- Composed by James Horner
- Epic Soundtrax / 1996 / 37m
Adapted from a play by Michael Brady, Michael Pressman’s To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday was a maudlin 1996 drama about a man whose grief for his wife, killed in a boating accident, was so absolute that he neglected his daughter. Spending much of his time on the beach near their summer house, the protagonist communicates with the spirit of his late wife, until her sister turns up and tries to set him up with a friend in order to get over himself. The savage reviews frequently questioned the whole premise – is it so wrong to grieve? Are the filmmakers seriously trying to get us to cheer along with the woman trying to get him to expunge his wife from his memory? It seemed ill-advised, to say the least.