Clint Eastwood directs this drama written by Peter Morgan about contact between living people and the dead. The film intercuts three separate stories that don't converge until near the end. One centers on George (Matt Damon), a San Francisco factory worker who seemingly can connect people with their dead relatives, though he views the capability as a curse. A second story is about a Paris-based woman (Cécile de France) who is in Thailand when she has a near-death vision during a tsunami. The third story involves 12-year-old British twin boys, one of whom is killed in an accident.