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Sausage Party

Director: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Cast: Michael Cera, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Anders Holm, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig

The shelves in the Shopwell's supermarket are filled with anthropomorphic grocery items, who all believe that a customer's shopping cart offers a passage to the Great Beyond. A returned and traumatised jar of honey mustard attempts to convince everyone that the truth is way more horrific. This adult animation takes its inspiration from Pixar movies like Toy Story and Cars, but it actually has more in common with the likes of Storks and The Boss Baby, where the entire premise was so stupid and ill-conceived that they lost me within minutes. Like previous comedies written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (for example, Pineapple Express and The Interview), this one relies on a continuous stream of sex and drug references and obscenities for laughs. I didn't laugh once.