• What Dreams May Come (1998)

What Dreams May Come

Release Date: October 2nd, 1998

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

After Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.). His new world is beautiful and can be whatever Chris imagines. Even his children are there. But, when his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra), commits suicide and is sent to hell, Chris ignores Albert's warnings and journeys there to save her. Upon arrival, Chris finds that rescuing Annie will be more difficult than he'd imagined.

Cast: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow, Jessica Brooks Grant, Josh Paddock, Rosalind Chao, Lucinda Jenney

Director: Vincent Ward

Genres: Romance , Fantasy , Drama

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Keywords: 1990s , Rescue , Hospital , Quest , Husband , House , Wife , Father , Love , Emotional , Death , Creative , Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    So breathtaking, so beautiful, so bold in its imagination, that it's a surprise at the end to find it doesn't finally deliver. show more

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Too bad. What dreams may come, indeed, when such enticing foreplay ends with a consummation devoutly to be missed. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    What Dreams May Come has the sensibilities of an art film placed into a big-budget feature with an A-list cast. show more

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