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      Griffin and Phoenix

      PG-13 2006 1 hr. 42 min. Romance Drama List
      Reviews 78% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score A terminally ill man (Dermot Mulroney) falls in love with a woman (Amanda Peet) who has a secret that threatens their time spent together. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 08 Buy Now

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      Evy S the critics are crazy. this is a sweet, fun, and sad movie. i love the pair's chemistry, their acting is so real, and i think its such an amazing movie. loved it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review sanne f Dont watch it, if some of yoir friends or familie had cancer ...but heartwarming it still is Only for people who despite everything else, still believes in love Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Henry Griffin (Dermot Mulroney) learns from his oncologist that his cancer has spread and that he only has one year, two at most, left to live. This discovery starts him on a journey of self-reflection which includes starting a novel and taking a psychology class at New York University. In this class, he meets Sarah Phoenix (Amanda Peet). He asks her on a date and after hesitation she comes. Then the two of them goof around and eventually stay up all night together watching the sunrise. Griffin believes they are close, but Phoenix doesn't show as much interest. Although Phoenix sends Griffin the occasional mixed signals, the two team up for a whirlwind of adventurous and almost childlike activities, such as painting graffiti on a water tower. However Phoenix doesn't want to hurt Griffin or herself by falling in love because she's too weak to deal with it as she too has cancer and is also short of time. One day while at Griffin's house after their adventure, while cleaning she comes across his books on dying and "living life to the fullest" and comes to the conclusion that Griffin knows she's ill and is being nice only out of sympathy. She storms out and after their confrontation Griffin explains that the books belong to him and he too has cancer. This causes the two to fall ever more deeply for one another, and their relationship deepens. Together, they strive to make the most of their last days of life... There´s moments in "Griffin & Phoenix" of an ok drama that touches you and then there´s moments of unbalance that doesn´t fully connect the dots. We get a tragic storyline, but it´s not fully believable I would say. However, I do like Amanda Peet. She´s lovely and radiant. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review nilufer e I am usually an easy crier but strangely this movie didn't make me feel a thing. Maybe I wasn't in the mood or maybe I wasn't impressed by the cast even though I like Amanda Peet. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved the LOVE STORY told but the cancer part of it was not researched enough...neither would have been able to do 85% of what they did...or look the way they did...too bad but loved both actors portrayals Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was incredible... very moving & emotional... if this doesn't get in you in your feelings then I don't know what to say. And Amanda Peet was phenomenal as Phoenix. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter [It] has all the engaging momentum of a 102-minute dirge. Sep 13, 2006 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...absurdly sentimental and melodramatic... Rated: 2/4 Dec 19, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A terminally ill man (Dermot Mulroney) falls in love with a woman (Amanda Peet) who has a secret that threatens their time spent together.
      Ed Stone
      Executive Producer
      Marina Grasic, Cary McNair
      John Hill
      Production Co
      The Orphanage, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions, Gold Circle Films, Griffin & Phoenix Productions
      PG-13 (Some Thematic Elements|Sexual Content|Brief Strong Language)
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 1, 2017
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