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Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
"Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012" (original title)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Crystal Fairy
Juan Andrés Silva ...
Champa
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Pilo
José Miguel Silva ...
Lel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariana Nicolich Aristich ...
Gypsy
Gracia Ariztia ...
The other crazy dancing girl
Manuela Baldovino ...
The girl who is hi on life
Gary Boyd ...
Highway Restaurant Man
Natalie California California ...
Gypsy
Esteban Carreño ...
Botota
Nancy Castillo ...
Grocery Store Saleslady
Maria Eugênia Cortez ...
Lady at Cactus House 2
Garciela Gonzalez Cruz ...
Mrs. Pachita
Gepe ...
Gepe (as Daniel Riveros)
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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 Production

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24 April 2014 (Chile)  »

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$25,052 (USA) (12 July 2013)

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$190,704 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Gaby Hoffmann read 2012 Doomsday literature to inform her character. See more »

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Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

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hazy road trip
3 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Jamie (Michael Cera) is an American traveling in Chile. At a drug filled party with his friend Champa, he meets a spirited Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann). Jamie and Champa go on a road trip with 2 friends to take mescaline from the San Pedro cactus. They find Crystal trying to pay some women with 2 drawings of fairies. Crystal is a real hippie. Champa takes her on the trip. Jamie would rather leave her behind while he obsessively searches for the new high.

Jamie is selfish and a little bit annoying. Crystal is a flighty hippie. The two actors are likable personalities which keeps the unlikeability of the characters to a minimal. This is a hazy unstructured road trip hell bent on getting a specific high. Jamie is an obsessive character. It's interesting to see Michael Cera in this role. The story is a bit light weight until the serious ending.


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