Seth is an angel who accompanies the spirits of the recently dead to the ever after. Seth has never been human and so has never experienced touch or taste. When in the hospital however he comes across Dr. Maggie Rice, a brilliant young heart surgeon who is devoted to her profession and her patients. Seth has the power to let himself be seen but Maggie finds him far too mysterious. Seth also meets a patient, Nathaniel Messinger, who has news for him - he too was once an angel like Seth but chose to fall to Earth and become human. Seth makes a decision on his future, which does not turn out as he had expected.Written by
Most of the lifeguard towers, seen when Seth and Cassiel go to the beach to see the sunset with other angels, were added specially for the movie. See more »
When Maggie and Nathaniel Messinger had their first meeting she pronounces his name as Messenger, to which Nathan's wife replies that she should pronounce his name properly and later on Maggie does that, by calling Messinguer. However, Nathan himself and in front of his wife says Messenger as his surname and he isn't corrected at all in future scenes. See more »
Further Up the Road
Written by Joe M. Veasy and Don D. Robey
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of PolyGram International Music B.V.
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A Nice Romance Story
Overall, this is a nice love story that I enjoyed the first time I saw it but decreasingly so with future viewings. After three, it was enough, but that's two more than I usually watch of Meg Ryan films.
Since it's Hollywood, you know there is going to be misguided theology, in this case the subject is angels and heaven. None of the "sermons" in here are Biblical, believe me. it's really more of a love story than anything else. Plus, it's an interesting story with good visuals.
Nicholas Cage plays a likable guy. There are actually a few good messages about God and angels - mainly that they exist - and another good message being that all of us should appreciate more what we have here on earth, starting with our senses (smell, taste, touch, etc.)
Anyway, if you like a good romance story, you should like this movie.
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