The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
Why?Everything about it is likable: the characters, the setting, the shots, the clothes, the lack of clothes...
The quiet lull and Chilean landscape of Sebastian Silva's Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus are an inviting combination. This little movie, made in three weeks in the coastal South American country, is a road trip tale about drugs and acceptance, confidence and compassion. It won't thrill you or take you on a psychedelic roller...Read Full Story
Sebastian Silva's other Michael Cera-led film Crystal Fairy (the other is horror flick Magic Magic) is a comedic tale about an American expat who travels through Chile with three Chilean brothers in search of the prized hallucinogenic San Pedro cactus. Things get turned upside down, however, after one hazy drunken-filled night when Jaime invites off-beat wild child Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann) to hit the road with them. From there, it's a drug-induced haze packed with half-naked beach...Read Full Story
A zine about Gaby Hoffmann, with news, pictures, and articles.