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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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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Richard Pilcher ...
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Lead Mill Boy
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Baker
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Sally Hannaway
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Beatrice Ruston
Kathryn Kelley ...
Mrs. Hannaway
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eterna juventud  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$19,158,074 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When May is walking around in her jail cell playing her music box, the sound of her foot steps do not match up to the speed she is walking at. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Time is like a wheel. Turning and turning - never stopping. And the woods are the center; the hub of the wheel. It began the first week of summer, a strange and breathless time when accident, or fate, bring lives together. When people are led to do things, they've never done before. On this summersday, not so very long ago, the wheel set lives in motion in mysterious ways. It set Mae Tuck out in her wagon for the village of Tree Gap to meet her two sons as she did once every ten years.
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An excellent use of time.
9 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll keep it brief - I appreciate this movie a whole lot. When I got it I really was expecting something different, so for the majority of the movie I was disappointed, considered the plot and characters mediocre. But the last two minutes of the movie made me rethink the entire thing, man... I can not promise you an amazing ending or anything like that, because most people probably saw it coming, all I can say for certain is that it sure did affect me. I thought it would just be all typical and uninteresting and everything but having a meaningfully strung conclusion like that set my head straight and made me see what it was all about. Now I can't wait to watch it again. I consider this movie a well done story with good acting and a nice enough plot. It has strong aesthetic value through it's good looking images/scenery, too. Of course it made me completely depressed. The stories that are supposed to be life-affirming are always the ones that make me the most depressed, "A Year of Impossible Goodbyes" was supposed to be a life-affirming adventure but it's the saddest book I've ever read!


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