What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

DVD - 2002
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Four years after Chris and Annie Nielsen lose their children in a traffic accident, Chris himself is killed and finds himself reunited with his children in a beautiful and astonishing afterlife, but Annie commits suicide in despair and is banished to a very different realm. Chris risks his own eternal happiness to find Annie and rescue her from her fate.


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Jun 08, 2017

Directed by Vincent Ward, this is a 1998 American fantasy based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson.
Although the visual effects appear fabulous, the script seems ill-contrived for a nomal person to understand.
After all, it is like a children's book romance with only an entertaining value.
I can hardly take it seriously.

Jul 03, 2016

Returned without wasting time on this one.

Marriedinvegas Apr 04, 2016

Just alittle slow moving for me...Visual effects were amazing though.

M_ALCOTT May 23, 2015

I can see why this movie won an Academy Award for its visual effects. They're beautiful, stunning, and imaginative. I like the scene where Robin Williams' character Chris is walking through a field of flowers; it's like he stepped into an Impressionist painting.

Dec 18, 2014

Robin Williams moves heaven and hell in order to rescue the soul of his dead wife in this mushy mess of maudlin excesses and syrupy tripe. Everything about this production is so trite and disingenuous that it’s difficult to point enough fingers. Teeming with lofty mountain peaks and sunlit meadows, the film’s opening scenes practically drill the concept of foreshadowing into our skulls (golly, is that a print of “The Garden of Earthly Delights” hanging above Annie’s bed?) while the afterlife’s shallow sentimentality leads one to believe God is a big fan of Harlequin romances. As a manipulative, overplayed weeper with emotions as fake as its cheap matte backgrounds, "What Dreams May Come" presents a compelling argument for atheism.

Dec 02, 2014

I liked this one for its creative slant on the afterlife and strong performance by Robin Williams. A little hard to watch knowing his fate; the surrealism of it all was also consistently hard to wade through.

Sep 29, 2014

I wanted to watch this since the passing of Robyn. The waiting list was long. It was sad in it's untruth in the way death is portrated. It was all very sweet and cozy. Untrue just the same. I found it to be very colorful and interesting and complicated to see a non chistian view. The quote was funny, something like god is up there telling us he loves us and we can't hear and yet they put reincarnation as a choice in death. This is certinally NOT the God of the Bible. I think I can gleen where Robin is, but not entirely sure. R.I.P. Robyn.

BookReviewer2015 Aug 12, 2014

Great film! Excellent cinematography!

Sep 27, 2013

One of Eckhart's favorite movies

Missumuch Oct 15, 2012

I thought that this movie was beautiful. The sad parts were shocking and whenever I see the movie over again I try to skip it. I saw this for the first time (someone recommended it to me) as my mother was dying from cancer, and although it was a rough ride to watch it at that time, it definitely helped me to feel less despondent with the beautiful portrayal of the afterlife and it help me put her death into perspective (if one can). I have it in DVD and VHS. I found NURSEBOBs comment to be a little severe. Its just a movie, for cryn' out loud. and a GOOD ONE at that.

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Mar 26, 2011

Annie Nielsen: Can I sit here?
Chris Nielsen: Actually, no. Two years ago, I reserved this specific area.
Annie Nielsen: What if I say please ?
Chris Nielsen: That's the one exception.

Mar 26, 2011

Albert: So what is the "me"?
Chris Nielsen: My brain I suppose.
Albert: Your brain ? Your brain is a body part. Like your fingernail or your heart. Why is that the part that's you?
Chris Nielsen: Because I have sort of a voice in my head, the part of me that thinks, that feels, that is aware that I exist at all.
Albert: So if you're aware you exist, then you do. That's why you're still here.

Mar 26, 2011

Chris Nielsen: A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we'll all be together forever.


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Jul 26, 2012

After dying in a car crash a widowed man searches the afterlife for his wife.

Mar 26, 2011

Chris Neilsen dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.


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Mar 26, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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