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Possible Worlds (2000)

Possible Worlds (2000)

Possible Worlds




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A man moves across space and time to do the right thing for the woman he loves in this sci-fi-tinged fantasy thriller. George (Tom McCamus) is a man who possesses an unusual level of awareness -- he not only understands that people exist in parallel worlds at once, but also is able to experience several of his alternate lives at once, even remembering what happened on one plane of existence while functioning in another. This is as much of a curse as a blessing for George; his wife Joyce (Tilda Swinton) was murdered in one life, and he finds himself thrown from one life to another, in which he encounters Joyce's other lives while he searches for her killer. As we're introduced to George, he's been murdered and his brain has been removed from his body; Berkley (Sean McCann), a veteran police detective, is assigned to investigate the killing with his less experienced partner, Williams (Rick Miller). Berkley and Williams are eventually led to a laboratory run by an eccentric scientist who performs odd experiments on animal brains and studies the effects of sensory deprivation. Meanwhile, George still lives in another parallel world, where he meets Joyce again -- not once, but twice. Possible Worlds was based on the play by John Mighton, who also wrote the film's screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Lepage & John Mighton
In Theaters:


Tom McCamus
as George Barber
Sean McCann
as Inspector Berkley
Gabriel Gascon
as Scientist
Rick Miller
as Williams

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Critic Reviews for Possible Worlds

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

In short, Lepage's film suffers from being dry - both in terms of character and subject matter. It remains a watchable and interesting work, yet I see the film more as what could have been rather than what it turned out to be.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Film Scouts

Full Review… | October 16, 2001

Full Review… | October 16, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Possible Worlds

An interesting premise which didn't quite fulfil its intentions. The acting was quite stony from the two (although I'm not sure if that was intentional or not) however the doctor gave a good performance even though I knew it was him from the moment he was introduced. By the end I was just left mostly confused. There was some good bits for example, him emerging from water or it raining a lot to suggest his brain was in the water jar but other than that there wasn't anything else very noteworthy.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

I suppose the reason for not being credited is a mistake with mic that is always in the scene throughout the whole movie. It's about 2 worlds - one possibility! Very twisted crime story with a lot of beautifuly written dialogs. Tilda Swinton makes this movie a lot stronger, and I think that this one should have got a lot more credits because it's really special.
A masterpiece by Robert Lepage that everyone should take a look at!

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