Dragonfly (2002)


“If we can create this life with what imagination, why not the next?” – Sister Madeline

Number of Times Seen – Twice (30 Oct 2004 and 7 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Following his wife’s disappearance in a tragic accident, a doctor becomes obsessed with the fact that she may be trying to contact him from beyond.

My Take on it – Great premise that unfortunately isn’t presented in a believable enough way.

Kevin Costner is great in the lead but he takes this character to the extreme far too many times.

The film does a great job keeping the story ambiguous as to whether it is dealing with supernatural events or not which helps the viewer see it from both viewpoints.

The supporting cast is also great with Kathy Bates, Joe Morton, Jay Thomas, Matt Craven, Leslie Hope and Ron Rifkin adding so much to the way things play out.

The musical score it also great because it adds so much life to this kind of story along the way.

The dialogue is presented in a great way because they allow the various characters to debate so many philosophical and ethical issues that keep coming up between them as things progress.

I also liked the way that the film takes this kind of story and takes it to some strange places because it adds so much to the discussion about whether there are truly supernatural things in life or not.

MovieRob’s Favorite 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. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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