it, you’ll be seeing sausages sliding through the cracks of a piece of bread, a homosexual bagel and a lavash humping each other like mad dogs, baby carrots being ripped apart inside a human mouth and enough foul language to blush even a crack whore.
Granted, there’s one brilliant sarcastic moment where the different groceries are bathing in their own blood and guts, like the whole thing is a war zone … that scene IS funny!
Fucking shit! Motherfucker! Horny sex … lesbians … gay on gay blowjobs … sexual orgies.
Voila, that should do it … now you know precisely what this movie is about. Near the end of the movie there’s a +5 minute sexual orgy that has literally every single supermarket product going frenzy with ferocious mad sex. The scene is vulgar and randy … and it’s the sort of American humor that’s *not* funny anymore!
The voices by the cast are easy to forget, even from a once-upperclass Hollywood actor Edward Norton. Never mind bringing in Salma Hayek who plays a lesbian taco or Kristen Wiig who performs as a kind of soft-pornographic version of a hot dog bun, ready to have sex with whatever slices her way.
The main lead, the actual sausage about whom the story mainly goes, is vocally supported by Seth Rogen.
It’s fun to have so many great names. It’s awesome to have a bad-mannered cartoon movie. And it’s quite original to have supermarket products talk like Scarface.
But this is one movie that’ll make you laugh once … and afterwards you’ve had quite enough of so much exposure. The first part of the movie is quite fun actually, the second part drops like a frozen bird falling off a rooftop.
It’s not that the second part is really bad – there are a few decent jokes – but it’s all about some kind of a shock-therapy about male penises and hot female bodies. Lesbians licking each other madly and groceries jumping naked onto other groceries. I mean, honestly, where are all the good jokes?
Of course, this movie still has a lot going for itself.
Especially in the first half, the jokes are still very fresh. There’s not too much blunt sex to be had, and the animation is still very beautiful. But just when things get beautiful, that’s when the movie takes a turn for the worse …
Maybe it’s with good reason that animated movies are so innocent and childlike, because the mixture of animation and obscenity doesn’t always work!
Did you know?
Because of the dark nature of the story, Seth Rogen worked for eight years to get it picked up by film studios.
Give it to me short:
Sausage party looks like a fun family film, but go watch this movie with your children and I guarantee you personally you’ll have the opposite result of a good night out. It’s just not for children, this movie, it’s that simple!
Sausage party has a pretty good story: the supermarket products rally up against the human race in a war for survival. At first they are led to believe that – when being purchased – they will live a happy life in the homes of the humans – but when one product comes back and tells the truth about how they’re chopped up, cooked alive and humiliated until their painful death … the entire supermarket turns into some sort of a war zone!
There is actually one awesome scene – a spoof of Saving Private Ryan – where you’ll see a whole bunch of groceries with their guts ripped apart and blood dripping from their bodies. But instead of blood you’ll get ketchup, and the guts are not really guts: they are more like spaghetti or some white pasty sauce.
Truth is – many wonderful ideas and original jokes can be found in this movie. And it’s definitely worth checking this movie out, especially when you’re an adult who likes dark sarcastic humor.
But there’s too much sex involved, especially near the end. The movie loses its focus on the story, the characters becomes even thinner and less important for the story and – sorry to say so – the movie weakens itself to the point you’re actually glad it’s over.
All in all: great original effort but next time –> keep a lid on the sex jokes, people! Or at least keep the script funny instead of jerking off to stupid jokes that are lowdown and dirty …