Directed By: Vincent Ward
Written By: Richard Matheson (Novel), Ronald Bass (Screenplay)
Score: Technical:Â 85, Story: 80, Acting: 85, Overall Score: 83%
Soul mates Chris and Annie couldn’t be happier, having married each other and had two wonderful children. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes when they lose them both in a car accident, and then again for Annie many years later when Chris is killed in another accident. What Chris finds is a Paradise unlike anything he ever imagined, where he is guided by Albert, the first doctor he interned under and is helped to see his children once again. Unfortunately, when Annie takes her life in despair, she does not venture to the same plane of existence. Taking it upon him to rescue her, Chris ventures into the pit of Hell with Albert and a Tracker to save his wife from the damnation she doesn’t even know she is forcing on herself.
This film was amazing visually; it truly was a new look at heaven.Â There wasnâ€™t anything more they could have done to this film, it was top of itâ€™s game when it was made.Â If Iâ€™m not mistaken I do believe it either won or was nominated for an Oscar for that year.Â It definitely deserved for what it was nominated.
A Heart Stopper on the Roger Moore movie scale, it is a wonderful film that I feel everyone should watch at least once if not more.Â I loved this movie and Robin Williams delivers a great performance as well as the rest of the cast.Â Vincent Ward did an excellent job with this movie and I for one donâ€™t think he works enough, but only time will tell. As always be afraid, be very afraid.