Magic Magic, film review: Another fraught yarn from Sebastián Silva

(15) Sebastián Silva, 97 mins Starring: Juno Temple, Michael Cera, Emily Browning

Geoffrey Macnab
Thursday 17 April 2014 23:12
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Following his recently released road movie Crystal Fairy, this is another fraught yarn about a holiday gone wrong in Chile from Sebastián Silva.

Alicia (Juno Temple) is a young American who begins to behave erratically, as if possessed, while staying in a remote part of southern Chile.

Given the obnoxiousness of her companions (in particular Michael Cera) she can't be blamed for being very ill at ease.

Magic Magic is skewered on the horns of a dilemma, uncertain whether it's a horror film or a psychological drama – and it doesn't work especially well as either.

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