What Dreams May Come Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for What Dreams May Come the Movie

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Romantic idea and lushly colorful computer imagery combine with sappy dialogue to turn surreal fantasy into very average digital hocus-pocus. Dr. Chris Neilsen (Williams) and his artist-wife Annie (Sciorra) lose their two children to a traffic accident. Four years later the doctor himself is killed in a freak accident. He finds that his heaven is much like a painting done by his wife (or Monet or Van Gogh) of their dream cottage. Chris is just getting used to the "rules" when he learns that his wife has committed suicide, damning her to hell. Unable to accept eternal separation, he begins an odyssey to find her. For the first half hour, Williams alternates between a "Patch Adams" rehearsal and over-emoting into the tear-filled eyes of Sciorra. Very loosely adapted from a 20-year-old Richard Matheson novel.

Distribution

USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL: http://www.polygram-us.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 113 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Fantasy, Romantic Drama, Death & the Afterlife, Doctors & Nurses, Art & Artists, Big Ideas, Heaven Sent, Suicide, Books to Film: Richard Matheson, Hell, Flashback
Screenplay
Ronald Bass
Cast
Rosalind Chao, Robin Williams, Annabella Sciorra, Cuba Gooding, Max von Sydow, Jessica Brooks Grant, Josh Paddock
Cinematography
Eduardo Serra
Director
Vincent Ward
Music
Michael Kamen

Awards

Oscars 1998: Visual FX.

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