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The film opens on an accident scene on a wet rainy night in Chicago. Jennifer Lopez is a police officer at the scene and she is holding the hand of one of the victims and pleading that he hold on, not to give up and help is on the way. We never see who the victim is.
The film then switches to one year later and we again see Jennifer and discover that she is a very bitter, angry person. The reason for her anger turns out to be because she is estranged from her family.
Some time in her past she had her father arrested for beating her mother. Her father and brother have found it hard to forgive her and so she is more or less ostracized from her family.
At the same time we see her at work and all her difficulties, we see a man named Catch, (Jim Caviezel) who wanders the streets of Chicago in a Zombie-like trance, doing good deeds, trying to help anybody he meets.
He turns car lights off, he tells a young woman in his apartment building that she left her keys in the door, and...
He saves Jennifer Lopez' life.
She had been chasing a criminal who gets her gun and shoots her twice but her vest protects her. Before he can shoot again, Catch jumps the man and knocks the gun away.
Jennifer and Catch meet at a tavern and have a drink. Jennifer then takes Catch to her apartment. You can see that a romance is starting to develop between them.
They are both very private people and don't like to tell each other much about their lives, especially Catch. He doesn't want to reveal anything.
Slowly the romance develops into a very strange love affair.
One night when Catch and Lopez are going out to dinner, they pass a blues club and go in. After the band has played a number, Catch notices a trumpet setting on the bandstand. He picks the trumpet up and starts to play.
He plays wonderfully.
When he finishes, everyone applauds. The owner comes over and asks him where he's been keeping himself. He calls Catch by the name Steve Lambert. Catch denies even knowing the man.
Jennifer looks Steve Lambert up in the police files and discovers that he is the man whose hand she held in the car wreck at the beginning of the film.
Catch's wife and child died in the car wreck.
Lopez wants to help Catch heal from his emotional wounds and tries to talk about it. She tries taking him to the cemetery to see the graves of his family. He gets very upset and leaves.
Jennifer is having her own problems. Her mother and father are renewing their wedding vows and have asked her to come. She was going to go with Catch but he has not answered any of her calls.
At the reception after the wedding ceremony, she tries to talk to her father but he tells her that he feels like he doesn't have a daughter.
There is a man there videotaping the event and as she starts to leave she stops and tells the man a wonderful story about her father, playing with herself and brother when they were children.
She is deeply moved by thinking about this past occurrence and her father overhears it. You can see that he is also moved and you think they might make up. When Jennifer looks at him, he turns away.
At the same time that the wedding and reception have been going on, we see Catch in the cemetery talking to his deceased wife and child, explaining how he remembers all the wonderful moments they shared.
When Jennifer walks out of the door of the reception, Catch is standing by her car. They both have undergone emotional healings since they first met and they admit to being in love with one another.
Jennifer gets into her car and Catch starts to get in the passenger seat. He stops and tells Jennifer that he wants to drive. He hasn't driven since the accident.
They drive off together...
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