As a lover of animation my whole life, I have never really been a fan of combining it with adult content. The world of animation gives people a wider range of things to do in the film, because you have control over what your characters do. That being said, some filmmakers go a little overboard with what they do. They tend to have more violence and sexual content than acceptable in other films, and that doesn’t really work well for me. However, I never say no to a movie made by comedy geniuses Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and when I heard they were going to be making an R-rated animated comedy, I was very interested. Now, their passion project, Sausage Party, is here. The very first CG-animated, R-rated comedy follows Frank (Seth Rogen), a hot dog who lives in a grocery store with other food products, who hope to be chosen by the humans and taken beyond the store. When Frank’s pack, along with the pack of his bun girlfriend Brenda (Kristen Wiig), are finally chosen, their dreams are ruined when they fall out of their cart, along with a lavash (David Krumholtz) and a bagel (Edward Norton). Together, they try to make the long journey back to their aisles, while Frank tries to discover the truth about their existence as food. So, do Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have what it takes to make animation and adult content work well together?
What I liked about it:
– It was hilarious. Almost all of the jokes worked very well.
– It did a great job of looking and acting like a classic Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks film while bringing it’s own unique spin on it.
– It didn’t take itself seriously and had lots of fun with it’s concept.
– The voice acting from the cast was great. There were some actors that did voices that didn’t even sound like themselves.
– The animation was great. It had a realistic look to it while also looking goofy.
– The music was great. It really sounded a kids movie, and the opening music number was hilarious.
What I didn’t like about it:
– While the humor worked, it did get to a point where I was laughing out of shock of what I was seeing. There are definitely some things in this movie I won’t be able to forget.
Sausage Party is one of the most messed up, yet hilarious comedies I have ever seen. It did everything that a kids movie wouldn’t do, and then multiplied that by 100. It got to a point where me, and everyone else in the theater, were laughing out of pure shock of what was happening on screen. If you are under 18 and you think that you can handle an R-rated film, don’t see this movie. No one under 18 should see this movie. That being said, I still loved it and would love to see Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg do more animated films in the future.