Crystal Fairy Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Crystal Fairy

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact sexual images.

  • The pitch:

    Road tripping.

  • Starring:

    Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffman, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva, Sebastián Silva

  • Directed by:

    Sebastián Silva

  • Running time:

    99 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People squabble; hair-pulling, arguing. Stealing. Gang rape discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Photos of people wearing bondage gear, having sex. Fully nude female. Penis (photograph). Prostitution, sex acts, dominatrix, dildos mentioned. Sexual innuendo. Erotic drawings. Men in swimwear, underwear. Skimpy clothing. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People drink mescaline (San Pedro cactus juice), share a marijuana joint. Cocaine-sorting, snorting cocaine. Drug-induced behaviour, hallucinations. Doing blow, smoking weed, psychoactive trip, taking pills, ecstasy mentioned. Alcohol (beer, spirits), intoxication. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling, mocking, belittling. Religious references and exclamation. Gender, cultural, nationality stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Chile, road trips, The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, phenomenology, spirituality, judgement, radicalism, crystals, meditation, drugs, obnoxiousness, camping, honesty, personality, Americans abroad, friends.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dogs, crab, pelicans, seagulls, dead rabbit, hanging fish. Full moon, campfire. Toilet, faeces, urination. Fears discussed. Spanish (mostly subtitled). Also known as Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Insightful, drug-hazed, low-key, goofy, shaggy, beautiful, light, sincere, funny, ambling, low-budget, slight, unpolished, fascinating, strangely compelling. Brave performances, interesting characters, oddball touches, improvised dialogue, surprising ending, assured direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Trifling, irritating, rambling, slim, forgettable, sloppy. Thin plot, gratuitous nudity, clichéd characters.

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