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   Robin Williams is known for his light-hearted humor and constant joking. We recognize him from comedies such as "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Jack," "Toys" and "Hook" - all geared toward children. His latest serious role in "Good Will Hunting" got him nominated for an Academy Award. I went to "What Dreams May Come" with several expectations. From the previews, I had the idea this was a creative film with an interesting outlook on heaven. I was also expecting Robin Williams to use the genre of "comedy," as he usually does. I did not get what I expected.

This movie can only be classified as sad. Williams attempted a comedic approach but, in my opinion, it did little for the film. Let me give a brief summary. It begins with a man and a woman who are deeply in love and "soul mates." They meet in a beautiful countryside and consequently get married and have two kids. Then, tragedy strikes this loving bunch when the kids die in a car accident. Four years later, the dad (Robin Williams) gets killed while attempting to help people in a car wreck. The three all go to heaven and eventually meet. The mom is very depressed and commits suicide. I thought she would go to heaven and they would all meet. I was wrong. Apparently, all suicides go to hell. The rest of the movie follows the dad trying to get the mom out of hell. The movie has a predictable ending. While this movie was sad, I liked it because it offered an interesting and intriguing outlook on heaven. Three stars.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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