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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.

Director:

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 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2007 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Love in Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Phoenix: [showing up for their date] You're a very strange person.
Griffin: That maybe true, but you're here.
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Connections

References Scarface (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Shelter
Written and Performed by Ray LaMontagne
Played when Griffin is going to change his flat tyre
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summary, great movie
10 February 2007 | by jruben54See all my reviews

First, I want a DVD or the chance to tape this movie. Two actors that are not "super" stars but both very capable and respected. It's a story about life, not death. Amanda Peet and Dermot Mulroney will make you laugh and break your heart. Have the big box of tissue ready, but you'll be a better person for having watched it. The movie hooked me in the first five minutes. I couldn't stop watching, the chemistry just felt so real between the two of them. When I was in high school I read a short story written by a student, "How High the Moon". I know no one knows it but this story is like that. You think no one else in this world understands what you are thinking right at this moment or what you are going through and you couldn't be more wrong. I only saw it this afternoon and here I am writing my thoughts on it. If you haven't seen it make every effort to. If you're the type that doesn't cry at a movie guess what, there is a first time for everything.


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