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Tuesday
Nov222016

Sausage Party (2016)

For the uninitiated, soyrizo is a vegetarian alternative to everyone's favorite spicy Mexican sausage: similar texture, a little bit of kick, and absolutely no animals harmed in the process. Sausage Party is a meatless version of adult comedy, artificially colored with provocative language and seasoned with Seth Rogen’s trademark “smoky” humor. When a suburban supermarket’s anthropomorphic edibles realize that being "chosen" by customers leads not to a heavenly reward but to unspeakable culinary nightmares, our hapless, horny hot dog hero, Frank (Rogen), begins a quest to liberate his fellow foodstuffs. Ralph Bakshi’s Fritz the Cat made sex-crazed, foul-mouthed cartoon characters passé half a century ago, and 2004’s Team America: World Police demolished whatever satirical boundaries were left standing. Sausage Party is unfunny and desperate by contrast, especially considering the legion of unpaid animators who worked on this millionaire stoner’s vanity project. So much for harmless fun.