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Release Date: August 02, 2013

Starring: Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffman, Juan Andres Silva, Jose Miguel Silva, Agustin Silva, Sebastian Silva

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

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Content:

(RoRoRo, PaPaPa, LLL, VV, SSS, NNN, DDD, AA, MMM) Very strong Romantic worldview with very strong pagan undertones and drug abuse; at least 41 obscenities and profanities, plus vomiting; strong violence discussed when woman tells about being gang-raped and light violence when a group of Chileans surround and threaten a hippie woman for no apparent reason; graphic photos of perverse sexual activity involving a dominatrix are shown briefly but clearly; two extended scenes of graphic, full-frontal female nudity, though not in sexual situations, as hippie woman strips nonchalantly in front of the men with whom she’s traveling and later strips naked in the desert and wanders along a roadway while drugged; extensive casual use of alcohol by the main characters throughout; no smoking but discussion of past extensive drug use by characters as well as the central premise revolving around a group of travelers seeking a cactus that will induce a psychedelic drug trip if they drink its juice; and, very strong miscellaneous immorality includes rude behavior by the American male lead towards those around him in Chile, stealing a big cactus from a woman who didn’t want to give or sell it to them, mocking female character behind her back, hippie woman refers frequently to “bad karma” and believes that all things (including inanimate objects) have “spirits,” and woman performs a ritual over dead bird’s corpse she finds in desert.


Summary:

CRYSTAL FAIRY is the story of a twentysomething American man who travels to Chile to test the highly psychedelic effects of a rare cactus juice and the misadventures he undergoes when he meets a mysterious female hippie. CRYSTAL FAIRY is so slow and rambling that it’s pretty boring and contains extreme foul language, sex, nudity, and drug references.


Review:

CRYSTAL FAIRY is the story of an American male in his 20s who travels to Chile to test the highly psychedelic effects of consuming the juice of a rare cactus and the misadventures he experiences when he meets a mysterious female hippie. CRYSTAL FAIRY has a highly Romantic worldview underscored by highly Pagan undertones.
The very simple story, which feels almost improvised around a few essential scenes, centers on an American in his 20s named Jamie. Jamie travels to Chile to experiment with a cactus that’s supposed to have intense psychedelic effects on those who consume it. He hires three local men to help guide him through the country. They stumble across a female hippie who calls herself Crystal Fairy and forces herself into their quest. Her bizarre behavior at first leads the men to mock her, but they eventually start to worry about and ultimately care for her as she reveals dark secrets from her past.



CRYSTAL FAIRY has an original if immoral premise, but is told in such a slow and rambling style that it’s often boring. Its central character, Jamie, is a self-absorbed, amoral person who’s unsympathetic and hard to care about. Until she reveals dark secrets about her past, Crystal Fairy is even more annoying.
The near-complete lack of moral concerns by the movie’s characters makes CRYSTAL FAIRY unworthy of viewing by those who care about morality. At the same time, its lack of compelling storylines and sympathetic characters makes it unworthy viewing for others, with only Gaby Hoffman’s vivid performance as Crystal offering anything of artistic value. CRYSTAL FAIRY is so slow and rambling that it’s pretty boring and contains extreme foul language, sex, nudity, and drug references.


In Brief:

CRYSTAL FAIRY centers on an American in his 20s named Jamie. Jamie travels to Chile to experiment with a cactus juice that’s supposed to have intense psychedelic effects on those who consume it. He hires three local men to help guide him through the country. They stumble across a female hippie, who calls herself Crystal Fairy and forces herself into their quest. Her bizarre behavior at first leads the men to mock her. However they eventually start to worry about and ultimately care for Crystal as she reveals dark secrets from her past.



CRYSTAL FAIRY has an original if immoral story, but it’s told in such a slow, rambling style that it’s often boring. The central character, Jamie, is a self-absorbed, amoral, unsympathetic person. Until she reveals dark secrets about her past, Crystal Fairy is even more annoying. The near-complete lack of moral concerns by the movie’s characters makes CRYSTAL FAIRY unworthy viewing. Add to that excessive foul language, lewd content, nudity, and drug references. Only Gaby Hoffman’s vivid performance as the title character offers anything of value in CRYSTAL FAIRY.