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Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)

Crystal Fairy y el cactus mágico (original title)
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.

Director:

Sebastián Silva
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cera ... Jamie
Gaby Hoffmann ... Crystal Fairy
Juan Andrés Silva Juan Andrés Silva ... Champa
Agustín Silva ... Pilo
José Miguel Silva José Miguel Silva ... Lel
Sebastián Silva ... Lobo
Manuela Baldovino Manuela Baldovino ... The Girl Who is Hi on Life
Gepe Gepe ... Gepe (as Daniel Riveros)
Gracia Ariztia Gracia Ariztia ... The Other Crazy Dancing Girl
Esteban Carreño Esteban Carreño ... Botota
Juan Carlos Lara II Juan Carlos Lara II ... Hanna (as Juan Lara)
Gary Boyd Gary Boyd ... Highway Restaurant Man
Marinés Muñoz Marinés Muñoz ... Copiapo Hostel Owner
Nancy Castillo Nancy Castillo ... Grocery Store Saleslady
Margarita Maria Nicolich 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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Trivia

Michael Cera lived with the Silva family in Chile for several months to prepare for his role. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Bongo bong
Composer: Manu Chao
Artist: Manu Chao
Publishing: Universal Music Pub.
Master: EMI
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Bored shitless
16 December 2013 | by DjTrikksterSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

IFC [United States]

Country:

Chile

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 April 2014 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Crystal Fairy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,052, 14 July 2013

Gross USA:

$202,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$223,821
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Diroriro, Fabula See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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