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What Dreams May Come

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Julio Castro
Phil Mayfield
English 100 11:45
October 22 2014
What Dreams May Come.
Once true love makes its way into our hearts, and we know for sure who do we want to spend eternity with, there’s nothing that true love can’t overcome; the need to be with that special someone becomes essential, and in the movie What dreams may come, produced by the director Vincent Ward and written by Ron Bass, they shows us how strong the bond between two soul mates can be. It takes us on a journey where Chris Nielsen, played by Robin Williams, is willing to spend the rest of his life in hell, just to be able to hang with his wife for eternity. The movie begins with the encounter of the two soul mates, both who were spending their time on their sailboats, one of which had a red sail symbolizing seduction, love, sexuality, but also sacrifice and danger, the boat was owned by Annabella Sciorra who is played by Annie Nielsen , who happens to be Chris’ wife later on the movie. They strongly fall in love with each other and they had 2 children, Ian and Marie , played by Josh Paddock and Jessica Brooks Grant, both who died after being involved in a collision and the tragic event destroys Annabella and Chris’ life by leaving an empty space in their heart. The quietness of their house and the uncertainty of their future made Anabella have a mental breakdown and after going through a rough path, his husband (who is a doctor), dies in an car collision accident; while he was trying to save someone who was trapped inside their car after being flipped over by impact of his car and the other vehicles colliding. After this other tragedy she sees suicide as her only escape from that nightmare and without knowing the “rules” of heaven she kills herself condemning her soul to an eternity in hell and without any chance of seeing paradise and her family. Chris Nielsen is a perseverant and secure lover who restates throughout the movie that he will not give up on looking for his wife until he finds her, despite the strict “rules of heaven”. After being involved in the accident, Chris dies and he starts being only a spectator of real life, he can see his funeral and the other events related to his death and then he finds his old friend Albert who is played by Cuba Gooding Jr; He explains him the “rules of heaven” and how there is basically no rules, that he can create anything he wants in this heaven but he also explains that once you commit suicide, you no longer go to your heaven but instead you would end up in hell for eternity without knowing that you’ve died. Albert and Chris appear on Chris’ individual heaven and they appear on one of his wife’s paintings, because somehow he was a special connection with Anabella and they can communicate through her paintings. Although the movie doesn’t really focus on the characters, Chris shows to always be the type of guy who sees on the bright side and looks forward to the future, on the other hand his wife Anabelle, is a little bit more attracted to material things, she develops a joy from buying expensive things, making her more self-absorbed, and emotionally unstable. When Chris is told by Albert that his wife has passed away, he breaks into tears and he tells Albert that he wants to go look for her, even though he knows that no one has ever been able to bring someone from hell to heaven, but he believes in his strong bond with his soul-mate and they both adventure themselves into a journey to hell. This shows how he is willing to go through hell just to see his true love. As Rober Egert explains” Chris wants to find her: ‘I'm her soul mate.’ Albert says that's not possible: ‘Nothing will make her recognize you.’ But he acts as a guide, and Chris ventures into hell, which, like heaven, has been realized with a visual intensity and originality that is astonishing”( Egert 1998).

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