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Patch Adams/What Dreams May Come [2 Discs] (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (Eng/Fre)

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    Rating Breakdown

    67%
    (2 Reviews)
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    33%
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    Plot:
    4.7
    Cinematography:
    4
    Acting:
    4.7
    DVD Extras:
    3.7

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Rating Breakdown

    67%
    (2 Reviews)
    0%
    (0 Reviews)
    33%
    (1 Review)
    0%
    (0 Reviews)
    0%
    (0 Reviews)
    Plot:
    4.7
    Cinematography:
    4
    Acting:
    4.7
    DVD Extras:
    3.7

    For Parents

    Age
    12
    Common Sense Media Says:
    True-story medical tale is made shallow and sentimental.

    Special Features

    • Patch Adams
    • The medicinal value of laughter
    • Feature commentary with director Tom Shadyac
    • Outtakes
    • What Dreams May Come
    • Feature commentary with director Vincent Ward
    • About the visual effects
    • "Making of" featurette
    • Alternate ending
    • And much more!

    Synopsis

    Includes:
  • What Dreams May Come (1998), MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Patch Adams (1998), MPAA Rating: PG-13

    What Dreams May Come
    Based on a metaphysical 1978 novel by science fiction and horror author Richard Matheson, this romantic fantasy-drama won an Oscar for its expensive and impressive visual vistas depicting an imaginative afterlife. Robin Williams stars as Chris Nielsen, a doctor who has suffered with his artist wife Annie (Annabella Sciorra) through the devastating loss of their children, Marie and Ian, who were killed in a car accident. Although Annie's all-consuming depression nearly destroyed their marriage, the couple rebuilt their relationship and are now living out a comfortable middle age. Stopping one night to help a motorist in a wreck, Chris is struck by a car and killed. At first confused about where he is, Chris meets Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a spiritual guide who helps him to realize he's passed away and that he must move on to the next world. After trying with only limited success to communicate with the devastated Annie, Chris moves on and discovers an afterlife that can become whatever one envisions, where even his pet dog awaits him. What Chris envisions as paradise are the paintings of his wife, and he happily takes up residence there, awaiting the far-off day when Annie will eventually join him. He also meets his children, although they have chosen different appearances than the ones they had in life. Then tragedy strikes when Annie, inconsolable, commits suicide and goes to Hell. Although it is rarely done, Chris insists on traveling there, risking his eternal soul to save the woman he loves. Accompanied part of the way by Albert and a wizened guide called The Tracker (Max von Sydow), Chris finally reaches Annie in Hell, and must convince her of the truth in order to release her from her dark prison. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Patch Adams
    The fact-based story of an unconventional physician who attempted to heal patients with laughter, based on his own book and mixing equal doses of scatological humor and pathos. Robin Williams stars as Hunter Adams, a troubled young man who commits himself to a mental institution in the late 1960s. His experiences there convince Adams to become a doctor, and he enrolls in medical school, where he is appalled at the cold, clinical professionalism that alienates patients from their caregivers. Determined to provide emotional and spiritual relief as well as medicine, Adams clowns around for his patients, getting to know them personally. Although his efforts seem to work wonders and the hospital nursing staff is grateful for the levity Adams provides, his methods alienate his uptight roommate Mitch (Philip Seymour Hoffman) as well as the staff and faculty of his school. Adams perseveres, however, even starting his own low-cost rural clinic called the Gesundheit Institute, and wooing a pretty fellow student, Carin (Monica Potter). Tragedy strikes, and Adams' career is put in jeopardy, forcing him to defend his style and philosophy before a board of jurists determined to bar him from practicing medicine. Patch Adams (1998) was produced by former M*A*S*H (1972-83) star Mike Farrell, who met the real-life Adams when the offbeat doctor served as an advisor to the actor's popular TV series. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Cast & Crew

    • Robin Williams
      Robin Williams - Patch Adams
    • Daniel London
      Daniel London - Trumen
    • Monica Potter
      Monica Potter - Carin
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman
      Philip Seymour Hoffman - Mitch
    • Bob Gunton
      Bob Gunton - Dean Walcott
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