This is an awesome movie. It is just right for Kevin Costner. If I had a doctor like him, I would actually go to see one. The story is touching and beautiful. I love it from beginning to end. I wish others could appreciate this film as much as everybody I know, including myself, did. I'm not a real fan of spooky movies, but this was different. It was hauntingly beautiful. I would recommend seeing this on a cold, cloudy day, snuggling with your heart's desire.
An Amazing Jouney Near Death! (by Juan_from_Bogota)
I really loved this movie, i started watching this film expecting a common movie, but this film captivated me totally!, it was so touching that i couldn't believe the excellent movie i was watching!. I love the Stephen King type films and this was like one of them to me, the story is intelligent and well told, this film moves at the right pace until the end, to finally touch your heart and soul!; is remarkable how this story combines the drama with the tension of some scary scenes, specially the night scenes at the house. After i saw the movie, i could'n believe that this movie where <more>
directed by Tom Shadyac, yes! Tom Shadyac, the one responsible for making me laugh so hard with Jim Carrey's role in Ace Ventura, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty!; i now think that besides funny movies, Tom likes also the movies in where a doctor is the star, like Patch Adams, another beautiful film of Shadyac. I have read some critics about the film and the overall IMDb rating, i can't believe this 5.7! is too low for me, but well i felt this movie as a 10 star one! and i keep to that! ABOUT THE FILM: Kevin Costner is here Dr. Joe Darrow a great doctor that shares the profession with his wife Emily Sussana Thompson , his wife decides to help some people in Venezuela, but suddenly she had an accident on a bus who felled to a river and her body was never found; Joe start to face his life without his wife, and he began to see Emily's patients, most of them were child with terminal cancer. Some of this child where near death because of their disease and were trying to give to Joe a message from his wife, after they saw her in the near death experiences. Joe tries by all means to find what his wife is trying to tell and he need to find the meaning of a strange symbol that the boys draw after this experiences "near the light at the tunnel". In this events Joe finds a lot of questions about everything that is happening in his life, and if the things he see are real or just something produced by his mind.A masterpiece of Shadyac! Two Thumbs up!, worth to collect! 10/10!
This movie was heartwarming and left my friends and I watery eyed. A beautiful Love story with a great ending to the movie. It will definitely keep your attention as you try to figure out some of the clues and when you find out what is going on it is so touching.
Great (by Priceguy)
Call me an soppy silly man, but I loved this movie. I loved every sentimental sugar-coated silly second of it. I don't believe in life after death and I think near death experiences are hallucinations, but this movie grabbed hold of me and didn't let go. I was genuinely surprised and touched by the ending. Great movie.
DRAGONFLY with Kevin Costner (by denideca8)
First of all. I have seen or own any and all films starring Kevin Costner regardless of his co-stars. I think you get the point! Besides., he is a very talented director. I hope he develops a film project very soon and finds himself in the director's chair. "Dragonfly" is not only a favorite of mine but also my 2 daughters-ages 17 and 22-and we watched it again on this sunny Sunday in California. Imagine, parents and their kids enjoying the same film together. It's almost hard to believe. Also, every time we view "Dragonfly" it is always followed up with a <more>
discussion and or debate regarding the dragonfly symbol to children being diagnosed with terminal cancer and donor questions While this movie explores life and death issues on several levels, the main crux is about receiving a message -a very important message in this case-from a loved one who has passed away.This movie will not only tear at your heart strings butit will keep you in suspense till the end. Although the movie is dedicated to Katherine Ann Curtis , there is no information as to whether she is deceased. Just wondering.
At the very least, an EIGHT here for Costner (by skyhouse5)
I find it bemusing that this flick is rated below 6 by the several thousands who have "voted." Despite the fact that at my age, 86 and counting, I cannot hear, therefore must rely on closed captions and totally miss the music score as well, and my dimming visual capacity further delimits my perceptions and appreciations, I found this venture both adventurous AND trailblazing, as in the "psychic" realm. Who among us has NEVER 'experienced' a qualm or quivering at some point in his or her life? I mean the wonder at whether or no there lies something beyond our <more>
physical ken. And whereas the protagonist's seemingly incredible finding of his own little daughter in an Andean rainforest is both 'corny' and 'happy ending,' was it not an altogether LOVELY cinematic experience? It continues to be evident, to me at least, that the great bulk of the "public" out there continues to labor under the conventional "wisdoms" of the ethnocultural majority, which, to me, is "slavery" of the worst esthetic variety. Kevin Costner, take a bow here, along with the writers and producers.
Why Dark Knight rate 9 and Dragonfly only 6 ? (by mariopopesco-1)
I don't want to speak about this lovely movie too much. The story is simple, but the actors and the acting are great. The ending is surprising in a good way and the atmosphere of the film is very well realized.I write this review because I wonder how low is the medium IQ of the regular voters on IMDb ? How can they rate a idiotic movie like Dark Knight 9, ranking the 10th movie of all times !!!, and a decent film like this only 6 ? Maybe because there are no special effects , no lame actor died shortly after filming, and the romance is no more appreciated. Few years ago you can rely on <more>
the IMDb ranking, but now you can miss many good movies and go see a lot of rubbish, if you consider the vote from present site.If you are a little bit romantic, see this film, you will like it.
Interesting and Gripping! Costner Makes it Work! (by lawrence_elliott)
No matter what you believe about life after death, this story works in a gentle and subtle manner so as to captivate your imagination while it takes you on a suspenseful and thrilling ride deep inside the human psyche and the Venezuelan jungle. Kevin Costner is a medical doctor who loses his wife in a tragic accident in the Venezuelan jungle. He loves her and feels her presence and cannot rest easy because her body was never found. A series of contacts with his dead wife lead Costner to believe that she may still be alive. He is hopeful knowing that she is trying to contact him from the other <more>
side of life. This story is simple and well told. There are several gentle persuaders along the way that provide an interesting view that grabs your attention and holds it through to the satisfying conclusion. A warm-hearted tale about love that I found emotionally gripping and well worth the time to watch. A touch creepy but ultimately a story about faith love and triumph. A great ending worth waiting for.
If someone suggests you watch it, WATCH IT! If someone doesn't suggest you watch it, WATCH IT!!!MOST WONDERFUL!!! I begged my daughter to watch it....she was too busy her loss!...Mine too since now I'll have to buy it for her to make sure she takes the time to watch it! Ok, so the movie was a bit slow paced, I think they were trying to give you a build up to send you in the wrong direction. So KC didn't show a lot of emotion, sometimes people just can't let it go. It takes some people a long time to come to grips with the reality of losing a loved one. I think he played it <more>
well....he didn't know how to move on or whether to. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out whodunit but I was totally floored at the ending!