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Dragonfly

posted by rkumar
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Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Profanity:Brief strong language
Nudity/Sex:Mild
Alcohol/Drugs:Characters drink, scenes in bar
Violence/Scariness:Severe peril, many killed, scary surprises, very sick children
Diversity Issues:Hispanic and native South American characters, black senior manager
Movie Release Date:2002
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Profanity: Brief strong language
Nudity/Sex: Mild
Alcohol/Drugs: Characters drink, scenes in bar
Violence/Scariness: Severe peril, many killed, scary surprises, very sick children
Diversity Issues: Hispanic and native South American characters, black senior manager
Movie Release Date: 2002

This is another attempt at creating a new “Sixth Sense,” and it falls far short. It is dreary, it is boring, and worst of all, it is phony. And it completely wastes the talents of two brilliant Oscar-winning actresses, Kathy Bates and Linda Hunt.

Kevin Costner plays Joe Darrow, a doctor whose pregnant wife is killed on a humanitarian mission in South America. He is heartbroken. He begins to believe that she is sending him messages through the sick children she used to care for. Somehow, when they have near-death experiences, they communicate with her.

Joe is committed to a rational view of the world, and is torn between wanting to hold on to what he believes and wanting to hold on to what he had with his wife. Finally, the messages are impossible to ignore, and he goes off in search of whatever it is that is she is trying to tell him.

The movie has some highly predictable surprises as Joe gets everything but a telegram showing the weird curvy cross sign that turns out to symbolize a waterfall. As hard as Costner tries, you can’t help feeling that he does not really care that much about it, and neither does the audience.

Parents should know that the movie has a mild sexual situation involving a married couple and some chilling moments. There is also a very mild reference to a lesbian relationship.

Families who see this movie should talk about their own views on life after death and the ability of dead loved ones to communicate with those left behind.

Families who enjoy this movie should watch the vastly superior “The Sixth Sense” and “Truly, Madly, Deeply.”

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