Sausage Party is an interesting movie, in that it probably shouldn’t exist. So rude, crude, politically incorrect and ridiculously funny (if you’re into that kind of thing), the film is the perfect Seth Rogen project; a wretched, disgustingly dirty – and by no means limp – comedy.
Of course Rogen headlines the voice talent in this animated bratwurst fest, portraying Frank, the sausage on the hunt for the bun of his dreams, Brenda (Kristen Wiig). The pair are searching for the “Great Beyond”, a supposed promised land that grants all food an escape from their miserable residency at the local supermarket.
However, all may not be as it seems, as “the imperishables” (lead by Bill Hader) propose that the Great Beyond isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When Frank gets separated from his lover, it’s up to Brenda and her newfound friends – a bun-lovin’ taco named Teresa (Salma Hayek), Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) and Lavash (David Krumholtz) – to reunite the couple.
Up against the stiff competition of Bad Neighbours and This Is The End, it’ll be hard to miss the point of this cheesy laugh-fest. The best way to get the most out of Sausage Party is to accept it for what it is – Toy Story for adults. Food comes to life, boys take bath salts in the comfort of their loungerooms, and there’s a Pepper with quite the impressive military rank. You even get a few songs thrown in to add to the cacophonous chaos.
All things considered, Sausage Party is best enjoyed with a side of fries – if you can get away without imagining them wearing tiny gloves and shoes.
Got a taste for bad comedy? You’ll want a pizza this one.
In cinemas: August 11, 2016
Starring: The voices of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Kristen Wiig
Directed by: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon