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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles' Wife
Richard Pilcher ...
Bradley Coryell ...
Lead Mill Boy
John Badila ...
Sally Hannaway
Naomi Kline ...
Beatrice Ruston
Kathryn Kelley ...
Mrs. Hannaway


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Tuck's family drinks water from a magical spring, which allows them to live for eternity. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eterna juventud  »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,268,764, 13 October 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,158,074, 2 February 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alexis Bledel's feature film debut. See more »


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 »


[From trailer]
Jesse: I'm going to be 17 forever!
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Featured Whistler: Dan Neufeld See more »


Referenced in Eulogy (2004) See more »

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An excellent use of time.
9 January 2005 | by 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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