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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: [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

Remake of Griffin and Phoenix (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Shine
Written by Andy Stochansky and Matthew Gerard
Performed by Andy Stochansky
Played when Griffin is chasing the train
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User Reviews

 
a heart felt real movie
2 October 2006 | by ajones01See all my reviews

I feel that this movie has not gotten the credit it deserves. I saw it at the Toronto film festival and was blown away by its thoughtful plot and realism. It's character relationship is unmatched in many films I see today and its capacity to deal with cancer in a real and supportive fashion should be commended. This is a love story of our era and one that all should see.

The director was able to take a difficult subject and turn it into a light hearted, real story that allowed the audience to both feel the characters frustration, upset and sorrow as well as laugh and understand their humanity.

Amanda


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