The Blue Butterfly

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The Blue Butterfly ★★ 2004 (PG)

Based on a true story. Pete Carlton (Do-nato) is 10 and dying. His one wish is to capture the rare blue morpho butterfly. World-weary entomologist Alan Osborne (Hurt) is persuaded by Pete's mother, Teresa (Bussieres), to let them accompa- ny his expedition into the rain forest of Costa Rica. Beautiful scenery but an over- ly-sappy saga. 97m/C DVD . CA William Hurt, Marc Donato, Pascale Bussieres, Steve Adams; D: Lea Pool; W: Pete McCormack; C: Michel Arcand; M: Stephen Endelman.