Fellow movie-goers: This movie would embarrass a sailor, and make them blush.
Here’s the premise: A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence and what happens to the food once they leave the supermarket.
Picture a supermarket after hours, the food comes alive and starts talking, seems like the beginning of some Disney or Pixar movie, right? Oh so very wrong, just like this movie is oh so very wrong for the things they put on film. Don’t get me wrong, I laughed so hard at this movie, but was also amazed at what Seth Rogan got away with, and so was he. When I saw this at SXSW, Seth said he almost got an NC-17 ruling, but one minor change he had to make gave the film the “R” rating he wanted. Look, I’m no prude, but if people did the things that the food did in this movie, it would be rated “X” for sure; my how times have changed.
The movie itself was very funny, with Rogan poking fun at religion, sex, drugs, and morals in general. I will give Rogan props for approaching taboo subjects in a new and very funny way, he shoves his opinions about society in the viewer’s faces and is not ashamed of it. It was a very well thought out and written movie that provokes thought and discussion, no matter what side of the discussion you come down on, it’s great to have the dialog.
Rogan has a who’s who of celebrities lending their voices to his movie, including Salma Hayek playing a sexy taco, Kristen Wiig playing the bun to Rogan’s sausage, and Johan Hill, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton, among others. All do a great job, and are funny individually, but hilarious in this food porn ensemble.
Remember this is for ADULTS ONLY, do not take the little ones, unless you want to have the conversation about the birds and the bees (or in this case sausage and bun) earlier than you were ready to.