A man (Hayden Christensen) recounts his moments after a horrible car accident, when he was declared dead and he describes being taken to heaven. Also with Kate Bosworth, Hudson Meek, Bobby Batson, Elizabeth Hunter, David Clyde Carr, Catherine Carlen and Dwight Yoakam. Directed by Michael Polish. [2:01]
SEX/NUDITY 1 - A husband and his wife kiss. A husband and his wife flirt and hug and dance briefly before being interrupted by their young children; they then kiss tenderly.
► A woman wears a low-cut blouse that reveals cleavage.
VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A car traveling on a rain-slicked bridge is struck by a semi-truck and we see the driver of the car being thrown and then left motionless, bloody and covered with glass; he is declared dead at the scene and we see the accident sequence several more times in flashbacks.
► A nurse is shown using a wrench to tighten screws on an apparatus on a man's leg and we see the man grimacing and hear him moaning We see a man's leg with a large metal frame around it and screws going through the leg; there are also large, heavy stitches and scars seen on his leg and his arm. We see a badly injured and blood-covered man in an ER where a doctor orders IVs, oxygen, etc. We see a badly injured and blood-covered man in an ER and we see shards of glass sticking out of his face and forehead. A badly injured man is shown with his eye completely swollen shut in many scenes (the skin is purple and stretched). A badly injured man moans and screams in pain pleading fro more medicine after a car accident. A man thrashes in pain and yells when he has a flashback to an accident. A doctor describes a man's injuries and we see X-rays of his legs and that the bones have been pulverized. We hear that a man has pneumonia in both lungs. A doctor describes how they are going to try to save a man's leg; otherwise it will be amputated.
► An officer reaches into a wrecked and crumpled car and declares that the man inside is dead (we do not see the man). An EMT says, "I got no pulse at all" when he examines a man in a wrecked car after an accident. A man says, "I died on January 18th, 1989," and "I was 38 years old." A man talks about having had a heart attack and that he recovered. A man says that he got a traffic ticket for not wearing his seatbelt. An officer describes a body as "mangled," and "You have never seen worse," and another man says, "Try being a medic in Vietnam." A man says, "You're gonna have to run over me," unless EMTs check a man in a wrecked car. We hear that a man has had 34 surgeries.
► A nurse pounds on a man's chest when he appears to not be breathing well and she tells him to breathe. A doctor yells at a man and tells him to breathe while forcing a plastic tube into his mouth (the man coughs); the doctor threatens, "I may have to resort to a ventilator." A badly injured man with a brace around his leg gets out of bed and takes two small steps before falling of the floor (he laughs). A badly injured man says, "I don't know if I want to make it" and "I'm ready to die." A man says, "Heaven is my home now."
► A man yells that a badly injured man in a wrecked car is alive and EMTs reluctantly check the man again (they have already declared him dead), and then cut him out of the wreckage (we see the man's very bloody face, head and limbs). A woman yells and screams and pounds on the steering wheel of her car.
► A wife panics when medics and firefighters are at her house and her husband is seen in the bathroom as he tells her that a metal brace on his leg got stuck in the toilet seat. We see a teen girl in a wheel chair with her leg in a metal brace and screws going through her leg (we hear that one of her legs is shorter than the other). We see a teen boy in a wheelchair with a metal brace on his leg and he says that he was injured in a skiing accident.
► A husband tells his wife that it is not a good idea to send their children to be with their grandparents while he recovers in a hospital. A woman will not look at or go into the hospital room of her adult son after a car accident. A badly injured man's father whispers into his ear, "I'd give anything to trade places with you." A man tells a woman that her husband is in bad shape and has no will to live. A husband asks his wife, "Why did you let them do this to me?" A badly injured man will not speak and his wife pleads with him to speak to her (he does not). A man describes an accident scene and when he went to heaven. A man describes a teen boy as living the Christian lifestyle and that he was killed in a car accident. A man describes a young man as drowning in a lake.
► A nurse asks a man if he has had a bowel movement today. A man breathes deeply and says that he feels like he wants to vomit (he does not). A dog urinates on the floor (we see the stream). A woman says, "It's smells like pee in here."
PROFANITY 1 - 2 scatological terms (1 mild, 1 clinical), name-calling (raging hypocrite), 12 religious exclamations (in praise or pleading for help; e.g. Jesus, Oh Jesus, I Pray God, What A Friend We Have in Jesus, Praise God, God Help Me, God Help Us, Oh God, Lord, Oh Lord). [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A man is shown in many hospital scenes with an IV in his arm, and a nurse instructs a man in a hospital on how to self-dose pain medication and we see the man pressing a button to release more medicine in a few scenes.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Heaven, death, accidental death, faith, power of prayer, certainty of God's will, traffic accidents, health insurance, signs, uncertainty, poor judgment, pity, survival, grace, joy, sense of loss.
MESSAGE - Find your purpose. You can have hope without faith but you cannot have faith without hope.