Movie Rewind: What Dreams May Come 1998 (15)
Thursday, 23 January 2020 | Admin
What Dreams May Come 1998 (15)
A Drama Fantasy Romance.
Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, and enters Heaven. But when he discovers that his beloved wife Annie has killed herself out of grief over the loss, he embarks on an afterlife adventure to reunite with her.
Director: Vincent Ward
Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra
This is not the first time Annabella Sciorra and Robin Williams have worked together on a movie. They both starred in Cadillac Man (1990).
Annabella Sciorra initially had no desire to appear in the film, thinking that it would be too intense and sad. A read-through with Robin Williams convinced her otherwise.
What Dreams May Come adapted by Ronald Bass from the 1978 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson, The novel has significant differences from the film, in its plot and its vision of the afterlife. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design.
Budget 90m Box office 71m, sadly a flop.
Metascore (Critics) Rating 4.4/10
Chicago Sun Times' Roger Ebert bucked the trend and rated it 8.8/10 and commented
So breathtaking, so beautiful, so bold in its imagination, that it's a surprise at the end to find it doesn't finally deliver.
IMDB User Rating 7/10
Reviewer A Pararas on 10 January 2020 rated it 6/10 and wrote
Special effects, humour and touchy moments from the late great actor Williams. Perhaps his most underrated film.
We agree with the last reviewer, very under appreciated at the time, but this is a good movie and we have Robin Williams what more can we ask
MGN Rating 7/10