Sausage Party (2016) Review

Rating: 7 / 10

From the guys that brought you “This Is the End (2013)” – comes something new to the animation world. Film with an original story line and with great voice work but sometimes giving us too much crazy jokes and adding scenes that weren’t that important for the plot.

Starring:

  • Seth Rogen as Frank
  • Kristen Wiig as Brenda Bunson
  • Jonah Hill as Carl
  • Bill Hader as Firewater
  • Michael Cera as Barry
  • James Franco as the Druggie
  • Danny McBride as Honey Mustard
  • Craig Robinson as Mr. Grits
  • Paul Rudd as Darren
  • and many more

Plot: A misplaced sausage and his savoury friends embark on an existential adventure through the aisles of a massive supermarket. As the store’s annual 4th of July sale draws near, the perishable pals must return to their rightful places on the shelves before the customers come flooding in to fill their carts.

Directed by: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

Produced by: Megan Ellison, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Conrad Vernon

Screenplay by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir

Story by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill

I had a great time at the premiere of Sausage Party in Riga, Latvia. We had some free beers, a hilarious presentation from Kinoblogeri and had a chance to win a poster from Harry Grundmann art and some sausages (lucky me, I won two posters and two packages of sausages……boooo yaaa). It was a great warm up before the movie.

So…..let’s start the review. From the start of the movie we get some funny jokes. The movie is full of funny moments and sometimes you just can’t stop laughing. The movie touches some sensitive subjects like Jews and Nazis, religion, homosexuality, sex and many more. For some this movie would be really harsh but who cares! This movie is not for sensitive people. Especially for kids – don’t show this movie to kids. Well….you can show them but don’t complain afterwards when your kid is cursing a lot. This movie is for adults.

While still talking about the jokes. The movie sometimes goes overboard with them, especially in the end part of the movie. You have to see it to understand – don’t want to spoil anything for you guys. Also this movie adds too much fucks and other foul language words that they lose their magic and isn’t fun anymore.

The movie has an interesting plot. What would it be like if food would be alive and had a conscience? The movie shows us all and it was kind of hilarious and disturbing at the same time. When I went home after the movie, I took out the sausages I won out the package and started to boil them and it was funny as hell thinking that my food was alive: “oh no, oh no, don’t boil me, please don’t!”. I think that if a kid saw this movie, he might not eat anything for a while.

While the plot was interesting, the movie sometimes felt a little dragged out. Felt like some scenes were not that important for the story and should’ve been taken out. As I already wrote, the end part of the movie went overboard with the jokes and the execution was too much/too crazy.

Sausage Party is one of the movies that offer some great voice acting. I knew that Edward Norton was a character in the movie but I didn’t know which one and at the end I found out that he was Sammy the bagel and hell…..his voice was awesome in the movie. Every food character in the movie has specific characteristics – like a lavash is Arabic, taco is Mexican and so on. And it was funny how all of the characters interacted with each other. Throughout the movie the whole cast gave us their best voice acting.

The movie was made only for $20 million and that is really cheap compared to Pixar movies that cost more than $100 million. The animations in the movie was well done and I was surprised when I saw everything – it was a quality job.

Conclusion: the movie is a hilarious fun ride. You might feel that the movie is overdoing with the jokes but you still will enjoy it. Just don’t take your kids with you. The movie is in cinemas starting from August 26, 2016 in Riga, Latvia. So go and see it.

For more information, check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1700841/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Official website: http://www.sausagepartymovie.com/site/

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