Friday, 12 August 2016

Sausage Party

Taking the Toy Story concept to the extreme, words like “lewd”, “crude” and “politically incorrect” only begin to describe Sausage Party. But what else did you expect from the team that brought us This Is The End and Pineapple Express? Frank (Seth Rogen) is a sausage in a supermarket dreaming about the day he will be purchased by a human, believed to be a god, so he can finally go to “the great beyond” and consummate his relationship with his bun girlfriend Brenda (Kristen Wiig). But when Frank realises what actually happens to food, he makes it his mission to enlighten the other food in the supermarket. 

Surprisingly, there is actually a good moral to the story. The film tackles issues including race, religion and gender in quite a clever way. The cast is also a collection of talented comedians, including Nick Kroll as the villainous Douche, as well as Bill Hader, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera and Jonah Hill. Even Salma Hayek gets a great role as a sexy lesbian taco, while Edward Norton's voice is almost unrecognisable as a neurotic Woody Allen-like bagel and James Franco is a stoner in one of the few human roles. Unfortunately, the film lacks enough really big laughs unless your preferred sense of humour involves toilet jokes. Nonetheless, you have to admire the originality of Sausage Party. 


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