In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
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
When Seth is smoking in a bar, the man smoking next to him is film director Michael Mann. See more »
When Maggie and Seth are on the floor of Maggie's uncle's cabin, Maggie's hand alternates between touching/not touching Seth's face between shots. See more »
What's that like? What's it taste like? Describe it like Hemingway.
Well, it tastes like a pear. You don't know what a pear tastes like?
I don't know what a pear tastes like to you.
Sweet, juicy, soft on your tongue, grainy like a sugary sand that dissolves in your mouth. How's that?
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The DVD contains some additional/extended scenes:
Seth studies Maggie in her home while she is preparing a bath.
Maggie's dog Earl leaves her bed at night and she turns the light on. He sits beside Seth who is watching her. As she can't see Seth she just goes back to sleep.
The first surgery scene is extended.
Maggie prepares dinner while Seth watches her.
Seth and Maggie visit Nathaniel Messinger at his bed.
After Nathaniel told Maggie that Seth can fall, she goes and searches for angels in the hospital.
A montage of small tidbits that had to be cut like Seth talking to a Vietnamese woman or him trying to feel the blowing wind at the beach.
I just watched this movie again for about the 3rd time. People say the movie is depressing, unoriginal, and boring. I'll bend on the depressing part, but the other 2 are completely un-true.
Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan give pretty good performances, nothing oscar-worthy, but it's not the acting that makes this movie great. It's beautiful. Pure heaven to the eyes and ears. While you see the wonderful scenes, and backgrounds, with wonderful color and beautiful art direction, and hear the perefectly performed and selected score in the background (with contributions from U2, Sarah McLachlan, and the surprise hit "Iris" from the Goo Goo Dolls) it doesn't really matter what kind of acting is happening. The screenplay is pretty good, but somewhat lacking, which is why I give it an 8.25 on a scale from 1-10. Its a love story, yes, and can get cheesy at points, but none the less, it's still worth seeing once or twice.
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