The Butterfly (Le papillon) Reviews

June 4, 2004
The film has a sweetness that stops short of sentimentality.
March 26, 2004
The story is as predictable as a hot summer in South Florida, but if you're in need of comfort, Le Papillon is a good choice.
March 18, 2004
An exceptionally satisfying film of much grace and beauty.
March 18, 2004
If there's anyone to credit for The Butterfly's eventual triumph over the inherent fatuousness of the material, it's the great Serrault and his tiny leading lady, who matches her elder nearly line for line and look for look.
January 2, 2004
Depending on your perspective, this French family drama will either feel sweetly sentimental or shamelessly manipulative.
December 23, 2003
Michel Serrault's typically expert performance and writer-director Philippe Muyl's ability to avoid the usual cliches in his execution of the tale give The Butterfly an undeniable appeal.
December 7, 2007
September 24, 2004
September 22, 2004
September 22, 2004
The unyielding lens catches even the smallest moments of yielding as the two humans, one so young and one so old, one so eager and one so broken, come to appreciate each other.