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The Blue Butterfly

  PG Closed Captioning

Léa Pool

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About the Movie

The Blue Butterfly tells the extraordinary story of a 10-year-old boy, diagnosed as terminally ill, whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist (William Hurt) to take them on a trip to the Costa Rican rainforest to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives. And so, their journey begins - a journey of courage, redemption and love. Inspired by a true story, this is a magical film about a courageous young boy and a jaded man who chase a dream, and whose lives are forever changed. The only way to catch a miracle is to believe in it.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 9
  • Fresh: 4
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 4.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The patronizing, gratuitous sentimentality undermines what could and should have been a simple story of courage and beauty. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: 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. – Peter Howell, Toronto Star, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Feels as forced and sentimental as one of those disease-of-the-week melodramas that were once the mainstay of U.S. television. – Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

The Blue Butterfly

A beautiful story, a must see!!!!

I laughed, I cried

Just a darn good movie with a great cast.