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Griffin & Phoenix (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 January 2007 (Russia)
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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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Cast

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Griffin
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Peri
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Eve
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Terry
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Dr. Imberman
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Kirk
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Andrew
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Stu Knoepflemacher
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Doctor
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A love story with no expectations.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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18 January 2007 (Russia)  »

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Love in Manhattan  »

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Goofs

When the doctor is showing an X-Ray at the beginning of the scene, she puts the exam backwards, meaning the right side is on the left, thus changing the position of the heart - a mistake any med student would notice. She also says that there are several lesions in the chest, whereas the x-ray appears to be normal from the distance the viewer can see. Additionally, an x-ray is not the best exam to identify this kind of cancer, it would usually be a CT scan - an exam available in the time the story is being told. See more »

Quotes

Phoenix: [while they're sitting on a bench waiting for the sun to rise] You ever not want a new day to start?
Griffin: Why do you think we're facing in this direction?
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Connections

Remake of Griffin and Phoenix (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody's Crying
Written and Performed by Patty Griffin
Played during the "Christmas" scene
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Griffin & Phoenix a poignant love story about two people who realize how precious life is.
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally, I don't understand why this movie did not make it to the big screen but I was happy to see that they at least got it on cable so that fans could watch it. I felt that Dermot Mulroney and Amanda Peat had great chemistry and both gave exceptional performances. This movie made me cry, laugh and reflect on just how important relationships are. Normally, I don't care for remakes but I felt Ed Stone did a great job with this movie. I hope that they release it on DVD so that people who do not have cable are able to enjoy Mulroney and Peat's heart-felt performances. I would definitely purchase Griffin & Phoenix. Keep a box of Kleenex on hand, you'll need it!


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