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Crystal Fairy y el cactus mágico (2013)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jamie
... Crystal Fairy
Juan Andrés Silva ... Champa
... Pilo
José Miguel Silva ... Lel
... 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)


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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Release Date:

24 April 2014 (Chile)  »

Also Known As:

Crystal Fairy  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,052, 14 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$190,704, 6 September 2013
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Most of the dialogue was improvised by the actors or fed to them by the director just before a take. See more »


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


Composer: Ebert/Letts/Noseworthy
Artist: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Publishing: Warner Chappell
Master: Vagrant Records
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Mucho Bueno
8 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watch so many movies they're just a forgetful blur. Same boring ass plots over and over and over. There's only like five stories to tell. And then there's the rare movie like this one that thankfully falls in the "Other" category. I must like it a lot because it has a persistent memory.

To be honest, I saw a lot of my much younger self in Cera's character. Elitist, hardcore traveler convinced he has a better grasp on sniffing out adventure than most. And how to maximize the experience once revealed by experiencing what you are experiencing -- like a double track recording. And the annoyance of being stuck with silly people who managed to worm their way into your adventure making it less wonderful than it could have been. Their bad manners and immaturity defile the sanctity of the quest. They take snapshots of each other.

There are no do overs in adventure.

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