Sausage Party proves you are what you eat


Nadya Awino

In Sausage Party, everyday foods come to life and recieve a reality check when they begin to understand what happens after they leave the supermarket. As junior John Baskerville enjoys his lunch, the unsuspecting nachos realize their true purpose: to be eaten. Check movie times for Sausage Party at NCG Acworth.

Emmett Schindler, Editor-in-Chief

Walking down the aisles of a supermarket, customers aimlessly shop, not thinking much about what they buy. Sausage Party, comedic genius Seth Rogen and company’s new animated and raunchy feature, provides the point of view from the goods themselves, showing the hope and horror they go through when selected and exceeding high expectations to create a visual and hilarious masterpiece. Warning: this film is rated R for a reason.

The film starts with the story of Frank, voiced by Rogen, a sausage who falls in love with Brenda Bunson, voiced by Kristen Wiig, a hot dog bun. The two fantasize about living in the “Great Beyond” together, the place that the food thinks humans take them for neverending happiness. After a honey mustard jar comes back from the “Great Beyond,” scarred for life, Frank decides to search the supermarket for the truth, but finds himself on a douche’s hit list after a misconception… yes an actual douchebag, voiced by Nick Kroll.

The journey of the goods came with hilarious, punny jokes dealing with food and drinks. A piece of meatloaf sang “I’d Do Anything for Love,” voiced by Meatloaf. The non-perishable goods posed as the wise mentors who knew all about the outside world: a twinky, a bottle of Firewater, and a box of Mr. Gritz who complains about the “crackers” taking over his original aisle. A piece of old gum represented the life of Stephen Hawking as he knew the solution to any problem, rolling around in a mini wheelchair. Furthermore, the food eventually realize that humans can only understand them when they get high on bath salts.

Behind all the inappropriateness and vulgar humor lies a deeper meaning to the plot: their society living off the happiness and joy in the world outside, similar to humans. Even with awful language and profanity to an extreme extent, it sends a message about life and proves itself as more than a dumb animated movie about talking food. If of age, I highly recommend the film; it definitely put itself on the list of most memorable movies of the year.


The Chant’s grade: A+