To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

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Drama. David lives in a house on Nantucket with his teenage daughter Rachel, still reeling from the death two years before of his wife, Gillian, in an accident on a boat. On the anniversary of Gillian's birthday (also the anniversary of her death), he throws the traditional black tie party for her, complete with house guests Esther (Gillian's sister) and her husband Paul, as well as Kevin, a single woman they hope to matchmake with David, and the teenager from next door. Everyone is concerned that David refuses to accept the finality of Gillian's death, as he still has chats with (his memory of) her out on the shore. Some think it's time for the daughter to come and live on the mainland with her aunt and uncle.

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