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Winnie Foster, daughter of a wealthy couple, ventures off into her family's woods one day and comes across a mysterious boy, Jesse, and his family, the Tucks, who seem to be "lost in time." Feeling trapped herself in her "too prim and proper" for her family, Winnie feels liberated with the carefree lifestyle of the Tucks. However, the Tuck family secret is something that can very well, and nearly does, bring Winnie's world crumbling down in front of her very eyes.
"Tuck Everlasting" has long been at the top of the list of books the school system loves to have students read, and for very good reason. The story, very carefree but at times a little deep and occasionally dark, provides good discussion fodder on issues such as life and changing society values. Winnie's conflict with her parents' values as well as the ramifications of "eternal life" make great fodder for discussion and meditation.
Overall, the movie contains all the great things you could look for in both a love story and a family movie. The relationship between Winnie and Jesse should have most couples all "warm and fuzzy" (or ill to their gut). The movie overall is very light and easy and should be enjoyable for anyone. The violence level is kept to a minimum and the "darker" elements of the story are tame enough to where it shouldn't upset anyone.
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This movie is a perfect family film. It is also perfect for a date. For anyone who has ever had a dream. It's the mystical fairy tale every girl dreams of. A stand out cast and an excillent movie. This movie will leave you thinking about it for days. Tuck Everlasting is one of the best movies of all time. Every girl will find herself wishing she was Winnie. Magically romantic and makes you feel so good inside at parts. Anyone will absolutly fall in love with this movie!
With a few exceptions, Disney's Tuck Everlasting is true to Natalie Babbitt's classic book. (A couple of scenes are added to the film for dramatic effect and to build character development. In the end, they pay off quite well and it's a shame these scenes never appear in the novel, as they truly enhance the film.)
Bledel plays the part of Winnie Foster perfectly. She captures the innocence of youth and the nervousness associated with a first love to a T. She is the perfect actress for the part and Disney hit the nail on the head in casting her. Nevermind that this is her first film, as Bledel's experience from the Gilmore Girls has surely paid off and is demonstrated many times throughout the movie.
Jonathan Jackson is also great as Jessie Tuck, an eternal 17 year old who falls in love for the first time. He's an adventurous young man who likes to travel, but his life is forever changed when he meets young Winnie.
The remaining cast members also capture their characters' personalities and emotions beautifully. Ironically, however, most of the "big names" (William Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Sissy Spacek) are only secondary roles, as the film truly focuses on the relationship between Jessie and Winnie.Read more ›
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An all time favorite! The plot takes some interesting twists and turns - not quite what you expect it to do.... worth a second or even third watch over the years!Published 6 days ago by Jeanie Sayers
:it was a Disney movie so I was on my seat until I watched it.
:I watched it for a fee.
:I watched it on opening day at the theaters.
A very interesting take for a movie. We enjoyed it. Just a note, I feel it's more of a teen up type of movie, just for understanding.Published 11 days ago by Mr. B
The required reading for this year in my sons class is this book. We got the book, and also rented this movie to watch so we could get the most in depth look at the story. Read morePublished 12 days ago by McTrader
This was an amazing, first love, coming of age-movie. It is one that I will be having my daughter watch it. IT really does provide that "real good" feeling. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Velma D. Mcallister