|starring||Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno|
SynopsisWhile vacationing with a friend in the spectacular Chilean lake district, young American traveler Alicia (Temple) begins seeing disturbing images visible only to her. Her best friend Sarah (Browning) suddenly returns to Santiago, leaving Alicia in an unfamiliar country surrounded by strangers (Cera and Sandino Moreno). More and more she unravels, seeing darker visions and hearing chilling noises that send her running into the woods. In this disturbing landscape, she experiences crushing terror and knows that she must escape. A destabilizing, psychological thriller recalling the best works in the genre, this film entices viewers into a world they won't be able to forget.
As the lead actress in Magic Magic, Juno Temple brings the same wet-eyed vulnerability she displayed as the trailer trash daughter in the recent, excellent Killer Joe. This 2013 Sundance entry from Sebastian Silva––about a young woman experiencing a schizophrenic episode while on a Brazilian vacation with strangers––is anchored by Temple’s increasingly paranoid, ultimately heartbreaking performance. Magic Magic may not be a horror movie in the conventional sense, but as a vivid depiction of the downward spiral of mental illness, it’s unrelentingly scary. …Read More