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Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann
  • Directors: Sebastián Silva
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EP22PFC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,984 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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During a road trip through Chile, boorish American expatriate Jamie (Michael Cera) and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of unrivaled hallucinations. But during a night s drunken stupor Jamie invites free-spirited fellow American Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann) along on their psychedelic-driven journey, and before long Crystal s devil-may-care attitude gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for. A mix of the acerbic, the spaced out and the heartfelt (Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times), director Sebastián Silva s (The Maid) CRYSTAL FAIRY & THE MAGICAL CACTUS is a coming-of-age road movie experience unlike any other.


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Not my cup of tea.
kinofrad
The movie is supposed to be about acceptance, I think I read, like accepting people and some kind of togetherness type moral to the story.
Jason Harrington
Like the drug was the cause of and solution to all of his problems (to crib from Homer Simpson).
Mark Eremite

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Donovan on December 20, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This is a piercingly gentle tale of self-discovery and drugs. But it's not your typical drug movie - it's not wacky nor scary. It's not about the delights of drugs, nor the dangers.

The always-fascinating Michael Cera plays a self-absorbed, insensitive college kid named Jamie who is on a quest to try mescaline. He travels to Chile and plans a trip to find the necessary cactus with some friends. He ends up being joined by a hippie girl full of cosmic consciousness, and they have a passive-aggressive battle over control of the road trip.

This movie is utterly real, probably because it is mostly improvised. The small group of actors cobbled the story together in a week while living together in Chile, and then filmed it. It's based on a real experience and people that director Sebastian Silva knew. Gabby Hoffman, who plays Crystal, admits she was actually on mescaline when they filmed the drug trip scene.

I've known people like this. I've been people like this. This movie is so awkwardly authentic that I found myself laughing and wincing at the same time (Jamie's fascination with Huxley's "The Doors of Perception" is an especially nice touch - it's so stereotypical). The drug trip is realistic, and it illustrates the fact that psychoactive drugs can cause changes in you - but not the ones you may have been expecting. The changes tend to be much less spectacular and much more private than people think.

This is a movie about ego, perception, compassion, and realizing that the world is never quite like you want it to be.

If you've never been through this chapter in your life, you will likely find the movie boring, anti-climactic, and maybe even poorly acted. But if you can relate to what's going on, this is one of the best movies of it's kind. Hell, it's one of the only movies of it's kind.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rachael G. on September 15, 2013
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Although this movie may not leave you feeling inspired or awed, I certainly recommend it for a chill night in. It was funny, in an offbeat way, and was entirely based in realism. The characters are very well rounded and relatable. Michael Cera tends to be in outrageous movies, and we selected this thinking that it would be a psychedelic Superbad; I am pleased to say it is so much more. It is deep and honest and not at all cliche. Beyond the surface level, it is the story of a man overcoming his ego.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Kramer on January 2, 2014
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It's an amazing cinematic experience that's emotional and real. If you're open to the experience then it can take you on a journey worth taking.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jason McCausland on September 6, 2013
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Moving film. And funny. Cera plays his character very well. The chick playing Crystal Fairy is a hoot. I loved it. Hope to see more from this film maker. All his characters were extremely well captured. The writer can take a bow as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linzey Walker on January 31, 2014
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this is one of the most beautiful raw and organic films i've ever seen...

if you like travel...time travel...mind travel...heart travels... you will probably be into this.

psychedelic...reminds me a bit of ayuasca's effects

really moving.

cera's character emits great change.

the ocean scene while tripping is epic.

gaby hoffman is wicked rad, again.

was skeptical getting into it, but as the film closed, I was hypnotized by my screen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arnold on February 4, 2014
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Really enjoyed this film, it really hits on some wonderful points! Tradition rights of passage, check it out you might dig it!!!
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This movie was definitely good. It's a funny movie about relationships and self-discovery where you would expect to see Michael Cera in the role he played.
It felt somehow off-putting at times as normal human interactions often do. Things were not always clearly explained nor did the characters react with profound moments of revelation or resistance as typical narratives show.
This was definitely an indie film which caters to those of deeper sensibilities who enjoy having to think about the message and engage in a thoughtful discussion with a friend thereafter.
Irreverent, silly and appropriately awkward, it's definitely worth at least renting and giving a couple hours of your time to take this in.
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By Thomas J. Fitzpatrick on April 18, 2014
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Not nearly as interesting as the trailer suggested. Kind of a ho-hum, kids doing drugs movie until the end where the Crystal Fairy character reveals a horrific experience which seems to be all too common these days.
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