Theoretically, Sausage Party is my thing: offensive humor with no strings attached to anything but raw reality, but my main issue with Rogen-Hill-Goldberg supermarket wet dream is its safe spots: a completely by-the-book plot and its unfinished design. It's an adult comedy, but very "real life for dummies". If losing its necessity to over explain, it could have been really dirty - and really smart.
"We're the non-perishables, motherfucker." Creative and ballsy, for sure. Un-PC, fair warning, but never mean-spirited. It often feels like one joke spread thin over a whole movie, but it is a pretty good joke. Probably the best argument for agnosticism you'll see in a film about horny profanity-spewing groceries. Salma Hayek's taco and Ed Norton's Woody Allen bagel are worth admission price.
Unfortunately the film is no more clever than its trailer and the crassness and lack of wit becomes grating before long. A few good laughs here and there but in the end a little tedious and the ending is pretty terrible. Disappointing.
Has the usual problem of many Seth Rogen-led pictures in that it gets a bit too obsessed with its vulgarities and its destruction of boundaries, so much so that it forgets that it should also be funny rather than just crass. Despite this, it's still frequently hilarious, with strong subtext about blind faith and religion that doesn't feel like it comes from a place of superiority and condescension.
Essentially parodic, but with earnest grit. Mocks 'pie in the sky' faith in the hereafter, the recalcitrant stuborness of the masses, idiotic politico-ideological divisions, and domineering mores pertaining to sexuality. As this is a brainchild of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, also some humour at the expense (?) (perhaps exultant humour) of the super-duper stoned. The movie is, to its credit, at odds w/ bullshit.
Funny, but not hilarious like other Rogen/Goldberg movies. A lot of the jokes fell flat and the ending was too much, but the voice cast is great and the religious/cultural commentary was a nice surprise.