Robin Williams: What Dreams May Come

The world has lost a comedy icon and genuine soul, yet heaven has a lot to be looking forward to knowing they get a front row seat to this comedic genius.

I'm here to talk about my favorite Robin Williams movie. From Jumanji to Aladdin, to Dead Poets Society and Mrs Doubtfire, Robin has played hilarious roles that really sparked my childhood with joy. Yet, none of those movies are my favorite. My favorite is, without a doubt, What Dreams May Come.

What Dreams May Come is a film that plays around with the ideas of heaven and hell, eternity, life and death, suicide, soul mates and twin flames, true love, and so on. If you know me, you know I am absolutely fascinated with these ideas and when its incorporated into a piece of art - I have to see it. I feel like nowadays films, books and tv shows very rarely bring up these subjects because it may offend someone or may come off wrongly. However, this movie is absolutely beautiful to me in every single way possible. I don't want to spoil it for you, but Robin Williams dies at the beginning of the movie. He explores the afterlife with his dog, his kids, and later on, his eternal lover. He meets new people, gets to live in his dream house, and see the beauty of everything around him.

Richard Matheson, the creator of this lovely film, died about a year ago. He was a very smart yet spiritual man who incorporated his ideas of the "supernatural" into art. "I think What Dreams May Come is the most important book I’ve written. It has caused a number of readers to lose their fear of death — the finest tribute any writer could receive." Matheson believed that death was only but a veil, a veil that we could not see behind. But with a little hope and soul searching, we could find out what lies behind that veil. 

Robin Williams' performance in this film is phenomenal and reassuring. You see true happiness and true pain in his eyes throughout the film, and I think it's worth watching. May Robin Williams' eternity be a blessed one. 

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