Year of Release: 2002
Director: Jay Russell
Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"An Instant Classic."
Walt Disney Pictures' Tuck Everlasting, a timeless and enchanting adventure about one girl's magical summer, 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 irresistable spell over you again and again.
I remember reading the book, by Natalie Babbitt, back when I was in 5th grade. I absolutely loved the story back then - with its warmth, innocence, and magic - and I still love it today. The filmmakers on this picture really stayed true to the story and to the elements that made it so memorable. Beautifully acted, beautifully filmed, this is a truly great Disney movie that Walt would have been proud of.
Rated PG (MPAA)