Sausage Party (2016)


Animation | Comedy


Conrad Vernon | Greg Tiernan



Voice Cast

Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek


Frank (Seth Rogen) is a sausage who has always wanted to be purchased. What he doesn't know yet though is what humans actually do with his kind.


Even though I have the tendency to like films involving Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, I had very low expectations for this because, let's be honest, it didn't exactly get positive feedbacks. But what a surprise it was!

Definitely not a film for children - seriously, do not take your kids to watch this film -, "Sausage Party" is one of those dumb movies but in a smart way. Okay, maybe it's not that smart, but it still is a entertaining ride.

The plot is easily the most stupid thing going on here, and it can be summed up in a sentence: foods believe humans are gods but eventually find out that humans eat foods. No, it doesn't get any deeper than that. But I have to admit that this whole idea of foods having feelings is quite brilliant. I mean, everyone has feelings in animation, why not foods? Am I right? Also, it is engaging, even though the ending is too happy. 

The characters are also quite dumb and all of them pretty much are just walking stereotypes. Like the Jewish bagel. Or the Muslin lavash. Or the Nazi sauerkraut. But you know what? First, the voice cast does a quite good job. Second, I loved that Jewish bagel because it's Edward Norton doing Woody Allen, and being such a fan of both, it made me incredibly happy.

The next stop is the humour. There's a lot of swearing and sex jokes, basically the kind of humour one would expect from Rogen and his friends. But it's still fun, mainly because of the weird interactions between the different foods.

The most impressive thing about this film is the animation. With a very low budget compared to the other animated flicks and considering it's the first time of the company, the animation is actually quite good.

Overall it's a nice way to spend an hour and a half. Just don't bring your kids with you.


  1. Ammetto che non mi ha fatto impazzire, ma nel finale ha messo in discussione le mie concezioni di "apertura mentale".

    1. Almeno era un film d'animazione diverso dal solito.

  2. Great review :) I don't know why I've been putting this movie off for so long!
    - Allie