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At Theaters: 2/22/2002 On Video: 7/30/2002
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 54 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 389911
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Dr. Joe Darrow is a respected expert in trauma and triage. But his professional knowledge provides little comfort when tragedy claims the life of his wife. Six months after her death, Emily's body has not been recovered and Joe has shut down. After a statue falls to the flood as though it were push and a visit to the hospital, he believes his wife is trying to contact him.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - Devoted fans of Kevin Costner, particularly females, are the audience most likely to enjoy this overdone and strangely sentimental supernatural thriller. The film at times is too intense for young children, who would be mostly bored anyway.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kevin Costner 3000 MILES TO GRACELAND, THIRTEEN DAYS
Joe Morton THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE, BLUES BROTHERS 2000
Ron Rifkin KEEPING THE FAITH, THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE
Linda Hunt THE RELIC
Susanna Thompson RANDOM HEARTS, GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI
Jacob Vargas TRAFFIC
Kathy Bates UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, THE WATERBOY, PRIMARY COLORS
Director: Tom Shadyac PATCH ADAMS
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: One tame love scene.
VIOLENCE: Some roughhousing.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: None.
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Below Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Poor "I'd like to think that this silly humbuggery, this preposterous-for-no-good-reason supernatural tale is throwaway comfort for a plague year... but I fear there's more junk like this about to come our way...''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Below Average "This film is so badly made that it makes What Lies Beneath look like a masterpiece of supernatural suspense. The dragonfly is a sleek, graceful insect that doesn't deserve to have its reputation sullied by being associated with this pile of offal.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Average "
Dragonfly does have a few thrilling moments, and Costner eventually does start to suspend his disbelief and do what he does best: take action. But that doesn't come till the final third.  Only then are there glimpses of the star quality that turned heads 15 years ago in No Way Out. That's too late to save Dragonfly and not enough to give Costner's clipped career fresh wings.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Below Average "...his film plods along from one half-baked idea about life and death to another, kindly leaving plenty of room in between for yawning and stretching. With one or two cheap jolts and a few cheaper platitudes, it's the kind of New Age fright flick that tries to both scare and reassure its audience, but does neither particularly well. ''

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 274 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
10
Very High
90%
13-19Teens (F)
29
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
21
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
21
Very High
95%
30+Adults (M)
82
High
93%
30+Adults (F)
111
High
96%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

These are some HIGH OPINIONS! There were a few that didn't enjoy "Dragonfly" very much, but that's common and only means that it's best if you read all the information we provide about this movie before deciding to see it.

Neither age or gender seemed to make any significant difference in the opinions. Surprisingly, teens enjoyed it a bit more than adults. From these opinions it's easy to HIGHLY RECOMMEND "DRAGONFLY."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
As head of emergency services for Chicago Memorial Hospital, Dr. Joe Darrow (Devin Costner) is a respected expert in trauma and triage. But his professional knowledge provides little comfort when tragedy claims the life of his wife. A doctor herself, Emily Darrow (Susanna Thompson) was on a medical mercy mission when she died in a bus accident on a remote mountain road in Venezuela.

Reminders of Emily are everywhere, among them images of dragonflies, her personal totem because of a birthmark on her shoulder. And then there are Emily's former patients in the pediatric oncology ward. Joe promised to look in on them when Emily left for Venezuela, and now finds that they offer a surprising link to her. To the kids, Darrow is not a burned-out E.R. doc, but rather 'Emily's Joe.' And as some of these young patients survive near-death experiences, Joe begins to believe that Emily is trying to communicate with him - from the other side. While Joe's co-workers and friends worry about his mental stability, Joe comes to realize that he must draw on faith - rather than fact - for answers to his questions.

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