The closest thing Cusack's character has to a personality trait is his obsession with stalking a woman, whom for all he knows, has moved on. Beckinsale is no more likable; she's a staunch new age determinist. Why didn't writers of this movie feel the need to develop characters, you ask? Because premise of the movie ensures that all plot movement result from deus ex machina. Does include a notable Kenny G parody tho.