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)


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


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


    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.


    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.


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

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