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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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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.

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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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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eterna juventud  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Jonathan Jackson, playing a 17-year-old character, is actually one year younger than Alexis Bledel, who plays a 15-year-old character. Bledel was 21 at the time of the film's release, and Jackson was 20. See more »


When Robert Foster is talking to the Man in the Yellow Suit at the police station, the right-hand side of the collar of the man's shirt keeps on going up and down between shots. See more »


Jesse: How am I supposed to take you home when I can't make my feet move from this spot? If I could die tomorrow I'd do it, just to spend one more night with you.
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A Disney movie that Walt would have been proud of
24 August 2002 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

This is the best adaptation of a classic children's book I've seen in a very long time. Nearly everything in this film is just right. Of all the live-action films that Walt Disney produced in his lifetime, one he was very proud of was the 1960 POLLYANNA, and TUCK EVERLASTING reminded me of POLLYANNA in several key aspects. Like POLLYANNA, TUCK has a meticulous attention to period details (it takes place in 1914). Also like POLLYANNA, it has some high-powered acting talent in peripheral roles, with the main focus of the story on younger, less well-known actors. The cinematography is beautiful, with a rich interplay of light and shadow, and to best appreciate this aspect, you should try to see it in a theater with the brightest picture available. Like another classic children's book (CHARLOTTE'S WEB) TUCK EVERLASTING explores philosophical concepts of life and death and eternity that most adult films, much less children's films, ever touch on. I hope that TUCK doesn't end up comparable to POLLYANNA in one key area: lack of box-office success. Walt was extremely disappointed when, despite the loving attention he garnished on the film, audiences for the most part stayed away. TUCK EVERLASTING deserves to be a huge success. Hollywood has come under frequent criticism for not making enough family-friendly films, but it seems that when a rich, intelligent film does come out, it's ignored. I hope and pray that this one won't be.

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