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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 ... 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 »

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Trivia

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

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

References Scarface (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

La Di Di Da
Written by Clyde Mulroney
Performed by Dermot Mulroney
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User Reviews

 
griffin and phoenix
5 October 2007 | by redshoezkSee all my reviews

i cant believe this movie never came to the theaters. they both should receive an award for there portray of the character's in the movie. they had to really feel the pain of loving each other so much even though they were dying. my mother has cancer and is in remission right now. i cried more than i have ever been able to cry since i found out about her cancer. i thank them both for letting me to finally cry. i think that there should be more movies that make people understand how precious life is and to live each day like it is your last. time is so short and we spend everyday wishing it away. i know everyone who watches this movie will cry and laugh at the same time. i thank both of the actors for putting there heart into this movie.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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