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Dragonfly (2002)

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A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.

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Emily Darrow
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Hugh Campbell
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Mrs. Belmont
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Jeffrey Reardon
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Ben
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Hal
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Flora
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Eric
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Neil Darrow
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Charisse Darrow
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Phillip Darrow
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Storyline

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When someone you love dies... are they gone forever?


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Dragonfly  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$955,931 (Spain) (16 August 2002)

Gross:

$1,912,216 (Spain) (23 August 2002)
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Trivia

The character Joe Darrow was written with the intention of Harrison Ford taking the part. Ford turned down the role to take a year off from movies. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Belmont gives Joe a package that came in the mail, it is addressed to "Dr. Emily Darrow". When we see the package again in a later shot, it is addressed to just "Emily Darrow". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emily Darrow: [over the phone] It's bad, Joe. They're evacuating the villages. We're about to be washed out. We're hearing gunfire now.
Joe Darrow: Can you... can you get to Calamar? Can you get across the border to Columbia?
Emily Darrow: They're putting us on the bus. I don't know where they're taking us. Joe? Joe?
Joe Darrow: Emily!
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Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) See more »

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Written by Randy Coleman
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Gavin MacKillop
Performed by Zoo Story
Courtesy of 3:33 Music Group
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Not Kevin Costner's Best Work
4 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

The ending was the best part of this movie. The twist in the ending gives some credibility to the journey of the lead character, but Kevin Costner's character exhibited characteristics one would not expect of a doctor, let alone head of the emergency room. This gave Costner's character less credibility throughout where even the good twist at the end couldn't salvage it. There were also some relationships that could have been better developed. This movie seemed to focus primarily on Kevin Costner's character through placing utmost importance on his perspective when development would have been better achieved through more insightful development of the relationships that support him. For example, the character's relationship with his supervisor could have been less cold, maybe reflected more of a complex camaraderie. I believe these relationships (the supervisor, Kathy Bates as the next-door neighbor) could have offered more insight into the relationship between Joe Darrow and his wife Emily than was reflected in the film.

All in all, I was disappointed with the film. It had a great premise that needed a deeper message, a stronger pull throughout the film. It's best asset was the twist at the end. I like Kevin Costner as an actor, but this didn't seem to challenge him enough.


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