What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

Vincent Ward (1998)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This ghastly love-after-death fantasy has Annabella Sciorra as a suicide consigned to her own private hell and Robin Williams as her dead hubby, a car-crash victim, consigned to his own painterly paradise, but forsaking it to be reunited with the love of his life - and death. Director Vincent Ward (The Navigator - a Medieval Odyssey, Map of the Human Heart) brings his usual visual style to this tosh and as a result the film looks wonderful. But that's all that is wonderful about it as, visuals aside, this is slow and sentimental slush, with Williams at his mawkish, sincere worst.


The spirit of a man killed in a car crash uses his vivid imagination to create a breath-taking world - but he is unable to fully enjoy his heavenly home without his wife beside him. However, when grief drives her to suicide, she ends up in an altogether more hellish afterlife, prompting her husband to embark on a perilous mission to rescue her from the dark side. Fantasy, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Annabella Sciorra and Max von Sydow.

Cast & Crew

Chris Nielsen Robin Williams
Albert Cuba Gooding Jr
The Tracker Max von Sydow
Annie Nielsen Annabella Sciorra
Marie Nielsen Jessica Brooks Grant
Ian Nielsen Josh Paddock
Leona Rosalind Chao
Mrs Jacobs Lucinda Jenney
Director Vincent Ward
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Polygram Filmed EntertainmentGuidance: Contains swearing, some violence, and brief nudity. Available on: video and DVD