Watch In Dreams
- 1 hr 38 min
In Dreams is a psychological horror/thriller movie released in 1999 directed by Neil Jordan, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Bruce Robinson. The movie stars Annette Bening as Claire Cooper, a woman who has been haunted by recurring nightmares of a young girl's murder for years, which seems to be linked with her own daughter's disappearance. The other lead actors in the movie include Robert Downey Jr. as Vivian Thompson, a man who claims to be the killer from Claire's dreams, and Katie Sagona as Rebecca Cooper, Claire's daughter.
The movie opens with Claire's recurring nightmares of a young girl who is murdered, and the killer's face is not shown, leaving her uncertain of who the murderer might be. Claire, who is an illustrator for a children's book, draws the nightmares, and after her daughter's disappearance, she starts seeing some of her drawings in newspapers, connecting them to recent murders. Claire becomes convinced that her daughter is still alive and is trying to communicate with her through her dreams.
In an attempt to save her daughter and bring an end to the nightmares, Claire turns to Dr. Silverman, a therapist played by Stephen Rea, who is unable to provide the answers to her concerns. Desperate, Claire embarks on a journey that leads her to a town where she encounters a man named Vivian Thompson, who seems to be connected to the murders in her dreams. Vivian claims to be the murderer from her dreams and insists that he can lead her to her daughter.
As Claire continues her pursuit of Vivian, her sleep becomes more disturbed, and her visions of the young girl increase in intensity. Vivian takes Claire on a journey where she confronts her fears and past traumas that have led her to the present situation.
Throughout the movie, we get glimpses into the mind of Claire, as she navigates through different levels of reality and fantasy, leading up to the final confrontation with Vivian. As the story unfolds, we begin to realize that Claire's nightmares are not just about a young girl's murder, but about her own past trauma, which has been repressed for years.
The acting performances in the movie are exceptional, especially by Annette Bening, who effortlessly portrays the emotional turmoil of a mother searching for her lost child. Robert Downey Jr. as Vivian is terrific and adds a level of intensity to the character that keeps the audience on edge.
The movie is visually stunning, with its dark and surreal imagery, that heightens the sense of unease throughout the story. The soundtrack is haunting and adds to the overall ambiance of the movie.
In Dreams is a movie that delves deep into the human psyche and explores themes of trauma, loss, and the lengths a mother would go to save her child. The story keeps the audience on edge with its twists and turns, and the ending is both satisfying and thought-provoking.
Overall, In Dreams is a movie that is not easily forgotten and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.
In Dreams is a 1999 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.