Metastases (2009)

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Metastases (Croatian: Metastaze) is a 2009 Croatian crime drama film about some of the most common problems in post-war Croatia, including football hooliganism, drug addiction and alcoholism. It was directed by Branko Schmidt.

Plot; The film follows the lives of four unconventional friends from a Zagreb neighbourhood – Krpa, Filip, Kizo and Dejo. All of them are football fans and Dinamo Zagreb supporters.

Krpa is an antisocial football hooligan who constantly abuses his wife. Throughout the film, he also insults and physically attacks several people who complain about his behaviour. In the final scene, he robs a betting shop and is involved in a foot chase with two police officers.

Filip is a drug addict who spent three years in a rehabilitation program in Spain. When he returns to Zagreb at the beginning of the film, his parents try to persuade him to find a job in order to prevent him from returning to his previous habits. The same day, he reunites with the remaining three members of the group at a neighbourhood bar.

Kizo is an ailurophiliac alcoholic. He lives with his mother after the death of his father. One day, he goes to the bar to meet the rest of the group, so they can go to a football match together, only to learn that they had already left the bar without waiting for him to come. He goes back home, also visiting a supermarket to buy alcoholic beverages and cat food. He is then seen drinking and taking care of a litter of kittens in his backyard.

Dejo, a Serb, is the son of a former Yugoslav officer. He is also a drug addict and owes people money. His ethnicity constantly leads to insults from Krpa, who even persuades him to kiss the Altar of the Homeland.

Along with Filip, Dejo goes to Sarajevo to buy heroin. On their way back home, they visit Filip’s aunt and uncle somewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Filip’s aunt and uncle say they would like to give his parents two bags of potatoes, but he says there is not enough space in Dejo’s car to transport the bags, so they agree to transport them on their own in a few days. Filip hides the drug inside one of the bags, but it is eventually found by the border police when the bags are transported by a neighbour of Filip’s aunt and uncle, Reuf, who did not know about the drug.

9/10

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Knowing (2009)

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Knowing is a 2009 science fiction thriller directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertainment. Knowing was filmed in Docklands Studios Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film’s Boston-area setting.

Plot: In 1959, student Lucinda Embry (Lara Robinson) hears whispers as she stares at the Sun. When her class is chosen to contribute to the school’s time capsule, each child is asked to draw what they believe the future will look like. Lucinda writes a page of seemingly random numbers and adds it to her elementary school’s time capsule, which is set to be opened in 50 years. Lucinda’s teacher calls for the pupils to finish but Lucinda continues before her teacher takes it off her desk unfinished. Lucinda then goes missing after the time capsule is dedicated, and is found by her teacher, Mrs. Taylor (Danielle Carter), in a utility closet scratching numbers into the door with her fingernails bleeding.

In 2009, Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury) is a pupil at the same elementary school. When the time capsule is opened, Caleb is supposed to read and write about some of the capsule’s contents. He’s given the page of numbers written by Lucinda. His widowed father John (Nicolas Cage), a professor of astrophysics at MIT, notices the numbers have a specific set of sequences referring to the times, number of deaths, and locations of fatal disasters over the last 50 years, including 911012996 (the date and death toll of the 9/11 attacks). The last three sets of digits on the page are dated in the immediate future.

In the following days, a car drives by the family home with two strangers. They give Caleb a small smooth stone. Caleb later dreams of one of the strange men, who points to the window showing the world on fire with burning animals running out from a forest.

John tracks down Lucinda’s daughter Diana (Rose Byrne) and granddaughter Abby. Though initially apprehensive and scared, after seeing one of the number sets result in another disaster, Diana decides to help John. She says that her mother used to hear voices and that the next (and also last) date in the document, October 19, was the day Lucinda always said Diana would die. Searching Lucinda’s mobile home, they find pictures of the disasters she predicted, a copy of Matthäus Merian’s engraving of Ezekiel’s “chariot vision”, and a pile of small smooth stones near Lucinda’s bed. The last number in the document appears to be “33” but they notice that it is really “EE” written backwards. They figure out that EE means “Everyone Else,” representing an Extinction Level Event that no one will escape .

The next day, John has a sudden revelation and rushes them to the MIT observatory, where he discovers that a massive solar flare will soon reach Earth, making it uninhabitable. John and Diana argue over what is best to do to prepare for the incoming solar flare. After the argument, Diana leaves with both children. While Diana stops for gas, an emergency broadcast is transmitted to alert the world of the solar flare. While on the phone with John, the strangers take the children. Diana chases after them but is hit by a truck. John, rushing to catch up with them, arrives just as Diana dies at exactly midnight of October 19 and finds the smooth, black stone in Diana’s hand. He goes back to Lucinda’s mobile home, finding the children and the strangers waiting in a dry river bed covered with the similar black stones. A space ship descends from the sky. John is refused entry and the ship departs with the children. A distant shot shows many similar space ships leaving Earth.

The next morning John drives to his estranged father’s home. John and his family embrace as the flare incinerates the planet, destroying everything and everyone. Caleb and Abby are deposited by the beings on an Earth-like planet. In the final scene, they are seen running through a beautiful field of wheat towards a giant white tree which resembles the Tree of Life.

9/10

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Mamma Mia (2008)

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Mamma Mia! (promoted as Mamma Mia! The Movie) is a 2008 British-American-Swedish musical romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West end/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson. (source Wikipedia)

Plot: On a Greek island called Kalokairi, bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan posts three wedding invitations (“I Have a Dream”) to different men.

Sophie’s bridesmaids, Ali and Lisa, arrive. Sophie reveals that she found her mother’s diary and has three possible fathers: Irish-American architect Sam Carmichael, Swedish adventurer and writer Bill Anderson, and British banker Harry Bright. As Sophie wants her father to give her away at the altar, she invited them without telling her mother, believing that after she spends time with them she will know who her father is (“Honey, Honey”). Villa owner Donna Sheridan, Sophie’s mom, is ecstatic to reunite with her former Dynamos bandmates, wisecracking author Rosie Mulligan and wealthy multiple divorcée Tanya Chesham-Leigh, and reveals her bafflement at her daughter’s desire to get married. Donna shows off the villa to Rosie and Tanya (“Money, Money, Money”). The three men arrive; Sophie smuggles them to their room and explains that she sent the invitations. She begs them to hide so Donna will have a surprise at the wedding: seeing the old friends of whom she “so often” favourably speaks. They overhear Donna working (humming “Fernando”) and swear not to reveal her secret.

Donna spies them and is dumbfounded to find herself facing former lovers (“Mamma Mia”), and is adamant that they leave. She confides in Tanya and Rosie (“Chiquitita”) that she is uncertain which of the men is Sophie’s father. Tanya and Rosie rally her spirits by getting Donna to dance with the female staff and islanders (“Dancing Queen”). Sophie finds the men aboard Bill’s yacht, and they sail around Kalokairi (“Our Last Summer”) and tell stories of Donna as a carefree girl. Sophie plans to tell her fiancé Sky about her ploy, but loses her nerve. Sky and Sophie sing to each other (“Lay All Your Love on Me”), but Sky is snatched for his bachelor party.

At Sophie’s bachelorette party, Donna, Tanya and Rosie perform as Donna and The Dynamos (“Super Trouper”). The festivities are interrupted by the arrival of Sam, Bill and Harry. Sophie decides to talk with each of her prospective dads alone. While her girlfriends dance with the men (“Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”), Sophie learns from Bill that Donna received the money to invest in her villa from his great aunt Sofia. Sophie guesses she must be Sofia’s namesake and Bill is her father. She asks him to give her away and keep their secret from Donna until the wedding. Sophie’s happiness is short-lived as Sam and Harry each tell her they must be her dad and will give her away (“Voulez-Vous”). Sophie cannot tell them the truth and, overwhelmed by the consequences of her actions, faints.

In the morning, Rosie and Tanya assure Donna they will take care of the men. Bill and Harry are about to confide in each other, but are interrupted by Rosie. Donna confronts Sophie, believing Sophie wants the wedding stopped. Sophie says that all she wants is to avoid her mother’s mistakes. Donna is accosted by Sam, concerned about Sophie getting married so young. Donna confronts him and they realize they still have feelings for each other (“SOS”). Tanya and young Pepper continue their flirtations from the previous night (“Does Your Mother Know”). Sophie confesses to Sky and asks for his help. He reacts angrily to Sophie’s deception and she turns to her mother for support. As Donna helps her daughter dress for the wedding, their rift is healed and Donna reminisces about Sophie’s childhood and how quickly she has grown (“Slipping Through My Fingers”). Donna admits that her own mother disowned her when she learned that she was pregnant. Sophie asks Donna to give her away. As the bridal party walks to the chapel, Sam intercepts Donna. She reveals the pain she felt over losing him (“The Winner Takes It All”).

Sophie and Donna walk down the aisle as the band plays “Knowing Me, Knowing You”. Donna tells Sophie that her father could be any of the three men. Sam reveals that while he left to get married, he did not go through with it, and returned to find Donna with another man. Harry confesses that Donna was the first and last woman he loved and he has begun a relationship with a waiter from the taverna. The men agree that they would be happy to be one-third of a father for Sophie. She tells Sky they should postpone their wedding and travel the world as they have wanted. Sam proposes to Donna (“I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”). She accepts and they are married. At the reception, Sam sings to Donna (“When All Is Said and Done”), which prompts Rosie to make a play for Bill (“Take a Chance on Me”). All the couples present proclaim their love (“Mamma Mia” reprise). Sophie and Sky sail away (“I Have a Dream” reprise).

During the principal credits, Donna, Tanya and Rosie reprise “Dancing Queen”, followed by “Waterloo” with the rest of the cast. Amanda Seyfried sings “Thank You for the Music” over the end credits, followed by an instrumental of “Does Your Mother Know”.

10/10

The Brave One (2007)

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The Brave One is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan, produced by Joel Silver, and starring Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard. (Source:Wikipedia)

Plot; As radio show host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) and her fiancé David (Naveen Andrews) are walking their dog at night at Stranger’s Gate in New York’s Central Park, they are attacked by three violent criminals who film the whole attack on their phones. David dies from his injuries, and Erica, while seriously injured, survives. Angry and traumatized, she attempts to purchase a gun. Terrified and unwilling to wait the month required to obtain a gun legally, she buys a Kahr K9 semi-automatic pistol from a black market gun dealer.

When she stops at a convenience store, a man comes in screaming at the female cashier for not allowing him to see his kids, and shoots her. The killer then hears Erica’s cell phone ringer, whilst attempting to clear out the till, and stalks her in the aisles. Just as the killer is about to find her, Erica is overcome with fear and shoots through the aisles and kills him. On another night, two street thugs harass and threaten passengers in a subway car. The passengers all leave at the next stop except Erica. When the thugs, amazed that she wasn’t threatened enough to leave, take it as a challenge and threaten her with a knife, Erica shoots them both dead. Another night, she attempts to save a prostitute by threatening the brutal pimp with her pistol. When he attempts to run them down with his car in retaliation, she shoots him in the head, but not before he runs over the prostitute. The prostitute is injured, but lives, and is taken to the hospital. All the while, Erica attempts to track down the thugs who killed David.

She strikes up a friendship with Detective Sean Mercer (Terrence Howard) who is investigating the vigilante crimes and who is initially unaware of her role in the deaths. Erica, in trying to find out if the detective is close to solving her case as well as the vigilante killings, pretends to want to interview Mercer. During the interview the detective asks her how she pulled it back together after her tragedy. She replies that she didn’t, she had to become a different person to the one she was before. They talk several times after. Erica’s boss gets her to take calls on her radio show to solicit the public’s opinion on the vigilante killings. The various responses almost get her to confess to the killings, but once at the police station she’s unable to bring herself to do so. Mercer tells Erica about a criminal he has been pursuing for a long time who has allegedly committed several murders, but Mercer is unable to bring him to justice.

When Erica kills the suspect that Detective Mercer had long been after, Mercer comes to suspect her as the killer. He attempts to set a trap for Erica by taking her along with him to interview the prostitute she had saved before, but the prostitute does not let on that she knows Erica. When Mercer is finally able to interview one of the subway car passengers he gets a description of the probable vigilante, and learns that it is a female rather than male as previously suspected. When the police bring in Erica to identify one of the suspects in her attack, she recognizes one of them but does not identify him. After, Mercer meets Erica for coffee during which he hints that he suspects her as the probable vigilante.

Informed by the police that they found her engagement ring at a pawn shop, she manages to hunt down a phone number at the pawn shop. With the phone number she is able to track down one of the attacker’s ex-girlfriends, who witnessed the whole attack but is too frightened to rat on them, fearing a similar reprisal. However, she forwards the video recording of Erica’s attack to Erica’s phone. Erica almost breaks down on seeing the video, then forwards it to detective Mercer. Erica, now armed with positive visual identification of all three attackers, is able to track them down.

At the climax of the film, Erica finds and confronts the thugs responsible for David’s murder. She kills two, finding and releasing her dog in the process (whom they had stolen and kept after the attack) and struggles with the third. Mercer arrives on the scene just as the third attacker had taken the upper hand and disarmed Erica, holding her in a chokehold, and attempts to arrest him. Erica then retrieves her weapon and attempts to execute the thug. Mercer persuades Erica to lower the gun, but after looking into her begging eyes, hands her his own in order for her to use a legal weapon to kill the last thug. The thug begs to be arrested instead, insisting that it’s Mercer’s job to do so. But then Erica kills the thug, then Mercer insists that Erica should wound him (Mercer) to help frame a story which blames the thugs as the vigilante killers. Mercer places Erica’s gun in the last thug’s dead hand and Erica leaves the scene, eventually being rejoined by her dog in Central Park.

9/10

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She’s the Man (2006)

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She’s the Man is a 2006 American romantic film directed by Andy Fickman, inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. The film stars Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, and Vinnie Jones.

Plot: Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) is a teenage girl who plays for her high school soccer team. When the school suddenly cuts the girls’ team, Viola requests to join the boys’ team instead but is refused by their misogynistic coach. Meanwhile her twin brother, Sebastian (James Kirk) is supposed to enroll in Illyria, an elite boarding school, but he secretly goes to London for a contest with his fledging band instead. Viola agrees to cover for him by informing the school he is sick but, unbeknownst to him, she decides to pass herself off as Sebastian in hopes of joining their boy’s team and beating Cornwall in an upcoming game to prove their coach and her cocky ex-boyfriend, Justin (Robert Hoffman), wrong. With the help of her stylist friend, Paul (Jonathan Sadowski), she is transformed into “Sebastian” and joins Illyria in his place.

While moving in, she meets her roommate, Duke Orsino (Channing Tatum), an attractive soccer player and Illyria’s team captain. During tryouts, Viola fails to impress Coach Dinklage (Vinnie Jones) and is assigned to second string, much to her dismay. Her teammates including Duke initially dislike “Sebastian” due to his awkward and strange behaviour. However, with help from Paul once again, they begin to accept him into their social circle. At one point, Sebastian’s arrogant girlfriend, Monique (Alex Breckenridge), who is unaware that he is in London almost catches Viola but she manages to escape, “breaking up” with Monique in the process. “Sebastian” then gets the popular and pretty Olivia (Laura Ramsey) as his lab partner, which frustrates Duke as he has feelings for her. “Sebastian” agrees to put in a good word for Duke if he promises to train him to be a better soccer player. Coach Dinklage eventually notices “Sebastian’s” effort and improvement, thus promoting him to first string.

At the Junior League carnival that the siblings promised their mother to attend, “Sebastian” is forced to switch between herself (Viola) and Sebastian while trying to avoid their mother and Monique. At the kissing booth, Olivia’s shift is over right before Duke gets to kiss her. It is now Viola’s shift instead and the two share a passionate kiss, only to be interrupted by Justin followed by a fist fight between Duke and Justin. Duke expresses to “Sebastian” that he might move on from Olivia as he is starting to like Viola now. Viola is delighted as she secretly feels the same way.

Olivia who now has a crush on “Sebastian” asks Duke out on a date in hopes that it will make “Sebastian” jealous. Viola who is unaware of Olivia’s true intentions is enraged instead because Duke has now abandoned his interest in Viola. When Viola finds out the truth, she encourages Olivia to tell Sebastian directly about her feelings.

The situation becomes even more complicated when the real Sebastian returns from London a day early unbeknownst to Viola. As soon as he arrives at Illyria, Olivia confesses her feelings and kisses him. Duke, seeing this, believes his roommate has betrayed him. When “Sebastian” returns to their room, the two have an argument and Duke kicks him out. The real Sebastian returns to the room much later when Duke is asleep. Viola stays in Eunice’s room for the night but oversleeps and misses the first half of the game. The real Sebastian is mistaken for his sister’s impersonation of him and winds up poorly playing his sister’s game instead. Monique, along with Illyria’s pesky dorm director (and Olivia’s stalker) Malcolm, report to Principal Gold (David Cross) of Viola’s impersonation, believing them, he halts the game and informs the crowd that Sebastian is a girl. The real Sebastian being present at the time proves himself to be male by exposing his genitals (off-screen). At half-time, Viola explains the situation to Sebastian and they switch places again.

Duke, still furious at “Sebastian”, refuses to cooperate with him on the field. Determined to fix amends with Duke, “Sebastian” explains the truth that he is actually Viola, convincing Duke and everyone else by exposing her breasts (off-screen). Coach Drinklage agrees to let Viola play anyway, sternly informing Cornwall’s misogynistic coach that Illyria doesn’t discriminate based on gender. Illyria wins the game when Viola scores a goal, finally humiliating Justin and the rest of the Cornwall boys.

Everyone at Illyria celebrates their victory over Cornwall, except for Duke who is hurt at Viola’s deception. She invites Duke to her debutante ball, but he doesn’t respond to her invitation. At the ball, Viola is skeptical that Duke will show up but he eventually does just in time to escort her on stage, where they share a kiss. At the end of the film, Viola and Duke are shown happily playing on Illyria’s soccer team together.

9/10

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Into The Blue (2005)

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Into the Blue is a 2005 American romantic action-thriller film starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Scott Caan. The film was directed by actor John Stockwell, and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures. (source;Wikipedia)

Plot;  A sea plane flying in a stormy night malfunctions and crashes in the sea off the coast of the Bahamas.

Jared (Paul Walker) and Sam (Jessica Alba) are two lovers living a rustic life in a trailer, next to the beach in the Bahamas. Sam works as a guide in the local aquatic theme park, “Atlantis”, and Jared has worked a number of odd jobs in his field of passion, diving. His real dream, though, is finding one of many merchant and pirate ships lost in the waters around the Bahamas, many of them with large amounts of gold on board. Derek Bates has similar dreams and a better boat, but Jared is not interested in working for him.

Jared’s brother Bryce (Scott Caan) and his girlfriend Amanda (Ashley Scott) come to visit, as Bryce, a lawyer in New York City, has acquired the use of a luxury vacation house from a client he defended. While snorkeling that day, Jared comes across artifacts from the sea bed, that seem to stem from a ship wreck. The four of them investigate and find several other pieces that turn out to be the remains of a legendary French pirate ship, the Zephyr, lost as the pirate made his getaway. They also discover the same crashed plane and its cargo of cocaine, with no apparent survivors. While at a local night club, Bryce gets into a fight with the owner Primo (Tyson Beckford), who turns out to be an associate of a drug lord Reyes (James Frain) to whom the cocaine belonged to in the first place, before leaving.

The next day, Jared, Bryce, and Amanda are being threatened aboard Reyes’s boat, and are forced to hand over the cocaine to him, otherwise they will face consequences, and Sam will be held hostage. Back on land, the trio breaks the bad news to Sam, who is heartbroken that Jared would violate his principles and work for drug lords. He tries to convince her, but she leaves him, saying that ‘they’ are over. During nightfall, Jared, Bryce, and Amanda decide to handover the cocaine to Reyes, to resolve the problem. They dive at the plane wreck to salvage the cocaine and more artifacts. As they are moving the cocaine packs from the plane to their boat, Amanda is attacked and bitten on the leg by a tiger shark. They immediately rush to shore, leaving the cocaine at the dive site. She is brought to the hospital where she dies from the bite. Hearing of the tragedy, Sam comes to the hospital, and reunites with Jared, mourning for the loss of Amanda.

Meanwhile, Sam insists on going to the police, and goes to the home of one of their friends, a local cop named Roy (Dwayne Adway). Roy is soon killed and Sam is held hostage aboard the Sea Robin; one of the boats of Derek Bates. It turns out that Bates was partners with Reyes, and the force behind him. When Reyes tried to cut Bates out Bates executed Reyes and his crew. Meanwhile, Jared and Bryce learn of Sam’s captivity, and heads off to rescue her.

They sneak below water, intending to have a surprise attack on one of Bates’ men. A fight ensues underwater, with Bates’ men being killed off one by one. On the surface, Sam struggles to escape the Sea Robin, with one of the accomplices in pursuit across the vessel. Below, Jared and Bates are the only ones left. Jared confronts Bates, in the plane and fights him. In the chaos, he uses an air tank as a missile by hammering off the valve. Bates escapes it, but as it hits the fuel tank at the back of the plane, it causes the entire plane to explode, killing Bates. Sam jumps into the water and rescues Jared, fearing for Jared’s life.

Six weeks later, the trio is salvaging the Zephyr. While trying to bring an old cannon to the surface, the rope breaks and the cannon sinks back down breaking a part of the ship. Jared is ready to call it a night, but Bryce dives in again and shouts that he has found gold.

8/10

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Just like Heaven (2005)

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Just Like Heaven is an American romantic comedy fantasy film released on September 16, 2005, in the United States and Canada. Set in San Francisco, it was directed by Mark Waters, starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, and Jon Heder. It is based on the novel If Only It Were True (Et si c’était vrai…) by Marc Levy. Steven Spielberg obtained the rights to produce the film out of the book. (source;Wikipedia)

Plot;  Elizabeth Masterson (Witherspoon), a young emergency medicine physician whose work is her whole life, is in a serious car accident while on her way to a blind date. Three months later, David Abbott (Ruffalo), a landscape architect recovering from the sudden death of his wife, moves into the apartment that had been Elizabeth’s, after ‘discovering’ it in what seems to be a ‘fateful’happenstance.

Elizabeth’s spirit begins to appear to David in the apartment with ghostly properties and abilities that make it clear that something is not right. She can suddenly appear and disappear, walk or move through walls and objects, and once takes over his actions. When they meet, they are both surprised, as Elizabeth is still unaware of her recent history and refuses to think she is dead. David tries to have her spirit exorcised from the apartment, but to no avail. Since only David can see and hear her, others think that he is hallucinating and talking to himself.

David and Elizabeth’s spirit begin to ‘bond’, as much as that is possible, and he takes her out-of-town to a beautiful landscaped garden he designed. Elizabeth tells him she senses she has ‘been there’ before, and, in fact, the garden was something she was dreaming of in the opening scenes of the film, wherein-after she was awakened by a colleague from cat-napping after working a 26-hour shift in the hospital.

Together, assisted by a psychic bookstore clerk, Darryl (Heder), Elizabeth and David find out who she is, what happened to her, and why they are connected. She is not dead, but in a coma, her body being kept on life support at the hospital where she used to work. When David discovers that in accordance with her living will, she will soon be allowed to die, he tries to prevent this by telling Elizabeth’s sister, Abby, that he can see her and what the situation involves. It is revealed that one of Elizabeth’s young nieces can also sense her presence.

Abby thinks David is mentally disturbed and drives him out of her house. Desperate, David decides to prevent Elizabeth’s death by stealing her body from the hospital. He asks J.J, his friend, to help him and it is discovered that J.J is actually the former boyfriend of Abby, and he had set up a blind date for David with Elizabeth, the night of the accident. The reason David can see Elizabeth is that they were meant to meet. He then admits to J.J and Elizabeth that he loves her and that is the reason he doesn’t want her to die. He has ‘gotten past’ the death of his wife. While stealing Elizabeth’s body, they are quickly discovered in the hospital. The security guards find them, pulling J.J away from Elizabeth’s body, but when he is grabbed, her breathing tube is removed. David gets away from the guards a bit longer, but Elizabeth is now dying. David frantically kisses the dying Elizabeth, breathing some air into her lungs, while her spirit begins to fade away. Then, amazingly, her heartbeat returns and she miraculously awakens from the coma. However, the recovered Elizabeth doesn’t remember anything that happened during the coma or any of the events with David, who leaves the hospital in sadness.

Sometime later, Elizabeth goes back to her apartment. She is drawn up to the roof of the building, which has been transformed into a beautiful landscaped garden. She finds David there, who has gotten in with a spare key Elizabeth’s spirit had shown him. Just as he is about to leave, she asks for her key back. When their hands touch, her memory of the events during her coma are restored, and they kiss.

8/10

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