Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alison Lohman had a small role as a cancer patient but was cut out of the movie. Since she shaved her hair off for the part, she had to wear a wig throughout her next movie, White Oleander (2002). See more »
After Dr. Darrow jumps a few stories into a raging river, gets dragged through the rapids and nearly drowns in a bus he gets rescued, but the following day his clothes are neatly pressed, clean and neat. See more »
[over the phone]
It's bad, Joe. They're evacuating the villages. We're about to be washed out. We're hearing gunfire now.
Can you... can you get to Calamar? Can you get across the border to Columbia?
They're putting us on the bus. I don't know where they're taking us. Joe? Joe?
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The DVD also features the following scenes:
Joe performing surgery and Hugh asking him if he's comfortable playing God
Joe seeing the boy Jeffrey in his house before waking up from a dream; an alternate end to the dinner where Joe is called away from dinner with the Darrows - they briefly discuss how they tried to get him to go into private practice and then he has a flashback to him and his wife listening to their unborn child
the bit from the trailer with Emily emerging from the hospital elevator mentioned earlier
and another bit where Joe sees a beckoning Emily in the hospital as a nurse discusses a eye transplant.
Written by Randy Coleman
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Gavin MacKillop
Performed by Zoo Story
Courtesy of 3:33 Music Group See more »
Although using many clichés, the plot is romantic and the story is beautiful
Dr. Joe Darrow (Kevin Costner) is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.
Although using many clichés, the plot is romantic and the story is beautiful. However, the time taken by Joe Darrow to find out the meaning of the symbol is amazingly long for such an obsessed and intelligent character. Further, while his wife tries to contact him through the almost dead persons, the story is OK. But if she had the capacity of telekinesis, why not give him a clear written message? My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "O Mistério da Libélula" ("The Mystery of the Dragonfly")
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