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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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Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Eterna juventud  »

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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

In the book, Jesse Tuck asks 10 year old Winifred Foster to drink the water and marry him. See more »

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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 »

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[last lines]
Narrator: Tuck said it to Winnie the summer she turned 15: Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever. You just have to live. And she did.
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Wonderful Film For All Ages
2 October 2003 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

I can be a pretty cynical fella, but I had actually read the young adult novel this film is based on and really enjoyed it. The message of the book is brought to the screen and I was thoroughly impressed with the adaptation. A fine cast does great work and Ben Kingsley has a field day playing the mysterious Man In The Yellow Suit. The film is a little slow going in the beginning but all the strands and backstory must be laid out and once it gets going - the film moves with a beauty and tenderness that is rare. The music score is lovely as is the cinematography but overall, the message of the movie is what is special - it is not how LONG we live, but HOW we live. A beautiful film - for kids 9 and up.


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