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With the makings of a classic, Disney's Tuck Everlasting compares favorably with such family favorites as The Secret Garden and Fairy Tale: A True Story. Loosely but respectfully adapted from Natalie Babbitt's beloved children's book, this appealing fable focuses on the timeless Tuck family, blessed--and cursed--with immortality after drinking from a magical spring. Hiding their secret over passing decades, they are discovered in 1914 by Winnie (Alexis Bledel)--the only daughter of stern, upper-crust socialites--who encounters the life-affirming Jesse Tuck (Jonathan Jackson) and grows enchanted with his family (Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Scott Bairstow) while her parents fear she's been kidnapped. The film's teenage romance is invented (Winnie is younger in Babbitt's book), but it's charmingly appropriate, and Ben Kingsley is perfect as a menacing man of mystery. Scoring a solid follow-up to his equally enjoyable My Dog Skip, director Jay Russell turns Tuck Everlasting into a magical plea for living life to its fullest. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Alexis BledelWinnie Foster
William HurtAngus Tuck
Sissy SpacekMae Tuck
Jonathan JacksonJesse Tuck
Scott BairstowMiles Tuck
Ben KingsleyMan in the Yellow Suit
Amy IrvingMother Foster
Victor GarberRobert Foster
Elisabeth ShueNarrator

  • Genre: Family Movies
  • Director: Jay Russell
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 88 min
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 11, 2002
    AustraliaMar 20, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 1, 2003
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