I’d seen the trailer. I’d seen the promos. I know who Seth Rogen is. I thought I knew what I was getting when I went to see Sausage Party. I got what I expected, but the inappropriate dial was turned up to 11.
Sausage Party is a raunchy laugh fest that doesn’t hold back on any type or extent of joke, making it a one-of-a-kind enjoyment.
Obviously the fact Sausage Party is an animated film is key in making it unique. With that freedom anything you can think of, and draw, is possible. The film’s stable of writers, highlighted by Seth Rogen, took that strategy and ran as far and fast as they could with it.
Alright. Maybe “smart” isn’t the perfect word to describe those jokes, but I would say not everyone in the theater will understand them. This pleasantly surprised me, mainly because I did understand them. The best example I can give you is an ethnically based running joke between two of the main characters in the film.
Speaking of ethnically based jokes, Sausage Party has no fear of going there. We’ve got tacos, tequila, grits, firewater, Ramen Noodles, Twinkies, and sauerkraut all featured – and they sound exactly what you would expect them to sound like in this type of film. This is certainly one of the reasons the movie is rated “R”, but I can respect it because it’s done in a playful way. And by that I mean a bunch of animated foods are making the jokes, so how the hell can I take it too seriously.
I should mention I didn’t really like Nick Kroll’s character. I thought it was a little overbearing at times. But we’re talking about an animated comedy and the rest of the movie made me laugh so who cares.
In all Sausage Party really is a good time and worth seeing in theaters, but you better have the right sense of humor going in. If so, get your fill.
OFFICIAL RATING 7 out of 10