To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 18, 1996
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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

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Michael Dequina

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.

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USA Today

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

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

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

Douglas Pratt

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

Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
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.
♥Robyn M♥
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… More
Leigh Ryan