What Dreams May Come

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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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Absolutely Marvelous, Wonderful, and Sometimes Sad

by Lee on 12/3/2004

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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Product Overview

Doctor chris nielsen meets his true soul mate annie, marries her and has two children. The children die in a car accident, and chris dies four years after that. Ending up in heaven, he is guided by friendly angel albert through the afterlife, and he is reunited with his dog and children.

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Studio Universal
SKU 40175030
UPC 025192267826
UPC 14 00025192267826
Format DVD
Release Date 12/28/2004
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Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Actors
Name Williams,Robin
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Directors
Name Vincent Ward
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Cast & Crew
Jessica Brooks Grant - Actor
Josh Paddock - Actor
Max von Sydow - Actor
Annabella Sciorra - Actor
Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Actor
Robin Williams - Actor
Richard Matheson - Based on Novel By
Vincent Ward - Director
Eduardo Serra - Director of Photography
Michael Kamen - Musical Score
Ronald Bass, et al. - Producer
Ronald Bass - Screenplay
Awards
Oscar (1999) Nicholas Brooks, Joel Hynek, Kevin Scott Mack, Stuart Robertson II, Winner, Best Visual Effects,Cindy Carr, Nominee, Best Art Direction
Reviews
ReviewSource New York Times
Review Working from a screenplay by Ron Bass, [Director Vincent] Ward has created a film that at its most visually evocative portrays its characters' lives and afterlives as a kind of hall of mirrors, in which the lines between dream and reality, memory and eternity are continually blurring as one gives way to another. At its most seductive, the film portrays heaven as a magical, hallucinatory extension of the physical world that has been left behind...
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Stephen Holden
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Special Edition
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Robin
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
CBS-TV Stunning and totally original.

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