Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got ... See full summary »
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.
Packard Schmidt is a burnt-out, middle-aged college English professor. In a desperate attempt to restore some sense of vitality to his lonely existence he embarks on a series of impulsive ... See full summary »
Griffin is divorced, living in a flat in Manhattan while his sons and ex live in the family home in Westchester. He gets bad news from his oncologist: cancerous lesions have spread through his chest, and he has only a year or so to live. He audits a psychology class on death and dying at a nearby college where he chats up a woman who turns out to be an assistant dean. She's Phoenix; she smiles but keeps her distance, warming to him slowly. He tells her nothing of his situation. At his apartment a few days later, she finds a stash of books on death, dying, and terminal illness: will she put two and two together, and what will she do about it?Written by
A remake of the 1976 film of the same name. See more »
At the beginning of the movie the doctor tells Griffin that he has like 12 to 14 lesions in his lungs and gives him about 2 years to live. It might be possible to extend his life that long, but only with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. But if Griffin was that far along, and he did not get any treatments, he would surely be weak, tired, coughing, weight loss etc... later on in the movie. The disease would start to worsen sooner rather than later. See more »
[Giving instructions to Griffin ]
You get scared up there, something goes wrong just scream like a little girl. We can't hear you anyways.
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Dermot Mulroney delivers a spectacular performance in Griffin and Phoenix, which premiered on Lifetime this evening. Mulroney is Griffin, a New Yorker who learns he has cancer and has but a year or two at the most to live. Griffin meets Phoenix (Amanda Peet, at her best) while taking a class at a university, and he pursues her, not telling her he has cancer. As the two grow closer, he learns something about her he did not expect.
Exquisite and bittersweet are two adjectives that come to mind when I think of this movie. This is a love story, a beautiful story that reminded me how important and short life is. The water tower and lake scenes were amazing. Grab a box of tissues, you will need them. Easily the best I have seen from Lifetime this year.
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