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Crystal Fairy

5.81 h 34 min201313+
Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twenty something 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 - to come along.
Sebastián Silva
Michael CeraGaby Hoffmann
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4.2 out of 5 stars

15 global ratings

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  2. 27% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
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sandyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 September 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Enjoyed it
citychicReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
excellent indie film
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loved it
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
One Star
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Not a great film but delivery was good
Deftones424Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
pritty good
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Its the sort of film you only really get or enjoy if you've done drugs or have been around them, I still quite enjoyed it and its a feel good movie more than a comedy I think
Celtic CymroReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 August 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, intelligent, gentle portrayal of youthful freedom.
I suppose you need to have experienced hallucinogenics to fully appreciate this movie. But still, some reviewers on here seem to have missed the point - and have failed to appreciate the this work of art for what it is. A great and simple, carefree film which is true to the human spirit and youthful freedom, with no maniacs or dark turns waiting in the wings, just a group of friends out to have a good time tripping on boiled cactus juice. There's nice, earthy dialogue with a nice ad-lib feel to it, hand-held camera work and realistic acting, adding to the sincerity and authenticity. Nice - gentle too - friction between the guy who likes to be in control - though far from being an alpha male - and the 'newcomer' who has ideas of her own. Genius contrasting roles between the two of them, and sweet, likeable, non-offensive characters all-round whom we all know from our daily lives. It's great to see a non-pretentious portrayal of genuine human beings - a group of young friends with no bad intentions. Brilliant realistic portrayals of tripped out experiences, from head***s and guilt trips, paranoias, getting lost, following your carefree paths, losing all inhibitions. Crystal Fairy finding the shells is just so true to life, and if you have tripped out on hallucinogenics, then this kind of thing is just a perfect portrayal of what it's like. Yes, there are laugh-out loud moments here, but maybe only if you have experienced such things. Slow-burning it may be, but relax, chill out, enjoy. It's just a story of a few friends tripping on a beach.
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BeckyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 August 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
half n half
If you understand the end of this film its quite touching but I was expecting a load of people getting high & tripping but it wasnt anything like that. 3/5 for me.
O.LReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 March 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
A sweet and genuine road trip movie
Michael Cera subverts type by playing an obnoxious American drug tourist traveling across Chile with a group of locals to try and find a fabled psychotropic cactus, who inadvertently invites the new age mystic 'crystal fairy' to join them while high at a party. These two Americans, both obnoxious in their own way, learn something important on the trip (but not in as cliched a way as that sounds).

This film's improvised production shows in the wearying second act, where Cera's whiny character starts to grate the viewer (and the other characters) but this is necessary to make the ending so effective. I was incredibly surprised at how emotionally resonant and moving the ending managed to be. This is an unusual film, whose slow tone and loose improvised feel will not be for everyone. But I found it to be funny and honest, with great performances and a realistic portrayal of drug use that was refreshing as a viewer.

If you like other low budget improv style comedy-dramas, give this a try.
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