Sausage Party (2016)

Review by CJ


Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

Seth Rogan, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera

Other notable appearances:
Danny McBride, Bill Hader, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Harland Williams, Paul Rudd

Running time:
89 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, This Is the End, Team America: World Police


The story of food waiting at a supermarket to be chosen by the (human) Gods and taken to the great beyond. What is waiting on the other side of the sliding doors is any sausage’s guess.

I honestly thought the drawn out puppet sex scene in Team America: World Police would forever remain the weirdest movie sex scene I had ever seen. Nope! I have now borne witness to a long (no pun intended) and diverse sex scene involving animated food.

After that statement, it shouldn’t be necessary but I will say anyway: This is one animated film that is absolutely and without question NOT suitable for children.

Sausage Party is crude, rude and politically incorrect. However, in amongst the toilet humour, insensitive jokes and food porn, there is a good message and well planned story.

Overall, I didn’t find Sausage Party to be laugh out loud funny though I did find it entertaining. The plot is a not-so-thinly veiled dig at the effects religion has on the world and our abilities to get along.

Not having looked into Sausage Party much before viewing it, I was surprised to read some of the actors who were involved. Usually I am pretty good at picking celebrity voices in animated films but the voice work in Sausage Party was so good that some are almost unrecognisable.

If you are offended by gratuitous use of the c-bomb, talking condoms or (literal) food porn, then Sausage Party is not for you. If these things don’t bother you and you’re looking for a silly movie with deep world peace messages, then suit up and get your invite ready for Sausage Party.

3.5 Stars

“We’re the non-perishables, motherfucker.”

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