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.
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
If I had Jamie in my group of friends - I would of repeatedly kicked his balls, tied him up or just shot him. His ignorance and impatience wound me up. Crystal fairy is a Marmite kind of girl - you either hate her or love her, but in her own way she is fun.
Anyway, the film itself is slow and boring. It could be that you just want to see the gang get wasted, but the build up to it was just plain boring.
I can't tell you what happened at the end as I fell asleep, and for some people saying that it is like a modern age Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas need their heads checking. This is nowhere near the classic drug journey FALILV shows.
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