IFC Films Picks Up Michael Cera’s ‘Crystal Fairy’

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

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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Comments

DG

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

Travis

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

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

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