"keep puffin that kush Seth!"
The idea for Sausage Party came to Seth Rogen, almost certainly during a day spent on the couch smoking weed with Jonah Hill and James Franco (that are also offering their voices for a few roles together with some other usual suspects) a while ago, but surprisingly took him eight years to find a studio that would finance that. I said surprisingly because I really don’t understand why since it's pretty obvious this flick is certain to make some serious cash: all adults love a naughty Comedy and all underage kids dying to watch a movie they have been told they are not allowed to.
Sausage Party is the story of your everyday groceries living a cheerful existence in a supermarket, their only purpose being waiting impatiently for the day when they are chosen by a God (human) and go live happily ever after in the Great Beyond.
Sadly they are oblivious to the fact that once out of their package's they will end up brutally slaughtered and eaten, or used and then discarded. This movie is a plain and simple metaphor of our life on Earth and how we live it based on a religion that is our moral compass, race war caused by ignorance and what happens when you come to the realization that at the end of the day you should do what makes you happy because you only live once and you could end up being digested in somebody stomach tomorrow. Basically: YOLO!
What I like the most about Sausage Party is that there are so many genres wrapped in to one. Yes, this is obviously a Comedy, but there’s Horror and Gore factors to it (tons of) as well as Action (Terminator fans keep your eyes open), War (that brings one of my favorite scene), Biography (yup, there’s smoking dope in here too) and another very popular type of flicks that more people than they like to admit are fond of, but I’m not telling you what it is not to ruin the shock factor.
I still can’t believe Edward Norton was Sammy the Jew Bagel (apparently he took inspiration from his good friend Woody Allen for it) and Michael Cera was Barry the deformed Sausage, really did not pick up their voices.
Salma Hayek as the lesbian Taco shell was easy to spot as well as Seth Rogen as Frank the Frankfurter and Kristen Wiig as the curvaceous Bun. One of my favorite characters was the Douche voiced by Nick Kroll, his insanity and attitude was piss funny!
This is not a movie to take your young children to see if they can talk. If I had 18+ years old kids I wouldn't even watch it with them, I promise you there will be some very uncomfortable moments during the viewing and possibly after, if your sweet offspring is puzzled by some of the dialogues/ scenes and end up asking you for some clarification. Only safe age spawn to watch this with you is 1 year and under.
Seth Rogen is happy to do a second installment and even more animated movies, and I’m all up for it! Smoking weed does give endless crazy ideas, keep puffin that kush Seth!