The premise is this: scientists Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace (Louise Fletcher and Christopher Walken) have been experimenting with a device that can get into the brain to record emotions and sensations, so that another person can then play them back and experience them as if
firsthand. The device would permit the second subject to feel what it is to die, for example. This could have been a wonderful film, but the makers fell in love with the hardware and forgot the humanity. BRAINSTORM is chockablock with special effects that sometimes obstruct rather than enhance the
story. The film cost $18 million, $6 million of which came from the insurance company that c...