As Jamie travels in Chile, he invites an eccentric woman to join his group's quest to score a fabled hallucinogen, a move that finds him at odds with his new companion, until they drink the magic brew on a beach at the edge of the desert.
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Jamie (Cera) is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman -- a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy (Hoffmann) -- to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins. Written by
Review: I actually enjoyed this movie because I have been in a simian type of environment before. The whole movie has a kind of independent look to it which really suits the films tone. The characters were a great choice, especially the weird and wonderful Crystal Fairy who was really in her own world. I liked the fact that there was a whole meaning to the film and that all of the characters were on there own mission. It's not very often that you find movies that don't have that much dialogue, but the meaning and feel to what the director is trying to portray, really flows out with the actions of each character. For a film that isn't a bit blockbuster, it's worth a watch but if your expecting explosions and CGI then this is not the movie for you. Enjoyable!
Round-Up: We are really beginning to see a different side to Michael Cera, who usually plays the crystal clean characters that can't do no wrong. I think that he was getting fed up with getting type casted. It's amazing to think that the the girl that plays Crystal Fairy is actually the kid out of Field Of Dreams & Uncle Buck. Anyway, she played a very convincing part in this film and it cracked me up when they called her Crystal Hairy.
I recommend this movie to people who are into there road movies about a group of teenagers tripping out on Cactus juice. 5/10
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