To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)



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In this emotional family drama, David's wife died two years ago, but her husband is unable to let her go. His daughter Rachel is devastated but able to cope. When David's sister-in-law shows up, she threatens to have Rachel taken away if David cannot stop being preoccupied with his loss.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David E. Kelley, Michael Brady
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 7, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Peter Gallagher
as David Lewis
Lori New
as Blonde on the Beach
Danny Crook
as Lifeguard
Todd Haven
as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (13)

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
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The film is cursed with clumsy staginess, exposing its roots as a play.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday


When the best thing you can say about a film is that it has beautiful location filming you know the movie's in trouble. Gooey and too precious by half.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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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