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Tuck Everlasting (2002)

A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

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Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie and a family whom she meets, the Tucks. The Tucks have a secret, they're immortal.They drank water from a spring that was actually a fountain of youth. Until the end of time, they will stay that way. Winnie falls in love with one of the Tucks, Jesse, a "17"-year-old boy who shares the same feelings for her. Scared of death, Winnie must choose between being immortal and being with Jesse or following the circle of life and dying someday. The Tucks try to teach her how she shouldn't fear death, how they would give anything to die. It teaches the importance and understanding of life and death.It shows that you should not fear death, but to fear an unlived life. Written by Katie C.

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A secret is about to be discovered. An adventure is about to begin. See more »


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Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,268,764 (USA) (11 October 2002)

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$19,158,074 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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The white coat with embroidered accent Alexis Bledel (Winifrid Foster) plays stick ball in is the same costume worn by Kate Winslet (Rose Bukater) in Titanic (1997) except the hem is shortened and the closure is made double breasted. See more »

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When Joshua Jackson and Alexis Bledel's characters go swimming, she tells him that she can't swim and he says, "You're joshing me," which was a popular saying in 2002, but was not in existence in the time period (early 1900s) when the scene takes place. See more »

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Miles: The water tasted like... heaven. It floated over your tongue like a cloud.
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Disney magic at its best
18 October 2003 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I will start by saying that I have read the book and it is one of my all-time favorites. The movie stuck pretty close to the book, right down to several quotes taken from the book. There were a few changes that surprised me. For example, in the book, Miles is a mild mannered person. In the movie, he's extremely bitter because of what happened to him due to his immortality. (Sorry, no spoilers) It was a good change.

The casting was amazing. Alexis Bledel plays Winnie Foster. Like Rory on Gilmore Girls, Winnie is very serious, but wants to have fun. William Hurt didn't strike me as someone old and wise, but he portrays Angus Tuck very well. Sissy Spacek was great as Mae Tuck, showing her character's motherly side toward Winnie.

Ben Kingsley plays the Man in the Yellow Suit (TMITYS). TMITYS is a great villain in the same league as Lex Luthor. He has no superpowers, but his mere presence can send super humans (immortals) running for cover. In the book, he's a vague character. He doesn't even seem to be a villain until later in the book. All we know is that he wants to find the Tucks and their spring. In the movie, TMITYS is presented as a villain, and we find out more about what he wants and how he knows about the Tucks. Bravo, Mr. Kingsley!

One last thought... (I know I said 'no spoilers', so I'll be as discreet as I can.) Don't let the ending disappoint you. I told my cousin the end of the movie and she said it was a terrible ending. It wasn't terrible. One character just made a choice. I strongly recommend this movie to people of all ages.


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