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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.more
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
Runtime:
Alliance Atlantis Communicatio

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Cast

William Hurt
as Alan Osborne
Pascale Bussieres
as Teresa Carlton
Steve Adams
as Presenter
Marc Donato
as Pete Carlton
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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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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
eFilmCritic.com

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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Audience Reviews for The Blue Butterfly

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

Sweet story,I love William Hurt anyway and its abased on a true story there you go folks a double double.

SexiVixxEN
.:SexiVixxEN :. (Adviser)

Super Reviewer

½

This film was inspired by a true story. An amazing story at that because after Pete went to the jungle he miraculously became cancer-free. I guess being in nature, so pure and free, was a truly magical and healing experience. I thought this movie was inspiring and heartfelt and Marc Donato did a good job playing his character. I believe this is a movie that should be seen by children all over the world because it encourages them to never stop dreaming, no matter what.
Very nice movie overall. :)

NickCoalNoir
Nicole in Wonderland

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