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Dragonfly (2002)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates, more...
Director: Tom Shadyac, Tom Shadyac
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Studio: Universal Studios
Running Time: 105 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: Spanish
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This title is currently out of print.

In this supernatural thriller, Kevin Costner plays Joe Darrow, a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily (Susannah Thompson) in a bus accident in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe works extra shifts at the hospital to take his mind off the tragedy, but the intense workload triggers his short temper and some careless mistakes. His officious boss (Joe Morton) forces Joe to take time off, but Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and symbols they are inexplicably compelled to draw. While the children see Joe as a kindred spirit, the hospital staff worries about how these interactions are agitating them. At home, Joe begins finding other ethereal evidence of his wife's attempt to contact him from beyond the grave, some of it featuring the image of a dragonfly, which was the shape of the birthmark on her shoulder. His friends and a caring neighbor (Kathy Bates) worry that Joe is losing his marbles, especially as his quest becomes more frantic, putting his job in jeopardy. ~ Derek Armstrong, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Sure, go ahead and rent it by rmarkd September 28, 2005 - 12:53 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Dragonfly is one of those movies that really doesn't disappoint, but isn't really great either. Perfect rental movie.

Kevin Costner stars as Joe Darrow in a non baseball, non post apocalypse roll as a doctor whose wife (an oncologist) is killed while helping out in South America. Well, after she dies, weird stuff starts happening. The kids she cared for at the hospital (in the US) are being contacted by her. She wants to tell Joe something, but what? Well, that's what the movie is about. Her kids keep drawing what looks like a squiggly cross. What is it? What is she trying to tell her? If she can communicate that, why not communicate more... does God have some sort of "you can only channel some mysterious symbol". And why pick something so esoteric?

Still, it's the kind of movie you enjoy while on the ride, and it doesn't disappoint. You get pretty much what you'd expect. There is one particular startling scene, but it's not just a horror movie.

6/10. You could do better, but if you just wanna rent something supernatural, this should be fine.

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