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The Blue Butterfly

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and language
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Primary Audience:
Family, Adults
Genre:
Drama
Length:
1 hr. 36 min.
Year of Release:
2004
USA Release:
October 22, 2004 (festival)
DVD: May 23, 2006
Copyright, Alliance Atlantis Communications
Copyright, Alliance Atlantis Communications
Copyright, Alliance Atlantis Communications
Copyright, Alliance Atlantis Communications
Copyright, Alliance Atlantis Communications
Copyright, Alliance Atlantis Communications
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Discover Amazing Insects of the Rain Forest / Ants / Butterflies

The Rain Forest: People, animals, facts

Adventures in the rainforest! Learn about the Creator of the universe by exploring His marvelous creation. Fun for the whole family with games, activities, stories, answers to childrens’ questions, color pages, and more!
Featuring: William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Marc Donato, Steve Adams, Raoul Trujillo
Director: Lea Pool (Lost and Delirious; Set Me Free; The Savage Woman; Straight for the Heart)
Producer: Francine Allaire
Distributor: Alliance Atlantis Communications

“The only way to catch a miracle is to believe in it.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: A terminally ill boy has one dying wish: to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth.

With his brain cancer reaching the terminal phase, Pete, a ten-year-old boy, takes refuge in observing the world of the insects. His biggest wish is to capture the blue Morpho, a butterfly found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Pete asks his idol, the entomologist Alan Osborne, to help him carry out his dream. At first flat out refusing, the scientist reconsiders after Pete’s mother pleads with him. The three of them fly to Costa Rica, but the season of blue Morpho is drawing to a close and Alan and Pete only have a few days to capture a specimen.

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Movie Critics
…Hurt… gives his most robust performance in years… Even if you’re not predisposed to watching sentimental stories, the movie has its consolations… extraordinary close-ups of bugs, reptiles, birds and butterflies…
—John TD Keyes, MyTelus
…magnificent wildlife …take you to a world you’ve never seen before in this photogenic romp that seems to leap out from the pages of National Geographic. Breathtaking beauty… a great cast whose chemistry will charm even the non-believers…
—Robert Waldman, Hollywood North Report
…an uplifting story… Hurt injects the role with a good deal of cynicism…
—Matthew Hays, Montreal Mirror