Absolutely Marvelous, Wonderful, and Sometimes Sad
This is an absolutely wonderful movie. The story makes you believe you’re going to watch a fairy-tail romance, yet leads you into the pains of life’s “bad luck”. And even though it does end with a happy ending, the tears you cry throughout will be of the pain felt between two soulmates, who have lost their children, and almost lost their love for each other because of that pain and the pain of their unplanned separation. Yet in the end, the tears of joy of that happy ending will leave you hoping that when your time arrives to leave this earth, that you find it just as beautiful in Heaven as they did. Robin Williams is famous for being a comedic actor, yet his portrayal of a doctor in love left very little room for comedy, but lots of room for great dramatic acting (with some Williams comedy worked in where possible). Annabella Sciorra as the beautiful “Annie” is a wonderful complement to Williams’ character. The pain she portrays is almost sometimes painful to watch. Only a few out there know of that exact pain and suffering that Williams and Sciorra’s characters experienced in this movie. It’s not easy to watch a family go through that kind of heartache. “What Dreams May Come” is filled with vivid and colorful imagery done by some very masterful artists and computer graphics specialists, which will just take your breath away. The computer graphics used to make Williams’ character “Chris” first afterlife world is phenomenal. Only real paint would have been messier. With the supporting efforts from Cuba Gooding, Jr., Max Von Sydow and Rosalind Chao we are taken on a journey that shows us what our afterlife might be like. Just don’t forget your box of Kleenex when you watch it. You may need it.
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