USA 1998, 113 min, Dir: Vincent Ward
Board Pics: Michael
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.
Why Michael chose this film:
“This movie has always been dear to me, not just for the deep and varied portrayals of love in a family and how we see each other, but for the beautiful, fluid visuals (for which it won the Oscar). The scenery, foreground, and background are as much a part of the story as the characters in the movie. Plus it is hard to beat Robin Williams when it comes to his ability share his emotions and pull at your heart strings. I saw this movie when it first came out, but then it seemed to vanish, so when I had the opportunity to choose a movie for March, What Dreams May Come was an easy choice to share with my friends at the Metro.”