This isn’t a drill, this is Sausage Party. It is a movie you can enjoy even when sober, though you could also watch it drunk and probably have the same experience. Using the word “raunchy” to describe this movie would be an offense to the word – this movie goes above and beyond the limitations of personal preference, and ends up being a chuckle machine (if you’re in the right mood).
Sausage Party is the latest (and first) animated movie from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, also featuring their usual buddies: Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. The film looks at the interactions between food items in a suburban supermarket as they anticipate exiting into “the Great Beyond” – not knowing what is in (or out of) store, their fate is actually the kitchen.
Along the way there’s a load of racial stereotypes, dick jokes and shock laughs. It does, however, wear thin in the final third of the movie, but overall, this cocktail of animated crudeness retains its pizzazz. A clear parody of Disney/Pixar movies, it is great fun seeing how they play with characteristic tropes – one example being Seth Rogen’s Sausage eagerly awaiting the opening morning song, saying “They’re about to sing the song, guys!”
In conclusion, though decidedly un-old-fashioned, this party is a goer.