Sausage Party (2016)

Sausage Party
Directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon
Written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir


As a child getting up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons was the highlight of the day and picking out a Disney movie from a large collection of VHS tapes was part of every kid’s weekly routine. Cartoons or animated movies were one of the few outlets of entertainment that seemed to understand a person as a child, they were silly, outlandish, and outright eccentric, and reflections of who we were as children. Now as adults, we don’t have many animated movies to cling to, most of them are PG-rated for children with a few jokes thrown in there that only adults would understand.

The animated feature Sausage Party takes just that idea and gives adults a cartoon film just for them. The movie is raunchy, hilarious and filled with every sexual innuendo (the sausages want to hook up with buns), stereotype (the Sauerkraut bottles are Nazis), and food related joke (the Horseradish jars literally turn into horses) in the book. A film of this magnitude and content could only be co-written of course by one of the few duo’s in Hollywood that could pull this off, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, the stoner minds behind Superbad and Pineapple Express.


The film is about the lives of the food in a supermarket called Shopwell, all the food there believes that when they are chosen by a shopper they will be taken to the “great beyond,” or the outside world, where all their wildest dreams will come true. Every day for them starts off with a musical number led off by Corn, a happy song they play for the Gods. Firewater (Bill Hader), an Indian can of lighter fluid, has every food in the store believing that the great beyond is a wonderful and magical place.

Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage and the rest of his wiener pals, specifically loud mouthed Carl (Jonah Hill) and Barry (Michael Cera), the awkwardly shaped sausage in the package, wait for the fateful day that they will be chosen. They hope to be picked next to their counterparts, the bun gals, who will one day be mated with a sausage. Then the impossible happens after a jar of Honey Mustard (Danny McBride) is returned. Honey Mustard proclaims to everyone that the outside world is filled with monsters who will eat them.


When Frank and Brenda’s packages are finally chosen they are super excited to be in the supermarket cart together. A bottle of Douche (Nick Kroll) is also chosen, who is literally the representation of a “douche.” He talks with a Jersey Shore accent and is super obnoxious. Then the unthinkable happens and a huge accident happens where many of the items fall to the floor. Frank and Brenda are thrown from the cart, along with Douche who is now bent, broken and angry that he is no longer whole. Douche is hell bent on revenge and wants to kill Frank. From here what ensues is a hilarious and just outright crazy.

Along the way, Frank and Brenda run into Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) and Lavash (David Krumholtz) who are also lost and looking for their way back to their aisle. Together the four of them join forces and encounter a random array of characters, there is Teresa the Taco (Salma Hayek), Grits (Craig Robinson), Gum (Scott Underwood) who is in a wheelchair and talks like Stephen Hawking, Tequila (Bill Hader) who cannot be trusted, and even a crazy guy on bath salts (James Franco).


The film is hilarious from beginning to end and I really have never seen anything like this before. I mean there are some funny and out there cartoons on Adult Swim from the Cartoon Network, and then there is Family Guy, which throws out some pretty raunchy jokes itself, but this movie takes everything and amps it up about a thousand notches.


At some points, I even found myself cringing a bit, but what can you expect from a movie with talking sausages. I think the creators knew they had to go there with this format, otherwise I think they would have been criticized for not pushing the envelope enough. The story faults a bit here and there where it starts off strong in the first half and towards the second loses some of its focus, but overall I think the film worked.

I thought Rogen killed it, his voice is perfect for this type of movie and Wiig, despite being just a voice was phenomenal and her humor resonated even as a cartoon character. I can guarantee she will be doing more animated voices soon. Cera was also funny and his voice was perfect for the abnormal hot dog. My favorite character had to be Gum, he was the smart one of the bunch who can never die because gum just doesn’t ever go away. Just seeing a piece of gum in a wheelchair with glasses was just too funny.


This is a perfect movie to see with friends or just for a night of laughter. I bet this movie will be a hit when it is released on DVD because I am sure it only gets funnier after watching it a few times. But I have to warn you after watching this movie, you will never feel the same way about picking out your produce and condiments at the supermarket again.





Oscars 2014 Recap slash Top 10 Memorable Moments

Oscars 2014 Recap slash Top 10 Memorable Moments

This year’s Oscars I have to say were one of the best. That was largely due to Ellen DeGeneres lively commentary and how she actually seemed to be having fun with the job. The show didn’t feel as stuffy and boring as it usually does. She tweeted images live, ordered pizza for everyone, literally and made the actors appear more comfortable than usual. I think this was so smart, today’s culture and young people especially live and die by social media, so putting this in the show was very smart of her.

Here is a quick recap of what went down and was fun to watch.

1. Jared Leto won for Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club… That hair and the speech to  his mother sigh, it was so sweet.


2. Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave. Hell yes she deserved it and her speech was probably my favorite of the night. Also she got up and danced with Pharell when he sung “Happy,” how cool is that?


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3. Ellen ordered pizza for everyone, yeah it really happened!


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4. The selfies. This was probably the coolest part of the show when she asked a bunch of actors to gather around to take a group shot and asked everyone to retweet.


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5. Matthew McConaughy won for Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club. He gave a great speech and ended it with his famous catchphrase “all right, all right, all right.” Love him to quote my fellow bloggers, the McConaissance is in full effect now.


6. Leo won nothing boo sad 😦 Poor Leo at least he’s hot, so who cares right?!

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7. Jennifer Lawrence fell again, but we still love her. That dress, it was gorgeous and she is so fun and playful, she really is America’s sweetheart right now.

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8. Brad Pitt though… he was all up in Ellen’s business and jumping into photos and helping hand out pizza. Funny!


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9. Steve McQueen’s reaction to winning Best Picture for 12 Years a Slave… HELL YES!!!!!!!

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10. All the selfies floating around the net and photo bombs. Too cool I love seeing this type of stuff.

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So that was the Oscars and this was James Franco at home… not giving 2 fcks about it. LOL.