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Crystal Fairy

2013 ▪ Comedy ▪ 100 Minutes

Directed by Sebastián Silva. Starring Michael Cera, Gabby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, and Agustín Silva.

A guy whose life is an endless party is suddenly confronted with his adulthood under unexpected circumstances in this independent comedy. Jamie (Michael Cera) is a footloose American traveling through Chile who devotes his waking hours to getting wasted on whatever plant or powder crosses his path. Jamie and his friend Champa (Juan Andres Silva) are on the road with Champa's brothers in tow (Jose Miguel Silva and Agustin Silva) when they decide to hit the desert of Atacama, which is home to a fabled variety of hallucinogenic cactus. En route, Jamie encounters Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann), a fellow American fascinated with New Age philosophies and neo-hippie lifestyles. Jamie impulsively asks Crystal to join him for the trip to Atacama, but it doesn't take long for her to get on his nerves, and the new insights he experiences while tripping on the cactus products only help so much. Writer and director Sebastian Silva (whose siblings play Champa and his brothers) based Crystal Fairy (aka Crystal Fairy and the Magic Cactus) on events from his own reckless youth; the film received its North American premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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by dbcrawfd
on 4/20/14

Crystal Fairy is a name assigned to the main character. She is a whimsical and engaging character with baggage. That gives her a some pathos, but makes her ever so human.

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