It’s an article version of “Nick’s Flix”!
Here is my review of the R-rated CGI-animated comedy “Sausage Party.”
The brief version of the movie is that you have a grocery store full of talking groceries who want to get out of the store into the mythical “Great Beyond,” only to find out it isn’t what it really is. There are lots of raunchy jokes and ethnic humor throughout this film. Parents, please don’t bring your kids to this one! (It’s Rated R for a reason!!!!)
It’s easy to see where the writers got their inspiration for talking groceries going on an adventure. All of the classic animation studios back in the day did a talking/singing groceries film at one time or another. One of the most prevalent in my mind is Warner Brothers’ “Goofy Groceries.” Think of that idea with a modern spin and fleshed out.
The story itself is a good one. There is a lot of heart once you look past all of the expected humor in a R-rated comedy. For the most part, the jokes aren’t necessarily over the top, but the scene at the end of the movie (you’ll know which one when you watch it, no spoilers) is totally expected given the tone of the film. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, just predictable.
This is a very slick, well edited movie. I never felt like the pace of the film was off. It has a modest running time of 89 minutes, which is about right for an animated film. It’ll be interesting to see if anything was cut out when the Blu-ray comes out (probably.)
I’d recommend this film, but again, I warn you, DO NOT TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THIS MOVIE!!!
NSFW Trailer below: