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Encyclopedia > Tuck Everlasting (2002 film)
Tuck Everlasting

Movie poster.
Directed by Jay Russell
Produced by Marc Abraham
Written by Natalie Babbitt (novel},
Jeffrey Lieber (screenplay,
James V. Hart (screenplay)
Narrated by Elisabeth Shue
Starring Alexis Bledel,
William Hurt,
Sissy Spacek,
Jonathan Jackson,
Scott Bairstow,
Ben Kingsley
Music by William Ross
Cinematography James L. Carter
Editing by Jay Lash Cassidy
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) October 5, 2002
Running time 1 hr. 30 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15,000,000 (estimated) [1]
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

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This Disney version was directed by Jay Russell and starred Victor Garber, Jonathan Jackson, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, and Alexis Bledel. Walt Disney Pictures logo (2006-present) Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: // Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Jay Russell (born January 10, 1960, North Little Rock, Arkansas) is a film director and also executive producerand Director of the film My Dog Skip. ... Victor Joseph Garber (born on March 16, 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a six-time Emmy Award-nominated Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. ... Jonathan Stevens Jackson (born May 11, 1982) is a triple Daytime Emmy-winning American actor, best known as the child actor who played Lucky Spencer, son of supercouple Luke and Laura on the American daytime drama General Hospital (1993-1999). ... William Hurt in Lost in Space. ... Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and former fashion model. ...

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Story

The story involves the Tucks, a family who drank from a magic spring in the Fosters' little forest and became immortal (hence the name "Tuck Everlasting").

In the movie, set in the early 20th century, the protagonist is a 15-year-old girl named Winifred Foster. She comes from a well-bred, straitlaced family and becomes lost in the woods one day during an attempt to escape her smothered lifestyle. In the woods, she encounters the Tuck family, a band of immortals due to a spring from which they drank years ago. The novel ultimately puts up an argument for mortality and why it is necessary by using the Tucks as an example. Image File history File links Tuck_Everlasting. ... Image File history File links Tuck_Everlasting. ... Immortality can refer to Article about Immortality Les Immortels, members of the Académie française. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ...


In the film, Winnie and Jesse fall in love and she has to decide whether or not to drink from the spring so that she can be with him forever. In both the book and film she decides against it. The movie ends with Jesse visiting Winnie's grave in more modern times, sad that she was not with him but also happy that Winnie was not trapped in time like he and his family.


Differences between the movie and the book

  • Winnie is 15 or 16-years-old in the movie; in the book, she is 10-years-old.
  • The movie is set in 1914, while the book is set in 1880.
  • In the book, Winnie loved Jesse but his affections for her seemed to be as a friend since he was older than her. In the movie, Winnie and Jesse are about the same age and seem to mutually feel love for each other.
  • In the movie, Mae is rescued from jail when Miles and Jesse stage an attack on Winnie to distract the sheriff. This never happens in the book.
  • In the movie, the man in the yellow suit attacks Jesse, to disprove Jesse's immortality. In the book, the man suggests that the Tucks perform deadly feats to prove the spring's powers to the public, but never actually attacks any of them.
  • In the movie, it is Jessie who returns to find Winnie's gravestone, by the spring; in the book it is Angus and Mae who return, finding the gravestone in a cemetery.

Trivia

  • The movie's working title was The Everlasting Tucks.[citation needed]
  • Jared Padalecki was offered the role of Jesse Tuck due to Bledel's and Padalecki's on-screen chemistry on Gilmore Girls, but Padalecki declined the offer because he wanted to work with other people.[citation needed]
  • Sissy Spacek and Amy Irving had previously starred together in 1976, in Carrie.

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