The Blue Butterfly
The Blue Butterfly (2004)

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

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

Something like an unfunny version of "Dutch."

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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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?

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Feels as forced and sentimental as one of those disease-of-the-week melodramas that were once the mainstay of U.S. television.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

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

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