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Director: Vincent Ward     Starring: Cuba Gooding Robin Williams
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40175030
UPC: 025192267826
UPC 14: 00025192267826
Rating: Game Rating Code
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After life there is more.
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.

"Stunning and totally original.  CBS-TV

Editor's Note
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.


Video Features DVD, Special Edition

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/28/2004
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1998
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 22678
Video UPC UPC: 00025192267826
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jessica Brooks Grant
Video Cast Info Josh Paddock
Video Cast Info Max von Sydow
Video Cast Info Annabella Sciorra
Video Cast Info Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Video Cast Info Robin Williams
Video Cast Info Richard Matheson - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Vincent Ward - Director
Video Cast Info Eduardo Serra - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Michael Kamen - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Ronald Bass, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Ronald Bass - Screenplay


Oscar (1999)
Video Award Name Nicholas Brooks, Joel Hynek, Kevin Scott Mack, Stuart Robertson II, Winner, Best Visual Effects
   Video Award Name Cindy Carr, Nominee, Best Art Direction

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Dazzling visuals..." 10/28/1998 p.80

Entertainment Weekly
"...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 pp.50-54

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

Box Office
"...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 p.49

New York Times 7 of 10
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... - Stephen Holden

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Williams,Robin
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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