5.0/10
8,609
102 user 88 critic

Magic Magic (2013)

Trailer
1:58 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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

Director:

Sebastián Silva
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Sebastián Silva
Stars: Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva
Plush (2013)
Drama | Music | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet
Jack & Diane (2012)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Diane's feelings for Jack -- the girl she met over the summer -- begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways when she learns that her friend will soon be moving away.

Director: Bradley Rust Gray
Stars: Riley Keough, Juno Temple, Kylie Minogue
Nasty Baby (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario.

Director: Sebastián Silva
Stars: Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Cera ... Brink
Juno Temple ... Alicia
Emily Browning ... Sara
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Bárbara
Agustín Silva ... Agustín
Luis Dubó Luis Dubó ... Bernardo
Roxana Naranjo Roxana Naranjo ... Melda
Lorenza Aillapán Lorenza Aillapán ... Machi
John Carlos Huenchunao John Carlos Huenchunao ... Héctor
Rayén Aliquintuy Rayén Aliquintuy ... Laurita
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Journey to the deepest reaches of your darkest fears.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Chile | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 August 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Magic Magic See more »

Filming Locations:

Chile See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sebastián Silva and Michael Cera made Crystal Fairy y el cactus mágico (2013) while waiting for Magic Magic to get financed. 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.
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Perfect Blue (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Loneliness ends with love
Written by Al Lerner
Performed by Al Lerner Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not perfect, but an unusual and very interesting film
28 May 2014 | by ArgemalucoSee 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.


19 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 102 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed