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  Rated R · 89 minutes · 2016

Adventure, Animated, Comedy
The sensibility of this animated comedy can be summed up by a car bearing a bumper sticker for “Dixar”: It’s CGI formula as filtered through unapologetic raunch-comedy. In a suburban supermarket, a hot dog named Frank (Seth Rogen, who co-scripted) and a bun named Brenda (Kristen Wiig) are among the foods who believe that glory awaits them in “The Great Beyond” when human “gods” purchase them—and evidence of the real fate that awaits them may be too much to accept. Turning this into an allegory about religion may be a bit ambitious for a movie so determinedly built on vulgarity and broad stereotype, though it is hard to resist the Alan Menken-composed morning hymn encapsulating the foods’ theology. And it’s nearly as hard to resist the zero-f**ks-given energy to the comedy, which somehow melds dick jokes with turning a spilled shopping cart into a parody of Saving Private Ryan. Maybe five years from now, the irreverence will hold up as a mix of vintage Mel Brooks and South Park. Or there’s a 50 percent chance I’ll feel more than slightly ashamed at how much I laughed for 90 minutes.


Sausage Party

Sausage Party

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Director: Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan
Producer: Megan Ellison, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Conrad Vernon, Jonah Hill, James Weaver, Ariel Shaffir, Kyle Hunter and David Distenfeld
Cast: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek and Anders Holm

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Connect Savannah Review: Sausage Party What’s particularly noteworthy about the picture is not so much its crude comic content (some of it rather insipid) but the weightier thematic elements that envelop the storyline. Sausage Party is about nothing less than existential angst, spiritual fulfillment, and the search for a higher power in a potentially Godless universe. by Matt Brunson 08/31/2016
Inlander Meat is Murder Sausage Party puts the gross in grocery store by Paul Constant 08/11/2016
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