Two years after his wife, Gillian (Michelle Pfeiffer), died in a boating accident, David (Peter Gallagher) still fantasizes his wife is alive and talks with her “ghost” on the beach every night. Meanwhile, family problems crop up, and Gillian’s sister threatens to sue for custody of David’s 16-year-old daughter, Rachel (Claire Danes). Things come to a head when the family gathers on Nantucket to celebrate Gillian’s birthday.
Michael Pressman (born July 1, 1950 in New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American director and producer of film and television.
Some of the films he has directed are The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976), Doctor Detroit (1983), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996).
For television, he has directed episodes of Picket Fences, The Practice, The Guardian, Boston Legal, The Closer, Law & Order, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy and other series.
He is an alumnus of Camp Rising Sun and studied filmmaking at the California Institute of the Arts. —Wikipedia