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In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they drink from and she is entrusted to keep their secret and becomes involved in their lives. Written by
"It Seems Like Time Is the One Thing We've Got Plenty Of"
Accepted on its own terms, without all the excess baggage inherent in comparing this film to the famous children's book on which it is based, or the recent all-star Hollywood adaptation, this is in fact a beautifully produced low-budget independent film fable. I have not read the original book, nor does that even matter, as any film should stand on its own merit. For a cast of non-professional actors, virtually all the performances are capable here, with the director's father Fred Keller notable as the Tuck family patriarch. The story is naturally compelling, and I appreciated the director's visual sense, focusing a great deal on the faces of the characters in order to foster a sense of intimacy with the audience. The folk instrumental soundtrack adds additional authenticity. It is obvious that the filmmakers of this now-forgotten film put their heart into the production.
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