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Sausage Party (2016)

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A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alistair Abell ... Mariachi Salsa / Gefilte Fish (voice)
Iris Apatow ... Berry Good Candies / Grape #3 / Coconut Milk (voice)
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Baby Carrot / Cookies (voice)
Michael Cera ... Barry (voice)
Ian James Corlett ... Apple / Tickilish Licorice / Relish / Bag of Dog Food (voice)
Michael Daingerfield ... Chunk Munchers Cereal / Light Bulb / Indian Chutney (voice)
Brian Dobson ... Italian Tomato / Lettuce (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Queso (voice)
James Franco ... Druggie (voice)
Bill Hader ... Firewater / Tequila / El Guaco (voice)
Ian Hanlin ... Beet (voice)
Salma Hayek ... Teresa (voice)
Maryke Hendrikse ... Popped Cherry Mixer / Plum #1 / Loretta Bun / Frozen Fruitz (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Carl (voice)
Anders Holm ... Troy (voice)
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The products at Shopwell's Grocery Store are made to believe a code that helps them live happy lives until it's time for them to leave the comfort of the supermarket and head for the great beyond. However, after a botched trip to the great beyond leaves one sausage named Frank and his companion Bun stranded, Frank goes to great lengths (pun intended) to return to his package and make another trip to the great beyond. But as Frank's journey takes him from one end of the supermarket to the other, Frank's quest to discover the truth about his existence as a sausage turns incredibly dark. Can he expose the truth to the rest of the supermarket and get his fellow products to rebel against their human masters? Written by halo1k

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Rated R for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sausage Party 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,263,534, 14 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$97,661,826, 30 October 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,200,000, 14 August 2016
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1.85 : 1
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During the credits where names are listed on a shopping receipt, Seth Rogen can be seen priced as "$4.20", referencing his advocacy for legalizing marijuana use. See more »

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The main characters are aware of the concept of eating, and that they themselves are food, yet act horrified when they discover that they are to be eaten. This is consistent with one of the main themes of the movie - the rejection of reason and evidence in favor of blind faith in merciful gods and the Great Beyond... until it's too late. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank: [notices the shoppers entering the Shopwell's] Shit!
[turns to Carl]
Frank: Carl? Carl? Carl, Carl, Carl! Dude, we've slept in again! The song's about to start!
Carl: Shit, Frank! We can't miss the song!
[to Barry]
Carl: Barry, wake up!
Barry: What? I'm up, I'm up!
Frank: This song is such an awesome way to start every morning.
Carl: It's just a super nice way of showing the gods how much we appreciate everything they'll do for us, once they take us out those doors to the Great Beyond.
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Sausage Party: An Observation of the Modern World
22 August 2016 | by SearsinoSee all my reviews

Observation manages to combine all of the stereotypes shared by different cultures of one another, intertwine this with raunchy humor, ultimately painting a portrait of how intolerable this the planet is becoming.

A few facts (for those whom would prefer NOT to hear the ramblings of a long- time film fanatic): The film has been estimated to have been built on a $19- million budget, grossing about $34-million opening weekend (USA). For your comparison: Finding Dori (2016) cost an estimated $200-million bringing in about $135-million opening weekend (USA). Whether a fan or not, there is clearly something to be said regarding the brilliance that is Seth Rogen.

One thing is clear: this was hand-crafted by Rogen and therefore filled extensively by his observations and humor from start to finish. The script was something he had in the works for nearly ten years!

I suspect many will turn away from this due to religious affiliation. I am an atheist but would stress that with all of the violence, racism, sexism, and every other "ism" in the world, that this was an attempt to address the way that many denominations and organizations are misunderstood by one another.

A female coworker at my office came by on Monday morning to exclaim that it was indigent humor, and I quote "racist." To those who would even have the slightest inkling of accusing this work racist, you have completely misunderstood. In fact, one of the messages that could be drawn from watching this would have to do with the necessity for removing the "racist" culture and indirect racism that can be created through attempting to group individuals by religious affiliation or any other characteristics.

DO NOT take your children. The entire run-time was packed with bad language, a ton of sexual innuendos, so you've been warned.

Enjoy the film, appreciate the message, don't take anything personally. It was not the intent of Rogen or any other Directors/Writers.

Oh, and just to make this "review-worthy"... the film uses various Super Market foods, drinks, and items to represent humans incorporating the different stereotypes often heard of for numerous Religions, ethnic groups, and sexual preferences/identities. By using such simple characters, it attempts to put some of the world's problems onto the simplest of stages for the world to see and take in for themselves.

----- 5/10 STARS -------- Review by Searsino -----


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