Toy Story meets SuperBad
Those that have read my reviews in past should know that I have an affinity for Seth Rogen and therefore can see the “positives” in almost all of his films (with the exception of The Green Hornet of course). This leads to Seth’s latest outing Sausage Party which is essentially a by-product if Toy Story ever elected to have a one-night stand with Superbad.
The story centres on Frank (Seth Rogen) a Hot Dog who discovers a terrible secret about food and their actual purpose (they get eaten). After uncovering this conspiracy, Frank embarks on a journey of discovery that results in hysterics. Expect typical supporting cast members of Rogen flick to create some great laughs along with a few special guests including: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Edward Norton as well as Salma Hayek.
The film is not one for the faint hearted and I wouldn’t suggest it for a first date. Nick Kroll had the task of playing a literal Douche and somehow pulled it off. Somewhere in between the New Jersey accent and excessive use of the word “Bro” he took ownership of the stereotype. These stereotypes are something the film explores in order to make light of political, religious and hilarious sexual undertones that are very much expected in a Seth Rogen film.
Sausage Party is one of those films that will have you laughing all the way through. It does go off course and appears to have no definitive direction at times. This is because of its large supporting cast and the large amount of comedic material it covers. However, as the lovechild of Toy Story and SuperBad this film has turned out as expected.
It made sexual innuendos out of all the food groups along with several surprising household items.
It’s the first animated adult-feature of its kind and it did exactly as intended.