Dragonfly

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Flickering light bulbs, objects moving by themselves and dead bodies talking are some of the eerie things that happen in the supernatural drama Dragonfly. Joe Darrow (Kevin Costner) is an emergency room doctor who has been working 24 hours a day since his wife Emily died in a bus accident in Venezuela. When strange things begin happening at Joe’s house and at the hospital, Joe begins to think his wife is trying to contact him from “the beyond.” At the hospital, in the children’s oncology ward where Emily used to work as a doctor, kids begin writing squiggly lines on the wall saying Emily is making them do it. One of the kids even tells Joe that Emily has a message for him, but of course he doesn’t tell him until the movie is half over. (I don’t know what he was waiting for; maybe a Vulcan mind-meld.) When Jim shares these strange happenings with his neighbor (Kathy Bates) she tells him to sell his house and go on a long vacation. Joe plans a vacation with a couple of his college friends and where do you think he goes – to Venezuela where his wife died. What is he really looking for? Does he find Emily? I wouldn’t say this movie is an edge-of-your-seat thriller, but it does pull you in and keep you there. I’m not sure why this film cost 75 million dollars to make – I don’t see it. An unusual story line and a surprise ending may help you enjoy this movie, but the best I can give it is a high C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.