"City of Angels" is a story of romance and desire starring Academy Award-winner NICOLAS CAGE and two-time Golden Globe-nominee MEG RYAN; two souls, one mortal and one celestial, must struggle with their willingness-- and finally, their need -- to sacrifice everything familiar for the sake of love.
Nicolas Cage plays Seth, a restless angel on duty in Los Angeles, who encounters Dr. Maggie Rice (Meg Ryan), a pragmatic heart surgeon whose sense of control is deeply shaken by losing a patient on her table for no apparent reason. Although Seth is there to aid the dying man, he is immediately drawn to Maggie and wants to help her overcome her crisis of confidence. In the process, he falls in love with her and longs for the sensory world he has observed but cannot experience. Finally, despite its risks, Seth takes the unusual step of becoming visible to Maggie, changing from an imperceptible spirit to a mysterious stranger.
Maggie is intrigued and captivated by Seth, but as their passion for each other deepens, she questions the sanity of loving this perfect man with no past, a man who challenges her most closely held beliefs about the place of faith in her life. Maggie becomes confused, frightened, angry and bewildered by her vulnerability to Seth ­p; but beyond all of those emotions, she falls more deeply in love with him than she ever believed possible.
How important, how necessary is love? Is it valuable enough to make both of these very certain individuals surrender their certainty?