What Dreams May Come Reviews
"After life there is more. The end is just the beginning."
I'm very conflicted on my feelings with What Dreams May Come. It's a bizarre movie, that tries to tug at the heartstrings for just about the whole runtime. As far as the heartstrings, it failed, at least with me. I loved the idea though, and the visuals are enough to make this worth a watch. Throughout the whole film, I found myself wondering if I liked what I was seeing or not. I couldn't decide, and then the end came, and I said, "That's fucking stupid." The ending threw me off a little bit, but I still can't really gather my feelings on this one. Did I like it? Did I hate it? I don't know. I guess it's one of those tweeners.
Chris and his wife Annie lose their two children in a car crash. Four years later Chris is also killed in a car crash, as he is trying to help someone. He goes to heaven, where a spiritual guide shows him the ropes. Then Annie kills herself, and winds up in hell. In order to save his wife, Chris goes on a journey to hell in order to bring her back. The story is fascinating, but I can't help, but feel like it could have been executed so much better.
I'm also in-between on Robin Williams in this movie. His performance is far from his best, but also far from his worst. At moments, I enjoyed what he was doing, and at others, I was cringing. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Max Von Sydow are really good in their roles though and without them, I don't think I'd be in-between on this film; I probably would have hated it.
Is it worth a watch? Yes it is. It's extremely interesting and the representations of heaven and hell are astounding. The film has beautiful visuals that really make the movie. I just wish it was executed better from a writing stand point and from a directing stand point. In the end though, you can do much worse, and should at least give it a shot. Whether you like it in the end or not, the visuals more than make up for it.
probably wont leave a dry eye in the house this one,its pretty emotional and yes it does touch the heart! the visual effects were good!
its a about a man who loses his kids in a car crash and 4yrs later he dies in a collision as well, his wife has taken too much and kills hersself and williams wants to see her again so he tracks her down in hell to try and bring her out of his misery!
i didnt like it but it is worth a watch espicially if you like moving dramas
Not only was it visually breathtaking, but it had heart and soul and its idea of heaven is so much like my own that it gave me goosebumps several times. No movie has ever come so close to my own spiritual beliefs, especially as it doesn't work in favor of any particular religion. There is a heaven and a hell, and the subject of reincarnation, but it leaves a lot of things open for interpretation and it illustrates what I think is a more believable version of everything. Therefore, I really loved it, despite the fact that it could have used some polishing in its script and story. Some scenes also felt overly melodramatic, but thankfully it never got to the point of cheesyness.
Anyway, despite these minor flaws, this movie is one I will remember for a long time to come. And if heaven is half as amazing as it was here, we should all have something to look forward to.
But of course, the road to heaven begins with what we do right here on Earth *wink*