The Blue Butterfly (2004)


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Movie Info

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

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and language.)
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Pete McCormack
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 23, 2006
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Butterfly

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | December 22, 2005
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.

Full Review… | March 5, 2004
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.

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

Full Review… | July 13, 2004
Film Threat

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?

Full Review… | March 8, 2004

Literally half the experience of this movie involves watching the wildlife. And on this level The Blue Butterfly works magnificently.

Full Review… | March 5, 2004
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