The Blue Butterfly (2004)




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A terminally ill boy has one dying wish: to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth.
PG (for thematic elements and language.)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family
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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 (9) | 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.

March 5, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Something like an unfunny version of "Dutch."

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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Audience Reviews for The Blue Butterfly

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

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

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

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.:SexiVixxEN :. (Adviser)

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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. :)

Nicole in Wonderland
Nicole in Wonderland

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