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Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012 (2013)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 24 April 2014 (Chile)
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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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Juan Andrés Silva ...
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José Miguel Silva ...
Lel
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Lobo
Manuela Baldovino ...
The Girl Who is Hi on Life
Gepe ...
Gepe (as Daniel Riveros)
Gracia Ariztia ...
The Other Crazy Dancing Girl
Esteban Carreño ...
Botota
Juan Carlos Lara II ...
Hanna (as Juan Lara)
Gary Boyd ...
Highway Restaurant Man
Marinés Muñoz ...
Copiapo Hostel Owner
Nancy Castillo ...
Grocery Store Saleslady
Margarita Maria Nicolich ...
Gypsy (as Margarita Maria Nicolich Nicolich)
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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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$25,052 (USA) (14 July 2013)

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$190,704 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Michael Cera lived with the Silva family in Chile for several months to prepare for his role. See more »

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

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Composer: Sebastián Silva
Artist: Sebastián Silva
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Whoever rated this movie less than 5, even 6, didn't get the point and the spirit of the movie.
16 May 2014 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

This is my opinion. I think this movie is incredibly deep but in a light kind of way, in a way that the viewer learns from it what applies and relevant for him. I think it's honest, a rare thing in movies these days. No clichés, no bullshit. I think it makes you think, makes you feel. It makes you connect with the characters, almost as if you are traveling with them. And what I liked most about this movie is the "twist", when who you think is the main character turns out to be just the scenery for the real deal.

I recommend this a lot to people who are done with the Hollywood industry, who are looking for something real and worth watching, and especially to people who are about to travel, especially to travel alone. I think in some way you will learn a lot.


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