what dreams may come

What Dreams May Come, is there a life after death? The movie What Dreams May
Come gives a rather positive view on the afterlife. I think most of the ideas
and views shown in the film are related to many of societyís main beliefs
pertaining to death and the afterlife, but the views are left broad enough so
they can relate to any specific religion. Personally, I have no concrete belief
concerning the afterlife, or whether or not if there even is life after death,
but I can see why many people would agree with many of the films perspectives.
The movie is shown through Robin Williamsís character, Chris Nielson whoís
first personal encounter with death is when his two children, Marie and Ian both
die in a car accident. Four years later he dies himself after being hit by a
car. After the accident, he sees himself on the ground from an outside
perspective. The next thing he knows, he is able to see himself lying in a
hospital bed, and at the same time there is a very gentle voice talking to him
asking him if he understands the things happening to him, but at this point
Chris is still very confused. In an instant, Chris is at his own funeral where
he begins to see his physical body appearing around him. According to the voice
means he is finally understanding that he has passed on. He then wanders his
house, and is reluctant to leave his distraught wife Annie. Next, a blurry
figure appears, speaking with the same gentle voice. The figure comforts him and
tells him it is time to leave and basically helps him grasp his death and travel
to the next world. Afterwards, Chris is willing to leave, and he suddenly finds
himself running down a dark tunnel towards a light, and then he appears in a
colorful world resembling one of his wifeís paintings of where their dream
house is supposed to be. Here, he is reunited with his dog who had died earlier
in the movie. Also, the blurry figure becomes clear and turns out to be his old
doctor friend Albert, who later turns out to be Chrisís son Ian just masking
himself in the physical body of Albert. This form is chosen by his son because
the doctor was one of the only people Chris had ever listened to while he was
alive. Albert(Ian) basically helps him understand that he is dead and that
people have a soul or an identity that lives on after the physical body has
passed. He learns that there is a God, and he learns of this new realm, and how
everything within it is left to his power of imagination. He is told that where
they are is supposed to be Chrisís version of heaven. He also learns that
after death, you can choose to be reborn. Chris later meets his daughter, who
has taken the physical form of an Asian girl Chris had found attractive when
they were alive, and the daughter is living in a place that is supposed to be
her version of heaven. The turning point in the movie is when Chris learns that
his wife Annie, who he learns is his soulmate, has committed suicide. He is told
that in this world, all those that kill themselves do not go where he is, but
instead to more or less a hell. Albert(Ian) and Chris get a tracker, who is the
real Albert, to go and find Annie. It turns out that Annie is living in her own
self denial, she believes she is at fault for her two childrenís deaths, and
she is cursed for eternity to believe this and to never know or understand that
she herself is dead. Chris manages to save her by being willing to spend an
eternity with her in hell. In the end the whole family is reunited and then
Chris and Annie decide to be reincarnated. I do not know what happens when we
die. In this, I mean I have had no experience such as a near death experience,
or have any physical proof that there is or not an afterlife. It is possible for
me to comprehend the possibility of an afterlife, and understand in some aspects
why many people both believe there is and is not an afterlife. Most of the movie
is probably accepted by many viewers because the majority of Americaís
population believes there is a God. Iím also sure that many of these people
probably liked the ideas