A doctor\'s life is turned upside down when his wife, also a physician, is killed in a bus accident in Venezuela. The body remains uncovered but children in the doctor\'s Oncology ward claim to have spoken with the deceased woman and she\'s requesting him to come and find her.

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Dragonfly is the kind of film you embrace or reject, and I was in the latter category.

Joe Darrow, Kevin Costner, a Chicago doctor who works in the emergency ward of a big hospital, is grieving over the death of his wife, Emily, who was also a doctor. Against his wishes, Emily, though several months pregnant, had gone to Venezuela to work with indigenous people and had apparently died there in a tragic accident. Six months later, Joe is haunted by memories. While visiting the paediatric oncology ward to see some of Emily?s patients, he?s alarmed to discover that a couple of kids who have survived near-death experiences claim to have seen his wife ? and they say she has an important message for Joe. Suddenly, all around, there are signs that Emily is trying to contact Joe ? but are they figments of his tormented imagination? Dragonfly is the kind of film you embrace or reject, and I was in the latter category. It?s a supernatural tale not about monsters but about connecting with the dead, and Kevin Costner plays the bereaved husband on a single note of tormented intensity. Director, Tom Shadyac, best known for comedies like The Nutty Professor and Liar Liar, explored the world of cancer patients before in the maudlin Patch Adams. The problem with Dragonfly is that it starts off as a kind of creepy semi-thriller, and then veers off into a totally unconvincing adventure as Joe finally decides to act on the messages he thinks his wife is sending him. The ending could be inspirational for some, but it was embarrassingly awful for me. It\'s a well-made film, but a pretty specious one.