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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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Jay Russell

Writers:

Natalie Babbitt (novel), Jeffrey Lieber (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Bledel ... Winnie Foster
William Hurt ... Angus Tuck
Sissy Spacek ... Mae Tuck
Jonathan Jackson ... Jesse Tuck
Scott Bairstow ... Miles Tuck
Ben Kingsley ... Man in the Yellow Suit
Amy Irving ... Mother Foster
Victor Garber ... Robert Foster
Kosha Engler ... Miles' Wife
Richard Pilcher Richard Pilcher ... Constable
Bradley Coryell Bradley Coryell ... Lead Mill Boy
John Badila John Badila ... Baker
Julia Hart ... Sally Hannaway
Naomi Kline Naomi Kline ... Beatrice Ruston
Kathryn Kelley Kathryn Kelley ... Mrs. Hannaway
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Storyline

Winnie Foster has everything a young woman could desire. She comes from a well-bred, wealthy, and respected family. She dresses in the finest clothes and is afforded every opportunity to refine herself. But Winnie finds that the heat of summer is not nearly as stifling as her gilded cage. She longs for freedom, for adventure. She escapes one morning to explore the woods surrounding her family's home, and encounters the Tucks, a close-knit family with a mysterious past that begs the question: If you could live forever, would you? And just when Winnie believes she has answered that question for herself, a mysterious man looking to profit from the source of the Tuck's immortality that will have her question her life, her desires, and what is the right thing to do. And in the end, learns, that death is not what is to be feared, but an unlived life. Written by Alyssa B.

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


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Rated PG for some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The white coat with embroidered accent, in which Alexis Bledel (Winnie Foster) plays stick ball, is the same costume worn by Kate Winslet (Rose Bukater) in Titanic (1997), except the hem is shortened, the color changed, and the closure is made double breasted. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Foster: [while strapping Winnie into corset] You must suffer to be beautiful, so say the French.
Winnie: Well the French are crazy.
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Featured Whistler: Dan Neufeld See more »

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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Disney magic at its best
18 October 2003 | by jwhale9382See all my reviews

I will start by saying that I have read the book and it is one of my all-time favorites. The movie stuck pretty close to the book, right down to several quotes taken from the book. There were a few changes that surprised me. For example, in the book, Miles is a mild mannered person. In the movie, he's extremely bitter because of what happened to him due to his immortality. (Sorry, no spoilers) It was a good change.

The casting was amazing. Alexis Bledel plays Winnie Foster. Like Rory on Gilmore Girls, Winnie is very serious, but wants to have fun. William Hurt didn't strike me as someone old and wise, but he portrays Angus Tuck very well. Sissy Spacek was great as Mae Tuck, showing her character's motherly side toward Winnie.

Ben Kingsley plays the Man in the Yellow Suit (TMITYS). TMITYS is a great villain in the same league as Lex Luthor. He has no superpowers, but his mere presence can send super humans (immortals) running for cover. In the book, he's a vague character. He doesn't even seem to be a villain until later in the book. All we know is that he wants to find the Tucks and their spring. In the movie, TMITYS is presented as a villain, and we find out more about what he wants and how he knows about the Tucks. Bravo, Mr. Kingsley!

One last thought... (I know I said 'no spoilers', so I'll be as discreet as I can.) Don't let the ending disappoint you. I told my cousin the end of the movie and she said it was a terrible ending. It wasn't terrible. One character just made a choice. I strongly recommend this movie to people of all ages.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tuck Everlasting See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,268,764, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$19,161,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,344,615
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2.39 : 1
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