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I found you in Hell don't you think I can find you in Jersey

  • Jul 9, 2000
Pros: Robin & Cuba

Cons: not enough Cuba

I have always been a Robin Williams fan so when the opportunity came to see this movie I jumped. I realize that most people think of R.W. as that goofy fast talking idiot with Whoopi and Billy, but he is, indeed, a fine actor. Actually, it takes you by surprise that this talent shows through and the goofy idiot sits in the corner, though not entirely. Case in point, his rocky d.j. in Good Morning Viet Nam, another fine release by Robin.

This is a good representation of love prevailing, even when you think it has reached its' lowest point. It was a given from the minute that the children died that mother wouldn't make it, then when Robin died - well I was surprised it took so long.

I found the unfortunate note in this movie was the hidden part played by Cuba Gooding Jr. He is a fine actor, very accomplished, and although he was present during 80% of the movie, I missed seeing him. Perhaps that just reflects on his great talent - he was but a wisp yet you felt his presence at all times. I did like the 'wispy' idea of him though:)

It was entrancing the way they wove the story line together - past and present and future. What may have been an idea in the past became reality in the present and a dream in the future. And the idea that Heaven is actually whatever you believe it is, not something set forth in books. In other words, each person visualizes Heaven according to their own beliefs and ideals, even in death.

I have always been surprised by Robin's talent; Garp, Viet Nam, Awakening - to name a few. His serious side is quite reflective, but I love the goofy guy as well - just have a tough time following him when he really gets wired up!

I consider this a worthy family movie and believe children would stay involved in the story line but maybe some of the Hell scenes a little harsh for little ones - then again, we let them watch the news everyday. In fact, it probably wouldn't hurt to have the entire family sit down and view this movie together - get out that bag of popcorn and discuss it afterwards.

I found the visuals in this movie very intriguing. If only ........ :)


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What Dreams May Come is a 1998 dramatic film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Annabella Sciorra. The film is based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson, and was directed by Vincent Ward. The title is taken from a line in Hamlet's To be, or not to be soliloquy.


Soulmates Chris (Robin Williams) and Annie (Annabella Sciorra) have an idyllic marriage together. However, following the death of their two children in a car accident, Annie becomes isolated and mentally unstable from guilt, and is institutionalized. After four years, the couple reconciles, but on the anniversary of the event Chris is killed in a car accident, finding himself in a Heaven derived from his wife's paintings.

Despite the paradise he now inhabits, Chris is unhappy without Annie. When she commits suicide in guilt over Chris' death, the act consigns her to Hell. Determined that they belong together, Chris commences a quest through Hell to rescue her, in the process discovering a number of characters from his past.

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Director: Vincent Ward
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: October 2, 1998
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1hr 53min
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