Sausage Party (2016)
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It was like sitting through all those terribly unfunny curse-filled Youtube videos made by teenagers trying to be edgy, absolute garbage.
Sausage Party is wild, offensive, or perhaps should I say outrageous, ride that draws at least some of its shock and awe from being visually packaged like a Pixar movie for kids. Take away exact brand of comedy, and you've got the usual tropes - world-building, social commentary, things that talk that normally wouldn't - it's Toy Story inside a grocery store. The jokes that are thrown at you like a hail of gunfire mostly hit their targets, but mileage will vary greatly. The use of racial stereotypes, by way of certain foods being certain regions of the world, can lead to clever puns, but also tends to fall flat until you realize it's done in much the same way Blazing Saddles' is. But some audiences might not get there and be left with the wrong impression (or worse, not get that that's the message). When Sausage Party is more interested in creating its world, sending up the human shoppers and staff, making food jokes, or being downright pornographic, that's when the belly laughs come (seeing it with an audience made for an infectious experience). And beyond the "what did I just see?!" feeling, there's also a philosophical core about questioning organized religion which you just don't expect from an animated sex comedy about wieners and buns. Put me in the "I thought it was pretty clever" column.
Some funny moments and attempts at thought-provoking humour that lands ok-ish.
The constant foul language (especially at the start) seems to be there just because they can and doesn't actually seem natural or funny.
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