Tuck Everlasting

October 11th, 2002


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A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.5/10 (9,030 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director: Jay Russell

Stars: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek

Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie and a family whom she meets, the Tucks. The Tucks have a secret, they're immortal.They drank water from a spring that was actually a fountain of youth. Until the end of time, they will stay that way. Winnie falls in love with one of the Tucks, Jesse, a "17"-year-old boy who shares the same feelings for her. Scared of death, Winnie must choose between being immortal and being with Jesse or following the circle of life and dying someday. The Tucks try to teach her how she shouldn't fear death, how they would give anything to die. It teaches the importance and understanding of life and death.It shows that you should not fear death, but to fear an unlived life.

Writers: Natalie Babbitt, Jeffrey Lieber

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 - Constable Henry
Bradley Coryell - Lead Mill Boy
John Badila - Baker
Julia Hart - Sally Hannaway
Naomi Kline - Beatrice Ruston
Kathryn Kelley - Mrs. Hannaway

Taglines: The spring holds the secret, the secret of life and death


Official Website: Disney |

Release Date: 11 October 2002

Filming Locations: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,268,764 (USA) (13 October 2002) (1185 Screens)

Gross: $19,158,074 (USA) (2 February 2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Argentina:

Did You Know?

Jonathan Jackson, playing a 17-year-old character, is actually one year younger than Alexis Bledel, who plays a 15-year-old character. Bledel was 21 at the time of the film's release, and Jackson was 20.

Continuity: 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.

Jesse: How am I supposed to take you home when I can't make my feet move from this spot? If I could die tomorrow I would, just so I could spend one more night with you.

User Review

Excellent fantasy film

Rating: 10/10

A young rich girl (Alexis Bledel) in the early 1990s, meets and falls in love with Jesse Tuck (Jonathan Jackson). The problem is that he's part of a family that are immortal.

I read this book in college as part of a Children's Literature class. I love it! I thought it was just incredible. I never saw the 1980 version of this and when I heard Disney was going to redo it I expected the worst. Fortunately I was wrong. Disney made a quiet, beautiful, charming fantasy film. They don't overdo the sentimentality (as they could have) and make the story quite moving and engrossing.

This is also a rare film where virtually every performance is good--especially Bledel and Jackson. But Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Amy Irving and Scott Bairstrow also turn in very good acting. And Elisabeth Shue narrates and does an excellent job.

This is beautiful--well-directed and acted with a sweeping music score. I was captivated from beginning to end. This failed at the box office but it really should be rediscovered. I give it a 10!