Sausage Party

Animated food items push an atheist agenda and glorify the basest forms of carnality in this disgusting spitball of a comedy from directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. The inhabitants of a suburban supermarket - most prominently a sausage (voice of Seth Rogen) and his girlfriend, a bun (voice of Kristen Wiig) - believe that a joyful existence awaits them in "the Great Beyond" once human shoppers, whom they worship as gods, choose them from the shelves and take them home. But when a returned jar of honey mustard (voiced by Danny McBride) reveals how people actually treat their edibles, it launches the sausage on a quest for the truth. An insult to believers of every stripe, this libido idolizing film, whose cast also includes Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Salma Hayek, portrays all religion as a con job that leads to violent divisiveness and sexual repression. Thus the eventual overthrow of the store's prevailing mythology is celebrated by a mass orgy that's supposed to count as a happy ending.

Watch out for: Pervasive blasphemy, a debased view of human sexuality, including a frivolous attitude toward perverse acts, graphic obscene images, benignly viewed drug use, about a half-dozen instances of profanity, relentless rough and crude language.

Rated: O, morally offensive; MPAA: R

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