Sausage Party review

2016's 8th animated film.
2016’s 9th animated film.

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My opinion right after watching film

My opinion after watching this is…….. WOW, I was not expecting this film to be so graphic and…… raunchy. Sure, I laughed a few times, and they do establish that it is in an alternate world, but the stuff in this film made me uncomfortable more than it made me comfortable. The film is not bad by any sense, but it is for sure not for kids, and I would debate that it is not for a lot of adults either. Not my type of film.

Production

Seth Rogen has been working on the production of the film for 8 years, but no one wanted to pick it up because they did not like the premise, and was scared of the rating the film would have received. It officially got picked up in 2010, and things officially took off. Many people that were involved would talk about how they are working on an R-rated animated film, but not a lot of people believed them. It was officially announced in 2013, which is a partnership from Sony, Annapurna Pictures, and Point Grey Pictures.

Right when I thought there would be nothing to talk about in regards to its production, there is a lot of controversy regarding it. While this film was being made, the animators would be forced to stay overtime, without being paid for it at all. This caused about half of the animating team to quit mid-production, and they were never credited for the work in their film. Apparently, the only reason why we know about this is that a lot of the animators commented on this, and put everyone out there in the comments of a Cartoon Brewl article. With the film being made in Vancouver, and there not being an animation unit over there, it means that there is no union, and people can rip off their animators with when and how much they are getting paid.

Story

The film starts in a shop called Shopwells, and the food are living and anthropomorphic, as they talk to one another, and act like humans. Apparently none of the humans notice that their food has eyes, mouths, eyebrows, etc. The food sing whenever the store opens, as they believe that humans purchase them, so they can live in some sort of promise/heaven-like land. The hotdogs and buns are singing about how they want to fuck (they literally say this in the film) and submerge into one another, though they make fun of the little one named Berry (Michael Cera) for having more girth than length. Brenda (Kristen Wiig) makes fun of Berry, while the other hotdogs tell her boyfriend Frank (Seth Rogen) that she is a cunt. They escape their packages, so they can “rub their tips” against one another…. I fucking can’t. It is 10 minutes already, and all that I have heard is poorly-implied sex.

A few minutes before the store is closed, a woman picks up the hotdog and bun packages, with everyone in the cart celebrating. A douche (Nick Kroll) is put in the cart, as well as a honey mustard can who was returned back to the store (Danny McBride) is put into the cart, and he tries to warn everyone. Brenda is just a rude prick who is insulting everyone left and right.

The honey mustard can ends up committing suicide after Frank fails to save him (with Brenda saving Frank). Some food end up out of the cart, and the douche ends up being broken. The couple, a lavash named Kareem (Davind Krumholtz), and a bagel named Sammy (Edward Norton) decide to sneak into another package to be sold off in the morning, which causes the long journey.
The honey mustard can ends up committing suicide after Frank fails to save him (with Brenda saving Frank). Some food end up out of the cart, and the douche ends up being broken. The couple, a lavash named Kareem (Davind Krumholtz), and a bagel named Sammy (Edward Norton) decide to sneak into another package to be sold off in the morning, which causes the long journey.

The bagel represents a person who believes in Judaism, and the lavash represents a person who believes in Islam. Frank tells them that they should go through the liquor aisle, where all of the cans and bottles were free so they can party. Still bewildered and doubtful about the information Honey Mustard told him about their beliefs about the human (a nudge about how religion may or may not be what people believe it to be), he goes to the Firewater (Bill Hader), who represents a native person because they were the first there; and the firewater does not have an expiration date. He is told that there is a cookbook at the end of the store, which will tell him the truth about what humans do with food.

Douche is taken to the back room, but repairs himself by drinking some of the grape juice leftover. He decides to go after Frank, and to pretty much rape Brenda because he is horny, and was robed of being used by the woman who would have purchased him. After the other three ran away from Douche, they go in a bar meet a taco named Teresa (Salma Hayek), who is struggling with her sexuality. She hides them in a closer, before they bail, causing Douche to look after them even more.

The other food in the cart is brought back to the woman's home, and are thrilled that they are at some sort of a heaven. They quickly learn that it is the opposite in an extremely graphic scene of the food being cooked and killed in countless ways. Barry is the only one who is able to escape, and ends up at a drug dealer (James Franco)'s house. What I will say is that it is pretty clever how they used this as a euphemism for how religion puts pressure on sexuality. Honestly, a lot of the jokes are a bit too much, and they hammer in the message a bit too much.
The other food in the cart is brought back to the woman’s home, and are thrilled that they are at some sort of a heaven. They quickly learn that it is the opposite in an extremely graphic scene of the food being cooked and killed in countless ways. Barry is the only one who is able to escape, and ends up at a drug dealer (James Franco)’s house. What I will say is that it is pretty clever how they used this as a euphemism for how religion puts pressure on sexuality. Honestly, a lot of the jokes are a bit too much, and they hammer in the message a bit too much.

Brenda and Frank reunite, where he tells her about what he learned, but she chooses to remain optimistic, and this causes an argument between the two. This fight becomes big enough to the point where Brenda breaks up with him, though the scene gets ruined with Brenda telling him of the things she will stuff in her to bother him. Everyone abandons him, and we get a sad song of the lovelorn/broken couple, and I do not feel bad because there is really no reason for us to invest in their relationship outside of the fact that we were told to. All we know is that Frank is kind of generic, and Brenda is a…… wiotch.

After taking some bath salts for drugs, the guy wakes up to hear the food talking to him, thinking that he is hallucinating. He goes crazy, and is instructed by Sam to take him back to the grocery store, which he does after sleeping off his high. Brenda enters another package, where the girls curse her off for squishing one of the buns, while the other three return to their designated aisles. Oh, apparently the hotdogs are sausages, though they are animated to look like hotdogs. Sausages are a bit thicker than hotdogs, and the sausages are thin like hotdogs in this film. I realize how nasty this sounds, even when I am not trying to make it sound as such. Damn.

Frank gets on the camera recorder right before the store opens, and shows them the cookbook. All of the food freaks out about the truth, but then they convince themselves that it is false, and that Frank is full of shit. This is like some people believing in religion, so there can be some sort of purpose. I am a bit uncomfortable with the blatant anti-religious message. I have watched and enjoyed films that question certain aspects about religion, but this film makes it seem like religion is horrible in general, and it is why we are not allowed to free ourselves sexually.
Frank gets on the camera recorder right before the store opens, and shows them the cookbook. All of the food freaks out about the truth, but then they convince themselves that it is false, and that Frank is full of shit. This is like some people believing in religion, so there can be some sort of purpose. I am a bit uncomfortable with the blatant anti-religious message. I have watched and enjoyed films that question certain aspects about religion, but this film makes it seem like religion is horrible in general, and it is why we are not allowed to free ourselves sexually.

The store opens, and Brenda’s package is taken, so Frank tries to follow it. Nothing works until Barry and the food from the druggie’s house show up at the grocery store, and with bath salts as well. Apparently they escaped because the human ended up dying and amputated, and they all decide to lace toothpicks with bath salts to shoot the customers with. They end up defeating the humans in an overly graphic and disturbing climax (Douche inserts/impales himself into the store owner (Paul Rudd)’s anus, and all of the food end up killing him). After their celebration, the food objects engage…….. in….. an….. orgy. And… they……. show……. the…. graphic….. parts……. of….. intercourse. WHAT IN THE HELL? It is just way too much, and way too tasteless. WHO wants to watch an orgy with anthropomorphic objects? WHO wants to watch an orgy anyways?

After the orgy, they are told by Firewater that they are not real, and are animated cartoons who are created by and voiced by celebrities; breaking the fourth wall. The film ends with the main characters going to a teleporter to meet their voice actors…… I do not know if this is a leeway to a sequel (I hope not), but….. I am glad this thing is just over.

I will say that this film is very clever with the messages they are tackling. Religion, sexuality, race, so on and so forth. I just think that the characters need a bit more character, and I wish the characters were more than blatant stereotypes.
I will say that this film is very clever with the messages they are tackling. Religion, sexuality, race, so on and so forth. I just think that the characters need a bit more character, and I wish the characters were more than blatant stereotypes. It was just way too vulgar, and the need to add comedic value in everything was just a bit too much. The story is not bad, but I think the combination of everything in the film took away from the message a bit.

Characters

While there is a lot of depth and detail in the story, there is almost none of that in the characters. Most of them are racial stereotypes, and are one-dimensional. While the main characters are not racial archetypes, they were not deep characters at all.

Frank is the typical hero who is doubtful and is different. He is nice, and supportive, but there was nothing that really interested me about him.
Frank is the typical hero who is doubtful and is different. He is nice, and supportive, but there was nothing that really interested me about him.
Brenda was unnecessarily bitchy, and she wanted to be oblivious and believe with her feelings. Wasn't very impressed with her either.
Brenda was unnecessarily bitchy, and she wanted to be oblivious and believe with her feelings. Wasn’t very impressed with her either.
Barry was picked on by everyone for being "disabled", but then proved he was worthy.
Barry was picked on by everyone for being “disabled”, but then proved he was worthy.
He was a douche (in more ways than one), and his horniness was the motivation of the film. After he is satisfied, he is just forgotten about.
He was a douche (in more ways than one), and his horniness was the motivation of the film. After he is satisfied, he is just forgotten about.
She is struggling with her sexuality, and temptation to give into her. I do not like that she kind of assaulted Brenda in the orgy by.... ugh, don't want to talk about this anymore.
She is struggling with her sexuality, and temptation to give into her. I do not like that she kind of assaulted Brenda in the orgy by…. ugh, don’t want to talk about this anymore. I am done.

Animation

The animation is actually kind of good. The textures are well-realized, and they do a lot with the setting of a grocery store. I HATE how humanized and anthropomorphic some of the designs were to establish the body of a human, and the animation is also used to capture a lot of racial and sexist stereotypes.

Music

I barely noticed the music to be honest. When there was something sexual, they played music to get to the groove, and when a conflict or an adventure arises, the generic adventure or conflict music was played. Nothing to mention here.

Reception at Release

When the film was released on August 12th, 2016, it has made (as of October 12th) $97.5 million domestically, and $31.6 million in other territories, with a total worldwide amount of $129.1 million. Obviously, it is not much money, but with the R-rating, I think it was expected, and some probably expected it to perform a lot worse.

It seems to be receiving positive reception, despite it being crude and somewhat low-brow. They cited that there is some wittiness and good storytelling behind a lot of the……. how do I put it nicely…… Bullshit.

Final Score

Story: 8/10

Characters: 4/10

Animation: 7/10

Music: 6/10

= 25/40 = 63%

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5 thoughts on “Sausage Party review

  1. The idea of food being murdered by humans is intriguing, but the character designs suck and it looks too graphical and offensive for my senses. I hope it never airs on TV.

  2. Great review. Your review reminded me so much of Grace Randolph’s review. Both of you seem to have the exact same problems with this film.

    For me personally, I liked this film. I wouldn’t say it’s amazing, but I did like it. I liked how they tackled the themes of religion, sexuality and race. I liked the characters, sure most of them are stereotypes, but I found them to funny and entertaning. I especially liked the villain of the film Douche. I found him to be a really funny, memorable and suprisingly really menacing villain. I liked the climax of the film. I found it to be exciting, exhilarating fun, funny, and epic. I also liked the orgy scene. I found it to be so over the top, that I couldn’t stop laughing. I found it to be the funniest moment of the entire film.

    But I will admit that this film does have its flaws. The jokes can be hit or miss, the characters constantly swearing gets old after a while, the message can be a bit preachy a times and the designs for the humans are absolutely terrible.

    Overall, I liked the film, but I can definetly understand why this film wouldn’t be some people’s cup of tea.

    1. Grace is amazing. I think one of the major reasons I have some gripes with the film is because it is always what the Rogen/Franco/Hall group makes. I see why many people like the film, and I did enjoy moments. The anti-Jason stuff didn’t bother me that much, but it was severally too graphic for me.

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