Tuck Everlasting

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Tuck Everlasting (2002 Movie)

“Tuck Everlasting” is a 2002 fantasy drama film based on the 1975 novel of the same name by Natalie Babbitt. The movie was directed by Jay Russell and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

The story revolves around a young girl named Winnie Foster (played by Alexis Bledel), who lives a sheltered life in a strict household. One day, she encounters the Tuck family while they are drinking water from a magical spring in the woods near her home. The Tucks, consisting of Mae (Sissy Spacek), Angus (William Hurt), and their two sons Jesse (Jonathan Jackson) and Miles (Scott Bairstow), reveal to Winnie that the spring grants immortality to those who drink from it.

The Tucks share their story with Winnie, explaining the joys and sorrows of living forever while being unable to age or change. Meanwhile, a mysterious man in a yellow suit (played by Ben Kingsley) learns about the spring and becomes determined to exploit its powers for his own gain.

As Winnie gets closer to the Tuck family, she must decide whether she wants to live an eternal life or follow her own path. The film explores themes of life, mortality, and the importance of cherishing the moments we have.

“Tuck Everlasting” received generally positive reviews from critics for its heartfelt storytelling and strong performances. While it was not a massive box office success, the film has since gained a following and is appreciated for its thoughtful exploration of the human condition and the desire for immortality.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $19.3 million
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  • Alexis Bledel: Winnie Foster
  • Jonathan Jackson: Jesse Tuck
  • Ben Kingsley: The Man in the Yellow Suit
  • William Hurt: Angus Tuck
  • Sissy Spacek: Mae Tuck
  • Scott Bairstow: Miles Tuck
  • Amy Irving: Mrs. Foster
  • Victor Garber: Robert Foster
  • Julia Hart: Sally Hannaway
  • Naomi Kline: Beatrice Ruston
  • Robert Luis: Night Deputy
  • Elisabeth Shue: Narrator


  • Director: Jay Russell
  • Producers: Marc Abraham, Jane Startz and Thomas Bliss
  • Music: William Ross

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