IN the grand tradition of “Toy Story,” “Sausage Party” imagines the lives of the foodstuffs in the local supermarket aisle. But the foodstuffs aren’t just anthropomorphize, they sexuality, lust, ethnicities and even religion.
Frank (Seth Rogen), a non-descript hot dog, waits somewhat impatiently with his fellow mates to be selected by the gods (humans) to be taken to a paradise in The Great Beyond (purchased). Everyone in the store knows something good is out there waiting. For Frank, it’s all about paradise and the chance to match with his soul mate Brenda (Kristen Wiig), a sexy hotdog bun with Barbie legs and a desire equal to Frank’s. They’re waiting for the gods to choose them before they act on anything.
Things go awry when they are chosen. A jar of Honey Mustard ( Danny McBride) that was returned to the store by a customer is so traumatized by what he’s seen “out there” that he jumps out of the cart to his death. A few follow him out of their packages to try to save him and get tossed from the cart, including Brenda, Frank, Sammy Bagel Jr. ( Edward Norton), Lavash ( David Krumholtz) and a Douche ( Nick Kroll). And that group goes off exploring. Those that made it to The Great Beyond, including Frank’s hot dog buddy Barry ( Michael Cera), experience the horrors of dinner time.