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?
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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A remake of the 1976 film of the same name. See more
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
[after phoenix rejected his invitation for a date
Don't flatter yourself Phoenix. My life is a little bit complicated right now, you may not know this about me but I only get bold about every 5 years.
Written and Performed by Patty Griffin
Played when Griffin goes to get the Gorilla costume See more