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IFC Films Picks Up Michael Cera's 'Crystal Fairy'

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 4, 2013 3:58 PM
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While many deals at the Sundance Film Festival are written on napkins and closed by downing Sambuca shots in Park City, some movies require a little more negotiating to get contracts signed. And even though Michael Cera arrived in Utah with two movies -- the thriller "Magic Magic" and the comedy "Crystal Fairy," both directed by Sebastian Silva -- they are only now starting to find a home.

IFC Films has picked up the latter, an appropriate home for the drug fueled, Chilean-set comedy. The film follows the travails of Jamie (Cera) a boorish American on a quest to take a hit from the San Pedro cactus, a legendary hallucinogen. But his plans get somewhat sidelined when the free spirited Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffman) joins him on his journey. In our review of the film, we called it a comeback of sorts for the "Arrested Development" star, who brings "his ace comic timing to a slightly darker role" in way that makes his "talents feel completely fresh again."

No word yet on a release date, but we'd wager it'll be limited theatrical and VOD type release. [Deadline]

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  • DG | February 4, 2013 7:11 PMReply

    How come there was never any review for Magic Magic, on the Playlist or anywhere on Indiewire? Anyone here see it?

  • Travis | February 4, 2013 4:42 PMReply

    Very happy about this, although it'll be a tough film to market to a broader audience. I had a great conversation with Silva and Cera, and they both had a ton of passion for the film.

  • Zack | February 4, 2013 4:01 PMReply

    "Crystal fairy" sounds like a term a dockworker would use to insult Michael Cera.

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