Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars – Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek.


Review



Though aware that Sausage Party is an animation aimed at adults I was still quite unprepared for just how filthy it gets, especially at the end. And I mean REALLY filthy.

Also amidst all the unsurprising constant swear words, food based puns and pot related humour is a surprisingly smart look at religion and faith (including a hilarious look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict via a bagel and a piece of lavish bread which suggests they should be able to get along due to their shared love of hummus).

That also means that there's something to offend everybody.

The humour can be hit and miss and the ending has all the hallmarks of a project nobody involved knew quite how to end but when it's funny, it's very funny.

Add to that a fantastic voice cast with some of the best US comic actors around including Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Nick Kroll, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Danny McBride (plus Edward Norton channelling Woody Allen as the bagel and Salma Hayek as a taco) and there's much to enjoy.

But as I said before, it is incredibly filthy and also takes a perverse joy in the myriad ways that food can be 'killed', so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. Fans of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's style of humour should be more than satisfied however.


By Kevin Knapman



Sausage Party (15)

1h 29m

Director: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Starring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll

UK Release: Friday 2nd September 2016