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I'm surprised by the negative comments of some of the reviewers here. I must have watched the film at a good time in my life because my elderly mother, my sister, and my adult daughter watched this film with me. We found it a gentle, kind film that was touching and we can't wait until a DVD becomes available. This film is worth watching time and again. If you have no beliefs about the 'hereafter', I suppose the aggressive attack on the film might be understandable, but my family found it comforting and we have all become huge Bruce Greenwood fans after viewing this film. Although we've seen him in a number of films in a wide variety of roles, this loving performance has placed him on the top of our list of fine actors. This man has portrayed characters with no morals, a black-hearted manipulator, and then turns in a marvelous performance as a President of the U. S., but his portrayal of Zachariah - beautiful. You go, Bruce!
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Bruce Greenwood (Wild Orchid, St. Elsewhere) "Zachariah" makes a few mistakes and it is decided that he is to live as a human being for thirty days. Ossie Davis (Grumpy Old Men, Touched by an Angel) " Mordecai," is his supervisor. Melissa Gilbert 's (Little House on the Prairie) " Rebecca" husband died and "Zachariah" the soul collector, or, the angel of the death if you will, helped him to make the transition between heaven and earth. There are some complications with Rebecca's farm and Zachariah helps her out. He is allowed by the heavenly authorities to became a human and say with Rebecca and help her raise her son. They fall in love. A cute story! It is a fantasy. It is in style now to make movies about angels. The plot of this movie is similar to City of Angels, except: there is a happy ending here. I have read the Bible several times and there is nothing in the Bible that suggests that there is a possibility of angels turning into men. The movie was interesting and raised good issues.
Sometimes a movie just is what it is. No symbolism, no pretense, no art-student/film-student pontifications. It just is. I have always been a fan of Melissa Gilbert and will admit that her movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. She tends to pick things that flatter her and more often than not, raise the caliber of the "made-for-TV" drama. I saw The Soul Collector a couple of weeks ago on Lifetime and watched it from beginning to end. I had seen Bruce Greenwood in other things but he just floored me with this performance. I don't ever remember him being that handsome. And I don't EVER remember Melissa Gilbert being this sexy in a movie before. Best line: "I would trade all of eternity for one lifetime with this woman." I'm sure it comes on WE and Lifetime all the time, catch it when you can or buy it if it's on DVD. Know beforehand what you're getting and you won't be disappointed.
This movie stars Bruce Greenwood from "Nowhere Man" and "Double Jeopardy" fame, and Melissa Gilbert. Bruce Greenwood is Zacharia, a "soul collector" that neglects his duties and is banished to live as a human for one month to see how it feels to be a human. Bruce Greenwood is great in his role as a soul collector, as is Ossie Davis who stars as his superior. If your looking for a romantic, warmhearted, funny movie, this is the movie for you to watch.
I just love this movie. I know it's a sappy tearjerker but I think it's
a terrific movie. I've been a fan of Melissa Gilbert for years and
Bruce Greenwood is SO sexy. I have never been able to catch the whole
movie but what I saw was great. I also am a incurable romantic so this
movie was right up my alley.
I really believe in the great light and life after death and I can only hope that my soul collector looks like Bruce Greenwood.
This movie resembles a book I once read, "An Angel for Emily" and i enjoyed that book immensely. I don't know if this movie was taken from that book but I found both very enjoyable.
I can only hope to see more of Melissa Gilbert and definitely of Bruce Greenwood.
Sincerely, Doris Killin
All in all this was not a bad movie. Earlier in the year I attended some of the taping of this film and realized what a lot of work it was. A great job done by Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Greenwood, and of course filmed in a wonderful location. The theme was rather familiar, but whoever caught this movie on tv didn't waste any of their time. And just a little advice, visit Bastrop, Texas someday it is right next to the great town of Austin.
This movie fits right in there with my top 10! What's up with the comments from suesis? Are you kidding?! The chemistry between Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Gilbert completely steamed up my television! In fact, I wondered if there wasn't a behind-the-scenes romance going on between them! Also, about Bruce's acting...I thought it was very good and fitting. I mean, imagine if you were an angel sent down to Earth in human form as he was with all the five senses. Remember his reaction to the coffee? His reactions and acting I thought was appropriate and great! Loved the story and ending! I know it's only fiction but WOW what a love story! Personal note: I lost a 21-year-old daughter in an auto accident in 1996. After the accident I kept crying and telling God, "If I could just see her again. Just one more time." Two years later I had a dream and she appeared to me and looked just like they did in the movie. All-glowing just like they did in this movie and the love I felt coming from her was absolutely out of this world!!! Was it a dream or a vision?!
I love the soul collector. Is a very good story.
And I love the music when they are dancing but I dont know what the name
maybe you can help me to find the music. If you know the name of the
or you have the music send to my email
Sorry if my english is not very correct.
Bruce Greenwood stars in, and carries, SOUL COLLECTOR, a TV movie about a guy who welcomes souls to the afterlife. He gets involved with a farm widow (Melissa Gilbert), and things get a bit complicated from there. His handler and watcher (Ossie Davis) has to keep warning him not to get involved with humans, but Greenwood is a big softie. A simple and moving story, and Greenwood shines in his role. See him in BELOW for a totally different role. Gilbert, best known for LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, is always worth watching, but the movie belongs heart and soul to Greenwood. I could see a TV series coming from this. But that never happened. And that's probably why we ended up with the far inferior TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL and now have the mostly decent GHOST WHISPERER.
This is a wonderful movie, right there along with "It's A Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" of times past which were actually made before I was born, but I certainly came to love those movies. I don't know why people today think they have to have to have sex and violence to enjoy a movie. Also, there is a scripture that says "beware of entertaining angels unaware" (my paraphrase). There have been times in my life when I have helped someone who appeared questionable and certainly down and out, and I felt perhaps they were angels or were a test to see if I was like the Good Samaritan. I hope I passed! Take the time to enjoy this family movie with children and your elders. Everyone will enjoy it! Only the most hardhearted or jaundiced people would not enjoy it. It gets 10 stars for being a family treasure. - BeenThere
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