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Griffin & Phoenix

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Griffin & Phoenix

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
102 minutes
performer:
Dermot Mulroney, Amanda Peet
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a C

Upon discovering he’s terminally ill with cancer, Griffin (Dermot Mulroney) falls in love with the icy Phoenix (Amanda Peet), who — if you can believe it — is also dying of cancer. If it sounds like a made-for-TV movie, it practically is: After playing the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, Griffin & Phoenix skipped theaters and premiered on Lifetime last fall. With its tear-jerking soundtrack and treacly script, this remake of the 1976 Peter Falk — Jill Clayburgh vehicle relies on the premise that do-before-you-die activities constitute reality. At least Mulroney and Peet are convincingly sorrowful. EXTRAS None. C

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