City of Angels
2/4/2009, reviewed by Eli Evans
A beautiful viewing experience (if you don't mind the idea of angels invisibly walking the earth in black trench coats), this movie's major worldview problems offered plenty to discuss. This is the story of a heart surgeon (Meg Ryan) who's solid atheistic foundations suddenly crumble when one of her patients dies on her table. A guardian angel (Nicholas Cage), ready to receive the dead guy's soul, admires her determination to save a life and comes to fall in love.
Exploring the glories of the human senses, this movie follows Seth as he chooses between an eternal life of no pain with musical sunrises and sunsets and an earthly life of love, touch, smell, and taste. However, we believe that angels have more purpose than hanging out at the library and patting people on the back when they have a problem. Beautifully filmed, there was much to enjoy and the worldview issues are obvious enough to be easy to talk about. Beware of one scene where Seth discovers certain aspects of his new sense of touch.
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