Parents, keep the kiddies at home for this one. Despite the cute animated hot dogs and veggies, “Sausage Party” isn’t for them. Hell, it’s not even for many adults.
Based on the very interesting premise that our favorite foods actually have personalities and human-like thoughts, “Sausage Party” is like “Toy Story” meets “Porky’s.” Oh wow, did I just really date myself. Do people even know of “Porky’s” anymore? Well, all you need to know is that “Sausage Party” is a raunchy comedy that spares no one while taking shots at all sorts of social commentary such as religion, war, politics, race and even sexual assault. Oh, are you easily offended by such antics? Then “Sausage Party” definitely isn’t for you.
Okay, perhaps that was a bit harsh and uncalled for. “Sausage Party” actually has a lot of laughs, especially when the food realize the horrors that await them when they are bought and taken home to be feasted on. But the majority of the film is like an uneven road trip movie that takes place in a supermarket with the lead characters going from aisle to aisle on a journey to learn the truth. Some scenes hit, others miss and miss bad. There’s also an unnecessary villain who’s a literal douchebag that feels created entirely to merely stretch the film out to feature length. As funny and crass as he was (voiced by the funny Nick Kroll), no one likes a douchebag.
Final Score: 6 / 10