The Blue Butterfly: Edited

DVD Release: July 1, 2009
The Blue Butterfly: Edited


Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives.

The Blue Butterfly is about the coming of age of a young boy and a mature man who both must learn to emerge from their protective cocoons to live life to the fullest.

Dove Review

Insect lovers unite! This film brings to the screen some wonderful scenery plus an up-close look at some of the most enticing bugs in the insect world. This is a fantastic drama-adventure about a terminally ill young boy and his belief in the magical powers of the beautiful Blue Morpho, plus the life changing journey of the one man that can help the boy.

Pete, his mother and Mr. Osborn travel to the rain forest. They encounter a journey that has many obstacles along the way when it comes to traveling with a person in Pete’s condition. They listen to the native stories regarding the enchanting butterfly and journey into the rain forest with all its splendor.

This is an inspiring movie that installs the wonder of miracles. Dove awards this edited version the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. Due to the issue of cancer in a young child it is recommended that younger children watch it with an adult.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple hug.
Language: MG-1; all other language has been muted out.
Violence: Man and boy fall into hole.
Drugs: Medications shown for boys cancer; boy has a needle for butterfly.
Nudity: Man and boy in swimming trunks; shirtless natives; cleavage.
Other: Discussion of death; boy with cancer; butterfly has magical powers to heal; dream of painted people.


Company: Monterey Media
Director: L`ea Pool
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 97 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe