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Sausage Party



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Directed by: Greg Tiernan
Written by: Seth Rogen
Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Bill Hader, Nick Kroll, Conrad Vernon, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride
Studio: Sony
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Official Site:
Plot: Fuck A Guy Smart.

Review:

Sausage Party is a strange one for me cause while I didn't find the film really all that humorous, I can't deny that it had a solid premise and a clever approach to handling religion.

As a parody it hits all the right notes, from the promise of no sex before marriage to the one unifying message being split into different groups to suit the needs of each individual religion, the religious overtones are not subtle in the slightest but they didn't need to be, this film wants to hit you over the head with the ridiculousness of religious fervour and the hate that comes from different beliefs to say that we're all cut from the same cloth and ultimately we should kill the Gods and have a massive orgy.

Or something to that effect.

On the other hand though, I didn't enjoy a lot of the humour, sure some of the food puns were clever but it's typical Apatow crowd humour with anthropomorphic food dropping F-Bombs, getting baked and having disturbing sex. And that's fine, the Apatow Crew have made a business out of that humour and I've enjoyed it but here, the fact that it's animated makes it really obvious that they're just trying for shock value when really the only shocking thing about it was when they cut a dude's fucking head off. The cursing, drug taking, even the orgy at the end all felt rather tame.

Even the film's main villain, a literal frat-bro douche was played with disturbingly realistic rape tendencies that just came off as way too creepy for a comedy, I didn't find him funny at all.

So is Sausage Party a good film? I honestly couldn't say, it serves its purpose as a religious satire but it falls flat as a comedy. How it turns out for you depends on what you're after. Personally I'll give it a passing grade simply because there is a level of intelligence here and how they manages to make the film look and almost feel like a Pixar film is something to be applauded, I just didn't find it that funny.

6/10

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Other reviews of this film: Moviefreak2010 (10/10) , cobb (5/10) > Display all


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