- Inanimate objects come alive when people are not around
- Stoner flick
- Diverse group of ordinary characters some of whom don't get along defeat an overwhelming enemy by working together
- Woody Allen film of the era of obvious jokes combined with a lighthearted exploration of deep existential issues, eg, "Love and Death"
It could have been a mere pile of cliches and vulgar teen boy humor but it works remarkably well (as long as you are not a stuffy old fart repelled by the crude language and sex jokes).
The setting is a supermarket, where the products have been led to believe that the gods who come to the store will select them and take them to the Great Beyond of eternal happiness, where the sausages can finally slip into the buns... you get the idea. This blissful existence is threatened when a jar of honey mustard is returned to the store and begins to rave about the horrors that actually await the groceries when the gods get them home.
The script is full of puns and arch references. The sauerkraut sings about exterminating the juice. The villain product, a douche of course, threatens to send the Mexican foods back across the border.
The ticket seller warned us that the film is "really R" and it really is; if the characters were not animated, it might not have even gotten an R. The language is explicit, and hilarious.
Go see it.