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Dragonfly (2002)

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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Eulogist
Kim Staunton ...
Intake Nurse
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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)  »

Also Known As:

El misterio de la libélula  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,216,025 (USA) (24 February 2002)

Gross:

$30,063,805 (USA) (7 April 2002)
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The movie is dedicated to Katharine Curtiss (wife of Assistant Producer/First Assistant Director Alan Curtiss) who died during production. See more »

Goofs

As Darrow is opening the door to the kitchen, after the scene with the swinging ceiling light, a woman wearing a white long sleeve V neck blouse is visible, standing in the hall behind him. 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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Connections

Referenced in Pulse (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Interesting premise falls flat in final acts
5 April 2005 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

There is something strange about 'Dragonfly'. It is not a thriller in its subject but it deals with it as if it's a thriller. Even more strange, in some scenes it actually succeeds in that. I mean, when your wife has died and she is trying to reach you from the other side is something else than simply seeing dead people. Your wife probably has the best intentions and although it is creepy you do not have to be scared of your dead wife. I guess. The man who thinks his dead wife is trying to reach him is Joe Darrow (Kevin Costner). Is he going mad, a premise for a dramatic film, or is he really connecting to the other side?

At times where his wife is communicating with Joe, at least to Joe's knowledge, the film breaths a creepy atmosphere with a cinematography and score that make things suspenseful. But the film does not have its focus on whether Joe is going mad or not, but on how scary it is when a dead person talks to you. That there is actually suspense shows that there is some nice film-making to be found here. The premise is interesting, although not that new, but especially the final act in the film goes wrong at crucial points. There is a moment where I thought the film was over, I will not reveal where, but at that time certain things were left in the middle. It felt like the right ending. But then the film continues, providing it with an ending that must have popped into many heads from the audience, probably dismissed by a lot for being too ridiculous.

Still, the premise and the first hour are good enough to keep us entertained and although it should not work as a thriller, it does. Watching it like that without thinking too much could help you like this film in one way or another.


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