By: Hayley Bradbrook
You’ve seen R-rated action packed comedies like The Blues Brothers and 21 Jump Street. What about having a R-rated animated comedy filled with talking food? Seth Rogen’s latest film Sausage Party is not PG Veggie Tales kind of movie. It’s full of raunchy dialogue, sex, and funny puns. If you know Seth Rogen, you know he would never not have any swearing or controversial characters in his films.
This film is definitely a party- and since it took eight years to get the bloody thing produced it better be! A- list stars like Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Michael Cera, and Paul Rudd all take part in the animated cartoon satire. Rogen plays Frank a hotdog on the shelf of a grocery store, who is in love with his neighbor a hotdog bun, Brenda (Wiig). The couple along with the other food items at the grocery store sing a cheerful song hoping that “the gods” will choose them and take them to ‘the Great Beyond” where there’s no way anything bad happens to us.” But if you’ve seen the trailer – obviously this is a flat out lie.
Sausage Party has a very similar sense of humour used in Seth Rogen’s past comedy films like Knocked Up, Superbad, This Is The End, and Pineapple Express. I’m not usually a fan of the Canadian actor’s films due to them leaning a bit more to men and misogynistic humour. You know what I’m talking about ladies- toilet humour, drugs, alcohol, physical comedy, and also having his female characters as ditz. I’ve gotta be honest with you, Sausage Party is seriously one of the funniest film I have seen so far this year. Not as funny as Ghostbusters or Bridesmaids – girlpower! But still made me laugh in my seat non-stop.
The characters are so diverse and the the puns and script for the movie are amazing. The food characters play in the film try to show how genuinely crazy these stereotypes of people are in real life from Native American liquor bottle “Firewater” (played by Bill Hader), Asian Teriyaki Sauce character, to the Nazi Sauerkraut
Towards the end of the movie Frank and all of his friends learn the truth of the life after the supermarket, and destroy all the shoppers that enter the store. It’s entertaining to see people flip out over talking food and food attacking and swearing as humans because since when does that happen? BUT the food attacking the humans sequence seems to go on for too long. You start to get a bit bored and tired of it (kind of like those long action sequences that go on for WAY too long – know what I’m sayin’?)
While all characters in the film were so funny two characters that definitely stood out from the rest; Edward Norton who plays the bagel who’s character does a spot on impression of Woody Allen, Teresa The Taco (Salma Hayek). The Mexican actress plays more of the sidekick or timid female character in films like Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. This time, Hayek stands out on her own as a bold, flirtatious, and independent character. She really shows off her comedic chops and is seriously funny – I could not stop laughing every time she spoke on the scree. I’m not gonna give anything away but she has a little thing for one of the female characters.
If you want a good laugh with a couple of your buddies then this movie is for you. Forget Suicide Squad – go see Sausage Party. Plus it’s Rotten Tomatoes certified (83%) so you know that this film is the bomb.com.