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
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 »
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 »
Make no mistake: this is a nice movie, but it's one of those films you can't help but feel could have been so much better.
The first 20 minutes was very promising with spectacular scenery, overall cinematography and interesting characters. But, it started to slow down and then just bogged down more and more with a teen romance. Yes, it finished fairly well but unless you are a teen or 20-something young woman, I doubt this film will hold your interest.
Perhaps even for some women, this movie did not turn out as dramatically as it should have been. It's just too flat. Too bad; it looked like a "keeper' for awhile.
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