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
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 the Tucks are in jail and Winnie and the boys are going to help them escape, it shows Winnie crossing the street with all the wind blowing the dust around but the rope at the gallows is hanging still. See more »
Hey, Winnie Foster. You asleep?
Good. How would you like to see, the Eiffel Tower?
No, right now, this instant. While the day is still ours.
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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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