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To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)


Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 28
Fresh: 4
Rotten: 24

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 8

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 6,180



Movie Info

It's Gillian's birthday, but she won't be able to attend the family gathering held at her husband's remote Nantucket Island home in her honor, at least not physically because Gillian died two years before in a boating accident. Husband David Lewis accepts the fact that she is gone but is still not ready or able to let her go. His teenage daughter Rachel was also devastated as she, like her father, witnessed the death, but she is young and strives to build a new life. She is concerned that her … More

PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Drama , Romance , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Michael Brady , David E. Kelley
In Theaters:
May 7, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (24) | DVD (6)

A bargian basement Ghost, a hybrid of the earnest nature of an inspirational play and the sleek calculation of a Lifetime TV movie.

Full Review… | December 31, 2006
Top Critic

Based upon a stageplay, the plot is very straightforward and predictable, and has no strong emotional payoffs, but the drama is stuffed with the feelings and confusions of grief and some viewers may find sufficient solace in that to respond to the film's

June 15, 2007

Tries too hard to make the audience cry; practically each 'emotional' moment is highlighted by the soft musical sounds of a harp and wind section.

Full Review… | September 11, 2005

Michelle Pfeiffer is appropriately cast as a ghost, but this meditation on death and remembrance is curiously spiritless.

February 23, 2003
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

this movie is about a guy whose wife died and although she died two years ago, Gillian Lewis (Michelle Pfeiffer) is still very much alive for her grieving husband, David (Peter Gallagher who lives with his 16year old daughter on Nantucket island and spends time with his imaginary wife every night on the beach. His life has basically stopped and his concerned sister in law (with husband and blind date for Peter) show up for the Labor Day Weekend.
this movie is touching and moving as it deals with the emotions of letting go of the past and those left behind.

♥Robyn M♥

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