Tuck Everlasting
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Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early teens growing up in the small rural town of Winesap in 1914. Winnie's parents (Victor Garber and Amy Irving) are loving but overprotective, and Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure. One day, while exploring the nearby woods, Winnie gets lost, but she has the good fortune to happen upon the Tuck Family, who live nearby - mother Mae (Sissy Spacek), father Angus (William Hurt), and sons Jesse… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Harks back to a time when movies had more to do with imagination than market research."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Bledel and Jonathan Jackson's gorge-side canoodling drifts dangerously close to Blue Lagoon territory."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Lovely version of the favorite middle-school book."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"There is no life in the story, and what could be a thoughtful rumination on mortality offers only pat Disneyfied lessons."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"With much to be enchanted by while you're watching and some worthwhile questions to think about afterwards, Tuck Everlasting is rewarding old-fashioned entertainment."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Those with the patience to submit to its low-energy charms may find their time well spent."
‑ Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
"A successful merger of the whimsical and the weird."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A really good and thought provoking film on life and true romance."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Lambent, wholesome youth film, nothing short of magical, wherein a cosseted, cloistered lass escapes from her perennial confines of parental stuffiness ."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"Attractively filmed and pleasantly conceived, it ventures too far into sentimentality, and not far enough into its fascinating life versus immortality subject matter."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Any movie that signals the menace of a potential lynching by zooming its camera through the loop of a gallows noose cannot claim subtlety, but director Jay Russell never lets the swirling emotions of Tuck become too drippy."
‑ Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly
"Its weighty themes are too grave for youngsters, but the story is too steeped in fairy tales and other childish things to appeal much to teenagers."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"The entire production bears a certain medicinal scent; it may be good for you, but it's not exactly tasty."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A great-looking film with beautiful scenery and some fine actors, but it lacks a good third act."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"At one point, Winnie says to Jesse that she 'wishes this moment could last forever.' I thought the movie was going to last forever."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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