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Magic Magic (2013)

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A naive young tourist's road trip across Chile with friends turns into a waking nightmare.

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Alicia arrives in South America to vacation with her cousin, Sara. When Sarah is suddenly called away, Alicia is stuck on a remote island off Chile with three of Sara's friends, including Brink, an American exchange student with a sadistic streak. Bewildered, frightened, and unable to sleep, Alicia's reality becomes a nightmare from which there is no waking. Ancient indigenous rites, disturbing animal behavior, and captivating hypnotic trances come together in an intense exploration into the darkest corners . . . when the games go too far, reality unravels with astonishing and deadly consequences. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Journey to the deepest reaches of your darkest fears.

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Michael Cera was learning Spanish for this and other Sebastián Silva film Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013). See more »

Quotes

Brink: The next time you want your pussy eaten out, you can just ask me! I like pussy!
Alicia: What the fuck?
Brink: Shut up! You want them to know? Really?
Alicia: What are you talking about?
Brink: Shut up! You came into my room and you rubbed your pussy in my face. Who told you to? Why did you do that?
Alicia: Get away from me! Sara!
Sara: Hey, baby!
Alicia: This freak grabbed me! He told me I rubbed my pussy in his face!
Brink: She did! She did!
Sara: Whatever! She didn't, man.
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References Perfect Blue (1997) See more »

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Etude in E Major Op.10
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Marcelo Cesena
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Not perfect, but an unusual and very interesting film
28 May 2014 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Magic Magic is about a North American young woman who travels to Chile to spend some days with her cousin and her friends; however, what should have been a pleasant stay in the field becomes a constant source of anguish and desperation. What is that anguish due to? Are they hunted by a maniac murderer? Or a monster? Or might it be a supernatural presence? None of that. The anguish and desperation are due to the fact that the main character's hosts are stupid and absolutely hateful people, determined to take the worst possible decisions in order to alienate the newcomer, and make the cultural crash she experiences during her first trip outside the United States as difficult as possible. Even though that might sound like my experience with this movie was negative, the truth is quite the opposite, because I found Magic Magic an unusual and very interesting film. The performances are excellent, and director Sebastián Silva shows a solid dominion over the emotional aspect. The growing discomfort I suffered during this film is achieved with subtle details and an omnipresent oppression which is difficult to describe, and even more difficult to achieve. The actors make a perfect work in their roles, specially Juno Temple; I think that her performances in here and in Killer Joe prove the fact that she's one of the best contemporary actresses. In conclusion, Magic Magic disgusted me from the beginning to the end; but I don't say that as something negative, but as something which proves the talent from Silva and the cast to intentionally evoke emotions like that, something which is achieved with a relentless precision. This is obviously a difficult film to recommend, but I truly appreciate the fact that it provoked sensations on me I'm not accustomed to experience while watching a film.


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