The question arises out of this movie, do you believe in Angels? Is there life after death? This is a philosophical question that man has been asking for thousands of years. This is a question and maybe an answer that you will see in this film.
Seth (Nicholas Cage) is an Angel. He has never been human. He has never felt or touched anything. He has never tasted anything. No smell, no hot or cold, he has never know these feelings. He is the Angel of Death for the City of Los Angeles. He helps those dying to heaven and the pearly gates. One day he is at the hospital and he allows a Doctor by the name of Maggie Rice (Meg Ryan) to visually see him. Yes Angels are allowed to do this but they don't normally do it. Now he and Maggie start to talk and actually start to like each other. Well here's the problem do you stay in heaven or do you give it up for love. Seth has been bored with his job for a very long time and he really would love to feel the touch of a beautiful woman. He would love to smell the fragrance of her hair.
One day at the hospital he runs into a patient who happens to be a formal Angel. His name is Nathaniel Messinger (Dennis Franz) and the two start to talk.
Seth has a lot to think about now and you may wonder which he chooses. Please watch the movie to find out.
Their are many ideas that you have to think about with this movie. Director Brad Silberling gives you insights to what others may feel. He leaves it up to you to truly find your own true feeling on life after death. Go on, take that first step into the unknown that we all must face one day.