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The New York Times Calls Sausage Party One of the Best Movies of the Year

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As you undoubtedly know by now, Seth Rogen’s animated movie Sausage Party follows the emotional religious journey of a little hot-dog boy and his bun honey as they discover their supermarket home is not, as they had believed, a waiting room to a blissful afterlife. The film is, however, still a comedy that contains a talking douche and a very goofy, extremely sloppy pansexual food orgy, but you wouldn’t know that from its grim description on the New York Times’ Best Movies of 2016 list. “This animated feature, with the voices of Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig, is a profoundly religious film that explores, with devastating rigor, a stark and scary existential predicament. What if you woke up one morning and found out that everything you had always believed in was a lie?,” writes A.O. Scott, who ranked the film his No. 8 for the year. “Not for kids, obviously.” It’s no Moonlight or Elle, but maybe, just maybe Sausage Party has what it takes to be a Golden Globe Best Drama wiener after all.

NY Times Puts Sausage Party on Best Film List