The film tells three parallel stories that eventually intersect – about a French TV journalist, played by Cecile de France, who suffers a near-death experience during the Asian tsunami of 2004; a drug-addicted English single mother, played by Lyndsey Marshal, who loses one of her twin 10-year-old sons in a car accident; and Damon's character, who can talk to the dead but prefers not to.
Matt Damon stars as GEORGE, a “handsome, shy, soft-spoken” factory worker with a psychic gift he is trying to deny.
Meanwhile, across the world, two different plotlines play out that are touched by tragedy. Beautiful French journalist MARIE (played by Cecile de France) recovers from a near-death experience in the 2004 tsunami, then becomes increasingly gripped with questions about what she saw before she was revived.
At the same time in London, MARCUS loses his twin brother and shuts down emotionally while searching for any way to contact his lost family member in the afterlife.