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What Dreams May Come
- Robin Williams

Overview - Four years after the tragic death of their children in a car accident, Dr. Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) is estranged from his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciora), a painter who finds solace in deep and mystical expressionist landscapes. When flustered Annie calls him for support, he rushes out to help and is killed in a road accident.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Four years after the tragic death of their children in a car accident, Dr. Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) is estranged from his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciora), a painter who finds solace in deep and mystical expressionist landscapes. When flustered Annie calls him for support, he rushes out to help and is killed in a road accident. His ghost is greeted by an old mentor, Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who leads him in Ghost-of-Christmas-Past-style to Annie's side. But when Chris realizes that his adherence to the corporeal world is torture to himself and the living Annie, he breaks free of his Earthly bonds and dives into the visual smorgasbord that is the afterlife. There he splashes though clouds and gobs of technicolor paint in breathtaking landscapes suggested to him by Annie's paintings. From there, to grandiose Romanesque cities of flying children, Chris and his old dog are met by a gorgeous stewardess, who reveals herself as a nearly forgotten face from his past. As Chris reconciles with his children in a world where imagination is his palette, in the real world Annie becomes sicker and sicker, and finally enters the afterlife herself. Due to the myriad rules of the Other Side, she is unable to join Chris or her children, and Chris begins a fight for his future with his soul mate.

Awards:
1999 - Academy Awards - Best Special Visual Effects Winner

Cast List

Vincent Ward - Nz Director/Screenwriter
Max Von Sydow - Swedish actor, director, THE EXORCIST
Max von Sydow - Swedish actor, director, THE EXORCIST
Cuba Gooding Jr. - Oscar-winning American Actor, JERRY MAGUIRE
Michael Kamen - American Composer/Conductor
David Brenner - Oscar Winning Editor, began in late '80s, Oliver Stone films
Roy Arbogast - Special Effects
Eugenio Zanetti
Annabella Sciorra - American Actress
Maysie Hoy - Editor
Maisie Hoy - Editor
Robin Williams - American actor/comedian
Ray D. Tutto - American actor/comedian
Marty Fromage - American actor/comedian
Yvonne Blake - Costume Designer
Eduardo Serra - Director of Photography
Joel Hynek - Visual Effects Supervisor, STEALTH (2005)
Ronald Bass - Screenwriter
Ron Bass - Screenwriter
Rosalind Chao - American TV/Film Actress
Tom Voth
Richard Matheson - Sci-Fi Author/Screenwriter

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192267826
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (For thematic elements involving death, some disturbing images and language.)
  • Release Date: March 2003

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Afterlife
Fantasy
Romance
Hell
Heaven
Theatrical Release
Family (General)

 
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Reviews:
"...Dazzling visuals..." - 10/28/1998 Rolling Stone, p.80


"...WHAT DREAMS MAY COME may be the closest that American movies have come to the somber grandiloquence of Krysztof Kieslowski's BLUE..." - 10/09/1998 Entertainment Weekly, pp.50-54


"...One of the most elaborate metaphysical love stories ever tackled by Hollywood..." - 10/07/1998 New York Times, p.E10


"...Williams plays the heartstrings like a maestro, as he did so well in such films as GOOD WILL HUNTING and THE FISHER KING..." - 12/01/1998 Box Office, p.49

 
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