George Lonegan (Matt Damon) is a sad, introverted blue-collar worker who used to be a famous, practicing psychic. But he felt that using his powers was a curse and that it prevented him from living his own life. So he keeps a low-profile. But his interfering brother (Jay Mohr of GHOST WHISPERER, CHERRY FALLS) sets up "one last job" for him, reconnecting a guy with his recently dead wife. This simply confirms to the audience that Lonegan is indeed the real deal.
In another story, in France, Marie Lelay is a famous television investigator/personality who has a near-death experience after almost dying in a tsunami. She quits her job to pursue writing a book about the experience. Because of it, she loses her boyfriend and her employment. Then, in England, there's a young boy who loses his identical twin brother in a traffic accident and can't let go of his memory.
By the end of the movie all three of these seemingly separate stories connect in a satisfying way. There's nothing profound or particularly new about this Clint Eastwood directed movie on Near-Death Experiences but it does manage to hook you in with this trio of extremely sad, human characters.