Cool trailer: Michael Cera stars in 'Crystal Fairy'

05:00 AM, Jun 21, 2013

Gaby Hoffmann and Mchael Cera star in 'Crystal Fairy.' IFC Films/


Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

Michael Cera certainly hasn’t been slacking lately, with Arrested Development, This Is the End and his JASH short films on our pop-culture radar.

I’m particularly fond of Cera right now because he’s experimenting with a variety of projects, whether they have mainstream appeal or not. Case in point: the indie Crystal Fairy, in which Cera’s character enjoys drug-fueled experiences in Chile.

Written and directed by Sebastian Silva (The Maid), Fairy also stars Gaby Hoffmann as the free-spirited title character. Hoffmann’s performance was praised by several critics when the film screened at Sundance, and I’m happy to see her again after her all-too-brief guest stint on Louie last year.

The movie, also known as Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, opens July 12. See a trailer below or on iTunes. (Choice line: “This is the perfect thing in my life right now, to do mescaline …”)