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Griffin & Phoenix (2006)

GRIFFIN AND PHOENIX is a poignantly funny love story about two people who face a seemingly insurmountable obstacle that may stand between them and a last chance at love.

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Ed Stone

Writer:

John Hill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Peet ... Phoenix
Dermot Mulroney ... Griffin
Sarah Paulson ... Peri
Blair Brown ... Eve
Alison Elliott ... Terry
Lois Smith ... Dr. Imberman
Jonah Meyerson ... Kirk
Max Morris ... Andrew
Simon Jones ... Professor
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Student (as Jesse Ferguson)
Susan Pourfar ... Waitress
Omar Scroggins ... Movie Usher
Adam Kulbersh ... Stu Knoepflemacher
Adriane Lenox ... Doctor
Novella Nelson ... Maya Restaurant Owner
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A love story with no expectations.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some thematic elements, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2007 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,355,967
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A remake of the 1976 film of the same name. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Beach Stud: [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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References Scarface (1932) See more »

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Italian Movie Music
Written by Hal Beckett (as Hal Foxton Beckett)
Arranged and Produced by Roger Neill
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exquisite
20 November 2006 | by g404cSee all my reviews

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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