Walt Disney Pictures' Tuck Everlasting, based on the book by Natalie Babbitt, is a timeless and enchanting adventure about one girl's magical summer that will captivate audiences of any age. Young Winnie Foster, stifled by the formality of her proper life and domineering mother, escapes into the woods only to get lost. Soon she happens upon Jesse Tuck -- a boy full of life and adventure who's unlike anyone she's ever met -- and falls in love. The Tucks, a kind and generous family, have a powerful secret -- a spring that holds the magic of everlasting life. And now Winnie must choose to live life as she knows it or drink from the spring.
It's a life-affirming adventure that will cast its irresistible spell over you again and again.
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
|Recommended Age||9 and up|
|Actors||Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow|
|Running Time||90 minutes|
|Studio||Walt Disney Video|
|Release Date||Feb 25, 2003|