Date with an Angel could be said to be a tragi-comedy. It centers on the character of Jim Sanders (Michael Knight) who is an executive at a cosmetics company and suffers from a cancerous brain tumor and is about to marry his boss's daughter, Patty Winston (Phoebe Cates). An unnamed angel is sent originally to take Jim's soul on the night of his and Patty's engagement party but breaks one of her wings when she lands from her descent.
Furthermore, the angel doesn't yet understand any human languages. From there, the story takes a bunch of unexpected twists and turns of Jim and the angel helping each other. Date with an Angel is a story and a lesson about not cracking under pressure no matter what and doing what is yours to do no matter what the situation. It is also about the benefits and rewards of service whether paid or unpaid.