What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film directed by Vincent Ward and adapted by Ronald Bass from the 1978 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. Starring Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr., it won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. The title is from a line in Hamlets "To be, or not to be" soliloquy.
While vacationing in Switzerland, pediatrician Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) meets artist Annie Collins (Annabella Sciorra). They marry and have two children, Ian (Josh Paddock) and Marie (Jessica Brooks Grant). Their idyllic life ends when the children die in a car crash. Four years later, Chris is also killed in a car crash. Unaware that he is dead, and confused that no one will interact with him, Chris lingers on Earth.
|award||Academy Award for Best Visual Effects|
|genre||drama fantasy romance|
|keywords||amnesia car crash heaven hell in hell kill meet nothing old age paint reincarnation suffer suicide switzerland to remember trap twist|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Visual Effects|
|producer||Barnet Bain Stephen Deutsch|
|publisher||PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Universal Studios|
|recordedAt||Niagara Falls San Francisco|
|theme||romantic drama romantic fantasy|