Crystal Fairy is about a group of twenty-somethings traveling in Chile in search of a legendary drug. The leader of the group invites a strange woman along for the trip and the adventure begins.
The strange woman is Crystal Fairy, and the group leader is Jamie, played by Michael Cera. Jamie is a bit of a jerk. He’s insensitive and only cares about how good the trip will be for him, and not his friends. One night, in a drunken stupor, he invites a woman he’s just met along for the trip to take some trippy drugs. His friends aren’t happy about this, but they end up liking her. Maybe even liking her more than they like him.
Cause he’s a bit of a jerk.
Then Jamie starts butting heads with Crystal Fairy. She’s a free spirit, and she seems to fit in just fine in Chile (where the film takes place). At some point they all take the drugs and maybe grow to understand one another.
Crystal Fairy comes from writer/director Sebastian Silva, who’s a pretty young guy with quite a few films to his credit thus far. Nothing big yet, but he’s been doing the Sundance and film festival circuit for a few years now, and he seems to be good at it.
Crystal Fairy Trailer
Crystal Fairy Release Date
July 12, 2013.
Who’s In It?
Michael Cera . . . Jamie
What’s Good About It?
Gaby Hoffman plays Crystal Fairy. She also played Kevin Costner’s daughter in Field of Dreams. Clearly, this film will be magical and make me cry every time I think about it.
What’s Bad About It?
I’m most curious how Gaby Hoffman and Michael Cera will handle the screen in Crystal Fairy. Cera isn’t half bad, but this is a pretty serious role, and I’m used to seeing him playing more comedic, awkward kid roles. Which he excels at.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t anticipate a big box office for Crystal Fairy, but I think there’s a chance the film will do well enough critically and get some nice low level box office success to help Silva make a few more films. I’m not exactly sold on the film being a hit though, and I think it’ll struggle to be a real cult classic.