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Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting
Actors: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Scott Bairstow
Director: Jay Russell
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2003     1hr 30min

Walt Disney Pictures' TUCK EVERLASTING, a timeless and enchanting adventure about one girl's magical summer, will captivate audiences of any age. Young Winnie Foster, stifled by the formality of her proper life and dominee...  more »

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Actors: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Scott Bairstow
Director: Jay Russell
Creators: Armyan Bernstein, Deborah Forte, Jane Startz, Marc Abraham, James V. Hart, Jeffrey Lieber, Natalie Babbitt
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Family Life, Family Films, Fantasy
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/25/2003
Original Release Date: 10/11/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 10/11/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 8/18/2014...
What a beautiful movie! It has such a sweet story and amazing acting. :) The end was a bit of a tear-jerker but I would recommend this movie to anyone.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Whitney C. (CollegeKid0010) from WHEELING, IL
Reviewed on 1/25/2011...
A very touching story with good life lessons. Tuck Everlasting is a good movie to watch any night and is family-friendly while still entertaining for grown adults. And it helps that Jesse is so cute. ;)
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Duane S. (superpoet) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 2/9/2008...
This is a wonderful movie about wealthy girl who wanders into the woods and discovers a man drinking from a spring. She is kidnapped because it is the fountain of youth. The family who live in woods discovered it by accident and tell her of its dangers. The love story between the young couple is very endearing. Sissy and William play their part to the hilt and I really enjoyed them. I recommend this movie to everyone! Children age 6 and above will like it.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

5 Star Book Makes 5 Star Movie
Mr. JKW | Honolulu, Hawai'i | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Tuck Everlasting" is the (near-perfect) movie adaptation of Natalie Babbitt's classic novel about a young girl who meets a family immortals. If you are looking for a nice family movie or love story, Disney's "Tuck Everlasting" is a fine selection for your viewing pleasure.THE STORY:Winnie Foster, daughter of a wealthy couple, ventures off into her family's woods one day and comes across a mysterious boy, Jesse, and his family, the Tucks, who seem to be "lost in time." Feeling trapped herself in her "too prim and proper" for her family, Winnie feels liberated with the carefree lifestyle of the Tucks. However, the Tuck family secret is something that can very well, and nearly does, bring Winnie's world crumbling down in front of her very eyes.THE DISCUSSION:"Tuck Everlasting" has long been at the top of the list of books the school system loves to have students read, and for very good reason. The story, very carefree but at times a little deep and occasionally dark, provides good discussion fodder on issues such as life and changing society values. Winnie's conflict with her parents' values as well as the ramifications of "eternal life" make great fodder for discussion and meditation.Overall, the movie contains all the great things you could look for in both a love story and a family movie. The relationship between Winnie and Jesse should have most couples all "warm and fuzzy" (or ill to their gut). The movie overall is very light and easy and should be enjoyable for anyone. The violence level is kept to a minimum and the "darker" elements of the story are tame enough to where it shouldn't upset anyone. THE ADAPTATION:Movies based on books are double-edged swords. They either ruin the "meaning" of the books they seek to praise or they themselves become masterpieces (like Harry Potter and Jurassic Park). "Tuck Everlasting" falls into the latter category. I myself read Babbitt's book in elementary and though it's been 16 years I still remember the book quite well. As far as I can tell, this movie was about as true an adaptation as you can get. The main themes and event sequences are translated well onto the big screen. Fans of the book should appreciate this movie.BEST SCENES:1. Miles' story. This is a very powerful scene that touches very well on the "eternal life" issue. This scene could easily win an award.2. Jail Break. Hilarious scene!!!3. Tuck's Talk with Winnie4. Jesse and Winnie's adventuresTHE VERDICT:Overall, this movie is a great choice for young couples on a date or family's looking for a nice, clean movie. Yes indeed my friends, it's a chick flick!!! Enjoy.Highly Recommended"
Magically Spellbounding!
Michele V | Baltimore, MD USA | 10/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tuck Everlasting definatly deserves five stars! It is the most magical movie of our time. The story is about fifteen-year-old Winnie Foster, (Alexis Bledel), who is a threat about finding out the secret of the Tucks. She meets Jesse, their youngest son, (Johnathan Jackson), and they fall in love. He decides to tell her their secret, that they drank from the spring and can never die. They will live forever. He asks her to drink and live forever with him. She must decide whether or not to drink. Should she live forever with the person she has fallen deeply in love with? Or should she live and die, just as people are ment to? In the end, she is faced with this decision. Winnie has to decide if she loves Jesse enough to live eternity with him and leave everything she has behind.
This movie is a perfect family film. It is also perfect for a date. For anyone who has ever had a dream. It's the mystical fairy tale every girl dreams of. A stand out cast and an excillent movie. This movie will leave you thinking about it for days. Tuck Everlasting is one of the best movies of all time. Every girl will find herself wishing she was Winnie. Magically romantic and makes you feel so good inside at parts. Anyone will absolutly fall in love with this movie!"
A touching movie
drama_chica | Michigan | 10/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, I know people have had their complaints about how this movie does not follow the story found in the book. However, if you have not read the book (like me) then I think there is no reason to dislike this movie. I can see where some people are coming from, Disney does have a history of totally re-writing stories. (Like the Princess Diaries) Anyways, I still think that this movie is moving and beautiful. It will make you think twice about eternal life. It has a beautiful love story as well. My friends and I are still debating over if we liked the end or not. It is a movie that will allow you to take your own perspective in life, and you will still be thinking about it when you leave the theater and maybe even when you reach home. I highly reccomend this movie to all who love romantic and thought-probing movies."