CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGICAL CACTUS: THE DVD REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

REVIEW BY JK

The first time I saw the trailer for this film, CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGICAL CACTUS, I was squealing with excitement. It looked fun and like just a random holiday video of crazy kids getting into crazy situations and taking nothing too serious. It managed to do just that. With special thanks to our friends at Anchor Bay we have three copies of this on DVD to giveaway.  CRYSTAL FAIRY……… is out now on DVD, is rated R18+, so you must be over 18 years old to enter the competition and watch the film, and runs for 94mins. Suss my review and enter below to win your own copy.

 

Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva, Crystal Fairy, Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Sebastián Silva, Crystal Hairy
CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGICAL CACTUS: THE SALTY POPCORN REVIEW – MOVIE POSTER

 

REVIEW BY JK

CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGICAL CACTUS is written and directed by Sebastián Silva (Magic Magic, The Maid) and is a take on his actual journey backpacking through Chile. He really did meet “Crystal Fairy” on his journeys. It is arrogant youth travelling through the countryside trying to get high and experience the joys of no responsibility in life while letting loose. For that it could be fun and an experience I would love to have.

The lead character, is most of the times hysterical in film. I thoroughly enjoy him on film and he was one of the reasons I was attracted to this film, but his character is so annoying and frustrating and self centred I just wanted to punch him in the throat. He is boorish and selfish and basically, a true arrogant asshole, and this is where the film turned for me. He was so annoying I just did not want him to talk. Yes, it was his character, and he did it justice, but when you do not want the lead character in the film to talk you end up in trouble.

 

Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva, Crystal Fairy, Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Sebastián Silva, Crystal Hairy
CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGICAL CACTUS: THE SALTY POPCORN REVIEW – MICHAEL CERA HUGGING THE CACTUS

 

The Chilean mates in the film are harmless support but you hardly even notice them, they are just the travelling partners. Then there is Gaby Hoffman as Crystal Fairy, she owns this film – I loved her onscreen, ok, excluding her huge hairy armpits and vagina getting a lot of screen time. But she is remarkable in this performance, she is trippy and out there and basically feminist insane and is treated like shit by Jamie (Cera). Like most things she takes it in her stride of worldly experience but she was the only thing that kept me interested in this film.

The making of this film was more enjoyable to read about than the film itself. Apparently a huge amount of fun was had with Cera actually living with Silva in Chile for a few months, most of the lines being adlibbed and no doubt, they really did get fucked up on cactus.

 

Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva, Crystal Fairy, Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Sebastián Silva, Crystal Hairy
CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGICAL CACTUS: THE SALTY POPCORN REVIEW – ABY HOFFMAN IS CRYSTAL FAIRY ROLLING IN SHELLS

 

The film itself lacked direction and was instead randomly spontaneous in its creation as it was in its dialogue. Considering it was basically made on the fly with a general plot in mind the film is quite passable. But Cera was too annoying for me and the film’s purpose was pretty much nonexistent and silly. The film is no Fear and Loathing for South American Cactus and is instead a travel journal video from an annoying arrogant American twenty something. This will appeal to a lot of people though, as it does contain a lot of humour, just get past Cera and you will be fine 🙂

 

2 Pops

 

With special thanks to  you can win one of 3x copies. To win one of the 3x copies of the DVD of CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGICAL CACTUS you need to either like and share this post on Facebook or retweet/ favourite it on Twitter, you then need to leave a comment below stating the answer to the following question:

What is your favourite drug movie and why?  I have to pipe in here – HANDS DOWN MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE DRUG FILM IS REQUIEM FOR A DREAM – SUPERB. Close second is The Basketball Diaries.

If you do not have Facebook and Twitter then get with the times old timer haha – You can still enter, leave your entry below and email me at jkdigitaldesigns@gmail.com telling me you don’t have social media 

Prizes will no longer be awarded to first in first served. It will now be a game of skill and selected purely on the thoughts of the judges, said judges being the Salty Kernels.

The prizes will be sent in the next week. Good luck! Oh, and minor housekeeping – huge apologies for overseas readers, this competition is only available to Australian residents.