Just because a film is animated doesn't mean you should take your kids to see it. Case in point: Sausage Party—which delivers more F-bombs in its first minute than one would've thought possible. How do critics feel about talking food items with, um, powerful sexual urges? Here's what they're saying:
- "It's a wild good time that will offend, shock, and even delight," writes Lindsey Bahr at the AP. It delivers "the filthiest jokes you've never dared imagine," but has "a big heart at the center." "There is no one out there making comedies quite like [Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg]," she concludes. "They are putting their definitive stamp on the modern American comedy one decency-smashing double entendre at a time."
- "The food is tasteless, but never bland," as Andrew Lapin puts it. "Expect to see copious substance use, unspeakably foul language, and heavy attention paid to everyone's favorite male organ," he writes at NPR. "But Sausage Party is made with too much loving care (and too much money) to be written off as a dumb stoner Disney parody."
- This "is not only the raunchiest film of the year, nor is it simply the most shocking—it is, without a doubt, the most delirious movie to come out of a major studio in decades, perhaps ever," writes Barry Hertz at the Globe and Mail. Is that good or bad? If you find the idea of talking baby carrots "irredeemably stupid" you may want to pass, "but for those willing to go along with Seth Rogen (and his many co-writers’) surely pot-enhanced idea, the rewards are plenty."
- Tirdad Derakhshani had a blast and calls Sausage Party "one of the funniest and most deeply offensive movies of the year." The content "is so outrageous that the most libertarian libertine is liable to be offended at some point," especially as religion is the favorite target, he writes at the Philadelphia Inquirer. But overall, it's a "mind-blowing ride."
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