“Sausage Party” is one of the funniest offerings in the cinemas today. If you loved the “Toy Story” series and “The Secret Life of Pets” and are over 18, this is something you will appreciate because it offers a glimpse of the secret lives of food.
We already know what toys feel when their owners grow up and what our furry friends are up to the second we leave home. Isn’t it about time to discover what our food really feels and thinks about us?
Here are 7 things you should know about the movie:
7 Things You Need to Know About “Sausage Party”
7. No movie without Brenda’s vertical mouth
You might be be taken aback the first time you see Brenda the bun (voiced by Kristen Wiig) because of her vertical mouth but did you know that it was one of the main reasons why the movie saw the light of day?
The producers were working on a bunch of character designs created by Craig Kellman and when they saw the one that had the unique mouth, they were hooked.
Producer Megan Ellison even said that she’s not making the movie unless they stick to the vertical mouth design.
6. Brenda the bun had to be rewritten after Wiig’s initial performance
Kristen Wiig’s cheesy jokes during the initial recording made the producers realize that they have to rewrite the character. They decided that Brenda is the jokester; someone who thinks she’s funnier than she actually is.
5. Edward Norton REFUSED to let anyone else play Sammy
Edward Norton called dibs on the Sammy the bagel character. He was one of the first people told of the project and instantly wanted the role. He wanted it so much he refused to let anyone be cast in the part.
4. Norton moonlighted as casting director
Norton somehow played casting director in the movie by bringing in Salma Hayek, who voiced Teresa the taco. Evan Goldberg and some of the producers didn’t know who she was (HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?) but were instantly impressed by her performance.
“She went as hard as anyone else in the role,” the producer said.
3. The first try wasn’t successful for Nick Kroll
Nick Kroll, who voiced Douche, had to work on his character twice because the director thought his initial performance “didn’t really work,” and that it felt like it was from a different movie.
Kroll originally used a Shakespearan fop accent.
He agreed to redo the role and came back for a killer four-hour session recording the entire script.
Trivia: this is the third time he played a character that’s named ‘Douche.’ He played Douche in 2010’s “Held Up” and “Parks and Recreation” from 2011 to 2015.
2. Alan Menken created the film score
Anyone who grew up watching Disney classics should know who Menken is.
For those who don’t, he’s just the genius composer behind the films we’ve all grown to love like “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Tangled.”
1. “Sausage Party” is unprecedented
This is the world’s first R-rated CG animated comedy.
Backed by some of the funniest people in Hollywood, the film is a product of almost a decade of work. Its inception began in 2008 and lots of effort were put in to ensure the film comes out great; it has to look and feel like the animated movies we’ve all grown to love.
Producer, writer, and star Seth Rogen says this about the movie:
“It’s a very bizarre take on a hero’s journey. We could do a movie with these incredible structural ideas and at the same time, a lot of insane stuff happens.”
Bizarre and insane are two of the perfect words to describe this film. It’s hilarious, subversive at times, but very smart. If you look and listen closely, you’d realize that “Sausage Party” actually has something meaningful to say.