Julio is a small boy in Mexico who loses his mother. As she is dying, she promises him that she will send him an angel to take care of him. He is put in an orphanage that is nothing more than a work house. Julio escapes and meets up with some street-wise kids and they go around stealing wallets and purses from the tourists around town. Julio is remembering his mother's promise while praying at the church and a man appears as he is leaving. The man's name is Angel.
In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage.
This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes.
After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover.