Release date:July 12, 2013
Starring:Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustin Silva
With his signature flair, maverick writer/director Sebastián Silva returns ("The Maid") to unearth the deadpan comedy that results from the arch rivalry between his ego-clashing characters, two American twenty-somethings traveling in Chile. Jamie (Cera) is a boorish, insensitive American, too focused on his goal at hand, who manages to create chaos at every turn while missing the true experience. Crystal Fairy (Hoffmann, in a breakout performance) is an eccentric, radical, free spirit who believes the journey is more important than the end result, and while she embraces everyone, she gets close to no one. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jaime invites Crystal Fairy to join him and three Chilean brothers on a road trip to experience a legendary, shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. When the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins, preconceived notions and judgments fall away, and the ragtag group finally breaks through to an authentic moment of truth.