The Pallbearer Poster

Release Date: May 3rd, 1996

DVD Release Date: July 27th, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Aspiring architect Tom Thompson (David Schwimmer) is told by mysterious Ruth Abernathy (Barbara Hershey) that his best friend, "Bill," has taken his own life. Except that Tom has never met Bill and neither have his incredulous friends. So when Tom foolishly agrees to give the eulogy at Bill's funeral, it sets him on a collision course with Ruth -- who is revealed to be Bill's oversexed mother -- and Julie DeMarco (Gwyneth Paltrow), the longtime crush Tom hasn't seen since they were teens.

Cast: David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Rapaport, Toni Collette, Carol Kane, Michael Vartan, Bitty Schram, Jean De Baer

Director: Matt Reeves

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Amusing, Charming, Mother, Melodramatic, Best friend, Temptation, Growing up, 1990s, Friend, Forbidden love, Death, Transformation