Ever since I gave Matt Damon janitorial lessons on the set of Goodwill Hunting he and I have been the closest of friends. Which is why I see every movie he makes, in 3-D when possible. But then this happened…
What this preview fails to mention is that this movie is really about angels running around in magic hats that transform ordinary doors into wormhole-stlye portals linking various parts of New York City. If that sounds like a bad plot for a movie, that’s because it is. The writing is bad, the only-you-can-make-your-own-destiny narrative is something out of a made-for-TV Disney movie starring Frankie Muniz, and the acting is mediocre. I’ve already talked to Matt about this film and apparently—and I could only think of Bowfinger when I heard this—he swears the director told him that he was making Borne Identity 4 (aka Taken 2).
Luckily, if you want to watch a movie about freewill vs. predestination, angels, and love, the much better (in every possible way) Defending Your Life is free on Youtube: