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 love story with no expectations.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some thematic elements, and brief strong language
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Did You Know?
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
[while they're sitting on a bench waiting for the sun to rise
You ever not want a new day to start?
Why do you think we're facing in this direction?
Remake of Griffin and Phoenix
I Can See Clearly Now
Performed by Jimmy Cliff
Played when Griffin is working on his car while Phoenix is attending a lecture See more