Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him. Written by
Woody Harrelson's character is named Ezra, which in Hebrew means 'help' or 'assistance', hinting to the events at the end of the movie. See more »
Ben runs through the rain to the hospital. When he arrives inside his body is soaking wet, but his shirt is dry. When he walks out of the hospital, it still is pouring rain and his shirt becomes visibly soaked. When he arrives at his motel, he opens the door soaked, but his shirt is completely dry. See more »
Let me start by saying I didn't care much to see this movie. Although the trailer left much to the imagination it looked quite boring.
The majority of the movie is mysterious, slightly confusing and will have you guessing a lot. It's almost hard to believe so many loose ends could be tied up as it nears its ending, but it does, and it does so beautifully. Everything culminates in this magnificent ending that will make you want to tell everyone you meet to go see this movie now.
Also, I'm the kind of person that is not easily moved. As a matter of fact I can't even remember the last time a movie made me feel something the way this one did.
I rank this as one of the top movies of 2008, along with TDK and Slumdog Millionaire. And definitely somewhere on my all time top five.
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