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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>

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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

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: [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

Heart Fell Through
Written and Performed by Jeff Edwards and Roger Neill
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User Reviews

 
Griffin & Phoenix a poignant love story about two people who realize how precious life is.
14 December 2006 | by mxgerlofSee 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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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

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1.85 : 1
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