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The Blue Butterfly (2004)

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A terminally ill boy has one dying wish: to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth.

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family

Pete McCormack

May 23, 2006

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The patronizing, gratuitous sentimentality undermines what could and should have been a simple story of courage and beauty.

December 22, 2005 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Pete McCormack's script only occasionally yields to melodrama. Mostly it allows the characters to breathe freely, expressing a greater range of human emotion than just love and sympathy.

March 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Feels as forced and sentimental as one of those disease-of-the-week melodramas that were once the mainstay of U.S. television.

March 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Something like an unfunny version of "Dutch."

July 13, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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If this film was of an American Beauty-standard, wouldn't it be wasted on the ten-year-olds and grandmothers that the production is really geared towards?

March 8, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Literally half the experience of this movie involves watching the wildlife. And on this level The Blue Butterfly works magnificently.

March 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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