The Only Way to Catch a Miracle
is Believe in It!
The Blue Butterfly
Sunday December 30th 1:15
A Powerful Story of Love & Healing,
A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love, filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica and in Montreal. 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 and dare to live life to the fullest.
Inspired by a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a 10-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Funny and intelligent, yet somewhat shy, Pete is stoic and incredibly courageous when it comes to his condition. He seeks refuge by observing the miniature world of cocoons and insects that he collects. Given only months to live, Pete has one wish; to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth, the legendary Blue Morpho…the Mariposa Azul, a magnificent creature found only in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. He is convinced that this butterfly with the azure wings can reveal the mystery of life to him.
His mother is determined to ensure her son’s dream. She persuades a renowned entomologist, Alan (William Hurt), to take them on a trip to the jungle to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives. Since the Blue Morpho season is almost over, Alan will only give Pete a couple days to try to capture the magical butterfly. This movie is beautifully shot, upbeat, suspenseful, touching, and a perfect Christmas Treat.