Sausage Party movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS SAUSAGE PARTY THE DEFINITION OF INAPPROPRIATE ADULT ANIMATION?
All the naive parents who took their kids to Sausage Party unknowing of the dangers that await them should know that once you go taco, you never go back-o! Expect explicit crude humour, sex, swearing and drugs in this raunchy animated comedy.
After making a gruesome discovery about what happens to food beyond the shelves of the supermarket, a keen sausage strives to warn the other groceries about the horrors and ultimately learn the truth about his existence.
Director: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Cast: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, Bill Hader
Writer: Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Release Date (Australia): 11 August 2016
Runtime: 89 minutes/1h 29m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film contains themes in the form of strong crude humour.
The film contains animated violence in the form of a decapitated human head and a comedic scene in which food characters are sliced up, torn apart, eaten and killed in a kitchen.
The film features use of the word “c**t”, very frequent use of the word “f**k”, and use of the words “s**t”, “d**k”, “c**k”, “bitch” and “ass”.
The film features a lengthy animated scene in which a human character is depicted preparing and injecting himself with bath salts, before experiencing side effects and hallucinations. There are also animated scenes of marijuana smoking and strong references to drugs.
The film contains a crude sexualised depiction of a male food character’s testicles being grabbed.
The film features strong crude sexual humour, including explicit references to sex and sexual acts throughout, and use of the word “f**k” in a sexual context. The film also features a lengthy animated scene in which food characters take part in an orgy, with crude depictions of oral and anal sex, masturbation, the use of sex toys and ejaculation.
R (for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Sausage Party is essentially just a giant “FUCK YOU” to anyone who says that all animations are for kids. Seriously, R.I.P to all of the naive parents who took their little children to this movie unaware of the crudely sexual and coarse dangers that awaited them, and found out the hard way that once you go taco, you never go back-o! It’s vulgar, shocking, wild, funny and although not a brilliant film, it’s definitely the last movie you’ll ever forget.
Please note that whoever you are, whether you’re male or female, black or white, religious or not, or whatever the fuck, this raunchy comedy has the intention of offending absolutely everyone in the room, and spares no insult that comes to mind. Sausage Party basically just copies Toy Story, except it imagines if foods at our grocery stores and supermarkets could walk and talk. Of course however, they discover that the great beyond (kitchens) they’re being taken to by the gods (us human shoppers) is actually where they meet their gruesome fates.
The film opens with a bit of explanation as to why the foods worship us humans, before heading directly into a song with the kind of lyrics that set you up for the kind of movie this is, and it’s the first indication to the parents that they should be turning the TV off if they’re watching it with their kids. The rest of the 90-minute runtime is just a flood swearing, discovery, swearing, drugs, swearing, running, swearing and sex… and more swearing. That’s pretty much the entire movie. Explicit crude humour is all they were going for here. It’s entertaining, animated nicely and the voice performances are plausible.
On the blunt side though, you would have to be an absolute fucking nut-case to expect any mildly-serious themes or valuable messages from an extremely raunchy shock-comedy like this. Reading reviews from the critics or just the general audience, it’s absurd to see a decent amount of people taking the film’s statements on religion, beliefs and proof kind of seriously. Those topics might be of discussion if Sausage Party were a comedy with heart instead of what it is. But that’s where the main complaint about the film lies; Sausage Party’s goal is to be as edgy, offensive, crude and coarse as possible, leaving no room for anything rational or worth talking about. In fact, it’s so explicitly rude and extremely coarse, that it’s probably a movie best watching in seperate segments and having large gaps in between. The only thing you can tell people after this movie is that you’ll never look at a hotdog the same way again.
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