Pause for kids 17 & under
Offbeat, well-acted dramedy about search for hallucinogen.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Crystal Fairy is an offbeat dramedy about men and women whose weaknesses are revealed, often harshly, during a camping trip laced with mescaline. It's a fascinating -- albeit mature -- study of human behavior and group dynamics. Expect nudity (full frontal for women, back view for the men), some swearing ("s--t," "a--hole," etc.) and plenty of scenes with characters indulging in all sorts of substances, including cocaine. Indie fave Michael Cera stars.
Families can talk about what type of movie Crystal Fairy is. Is it a road film, or some other offshoot? Does the film twist that subgenre into something else entirely?
How does the movie depict substance use/abuse? Is it glamorized? Are there realistic consequences?
Why do you think Jamie and Crystal Fairy collide? Are they very different, or perhaps too much alike in ways they don't want to be?
Is Jamie a bully? If yes, why? If not, why not? Does he exemplify a type of tourist who repels locals?