Crystal Fairy

98 min minutes

Seems like it’s been years—Superbad, maybe?—since we’ve seen Michael Cera in a movie with a truly dirty sense of humor. And we’ve never seen the Cera we meet in Crystal Fairy: In this Chilean comedy, Cera plays an asshole American tourist who’s in it for the South American drugs and not much else (he can’t even be bothered to learn Spanish). He picks up a dirty hippie American who calls herself Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffman, brilliantly putting the manic pixie dream girl trope under harsh lights and letting the imperfections hang out) and the two head out on a quest to try some hallucinogenic cactus. This is uncomfortable Ugly American comedy at its sharpest. (PAUL CONSTANT)

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Film Credits
Sebastián Silva
SIFF 2013