(2016) (voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Animated Comedy: Sentient foods and other supermarket items learn the terrible truth about what happens to them when they are purchased from the shelves of their supermarket.
- In a world where foods and supermarket products are sentient, each day at the supermarket begins with the various groceries hopeful that the "Gods" (the store's human customers) will "pick" (i.e. buy) them off the store's shelves and take them to the Great Beyond (whatever lies beyond the market's sliding glass doors). But when a Honey Mustard (voice of DANNY McBRIDE) is returned to the store, he comes back frightened at the horrors he saw. The other foods don't believe him. So, when he is selected a second time, he purposefully flings himself out of the grocery cart and shatters on the floor below.
The "suicide" causes a chain reaction that results in numerous products falling out of the patron's cart, including Frank (voice of SETH ROGEN) the hot dog; his girlfriend, Brenda (voice of KRISTEN WIIG), the hot dog bun; Sammy the bagel (voice of EDWARD NORTON); and Lavash the Jewish flatbread (voice of DAVID KRUMHOLTZ). Others are more "lucky" and make it to the cashier and into the Beyond, including hot dogs Carl (voice of JONAH HILL) and Barry (voice of MICHAEL CERA).
But Barry soon comes to learn the truth that a holocaust awaits all who are bought and taken back to the Gods' homes for consumption. He narrowly escapes and winds up in the house of a Druggie (voice of JAMES FRANCO) who may hold the key to getting the humans and the groceries to battle on an even playing field. Meanwhile, Frank has drawn the ire of the Douche (voice of NICK KROLL) and also learned the awful truth of life and death from Firewater, a mythic Native American product (voice of BILL HADER) and vows to wake up all of the other grocery-store items.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Yes. This is an animated comedy that looks like many other animated comedies from Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, etc. But this about as hard an R as film gets.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For strong, crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use.
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