Like supermodels, angels need no last names. Case in point: mournful Seth (Nicolas Cage), a sleek vision in black whom we first see drifting through lives in crisis, unseen except by the dying, the deluded and the innocent. He calms a convenience
store owner who's being held up at gun point, nudges an air traffic controller whose attention has wandered and escorts the newly dead away from their bodies and towards whatever awaits, gently asking them what it was they liked most about life. Always observers and never participants, Seth and
his fellow celestial spirits are sudden serenity in the face of turmoil, the glimmer of hope that banishes despair, the cold hand ...