HOLLYWOOD—If you have been looking for a good bellyache, look no further than “Sausage Party.” Yes, the title might be a bit off putting for most people, but push aside the title for a moment to invest in this ‘unique’ perspective on food. This animated feature (WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR KIDS) comes from the minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who were responsible from comedies like “Superbad,” “This is the End” and “The Interview.”
They have ventured into a territory that is quite genius to say the least; an animated feature that looks at the lives of food objects, but this isn’t a happy go lucky tale as the audience soon discovers. At Shopwell’s, the food and grocery items think of human beings as Gods who are rescuing them from the mundane life of sitting on the shelves and waiting to be purchased. Once at the human’s homes, they discover it’s the beginning of the end for them.
At the forefront of the conversation is Frank (voice of Seth Rogen), who happens to be a sausage that wants to live happily ever after with his hot dog bun girlfriend, Brenda (voice of Kristin Wiig). Yes, the levels of sexual innuendo in this movie is beyond epic and so hilarious just the idea of seeing certain food items mingle with one another will leave one chuckling.
The bulk of the narrative of “Sausage Party” follows Brenda and Frank as they discover what lies in “the great beyond.” Just when they suspect they’ll get to explore the glorious world, a freak accident in the supermarket results in Frank, Brenda, Kareem (voice of David Krumholtz), Sammy (voice of Edward Norton), Douche (Nick Kroll) and several others to find themselves back on store shelves. Too bad Douche is severely damaged and finds himself tossed in the dumpster.
This ultimately leads Douche to seek vengeance on Frank for severely damaging his body making it virtually impossible for him to be purchased by a human being. “Sausage Party” isn’t just fun because we’re seeing food react in a way we’ve never seen, without boundaries people; I mean the number of expletives and just shameful behavior these food items indulge in is scary, but it’s so out of this world and unexpected, you can’t help but keep your eyes on the big screen.
The story really kicks into full gear when Barry accidentally finds himself on the receiving end of being ‘cooked,’ but manages to escape and venture out into the real world where more chaos ensues courtesy of a human junkie who finds himself interacting with food items. The script is witty, clever, funny and above all a unique perspective on something, (while totally not plausible), as a viewer you allow yourself to open up to what you’re watching as ‘possibly’ happening.
“Sausage Party” is not intended to inspire some grand message, so dispel any belief you have about that happening before venturing into the theater. It’s an animated comedy that finds a way to deliver laughs in the most crude, disturbing, yet hilarious way. If the kids ask, tell them no, this is a movie geared for adults by adults, enough said.