Tuck Everlasting

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director(s): Jay Russell
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

For some, time passes slowly.

An hour can seem an eternity.

For others,

there's never enough.

For the Tucks, it didn't exist.

Time is like a wheel...

turning and turning,

never stopping

and the woods are the center,

the hub of the wheel.

It began the first week

of summer

a strange and breathless time,

when accident, or fate

bring lives together

when people are led

to do things

they've never done before.

On this summer's day,

not so very long ago

the wheel set lives in motion

in mysterious ways.

It set Mae Tuck out

in her wagon

for the village of Treegap

to meet her two sons as she did

once every ten years.





Oh, I missed you.

What are you doing here?

Oh, I couldn't wait to see you.

I missed you, Jesse.

Oh, wait,

I got something for you.

Oh, look at you.

I got something.

Here, look.

The Eiffel Tower.

Would you look at that.

Got it in Paris, France.

Oh, Mom,

you've never seen anything

- So tall in your life.

- Hello...

Oh, I got something else.

I got something else.

How are you, old friend?

Your favorite... chocolates.

Oh, I've died

and gone to Heaven.

Oh, Jesse.



Give your mother a hug.

Ten years.

You're as cozy as barbed wire.

I have you back.



Yes, Mother?

I need a new name.

One that's not all worn out

from being called so much.

Come inside this instant.

You're getting filthy!

Ow! I can scarcely breathe.

"You must suffer

to be beautiful."

So say the French.

The French are crazy.

For Winnie Foster

one thing was true:

the heat of summer was not

nearly as stifling

as the formality of her life.

With every passing day

the feeling grew stronger.

She was coming closer

to the end of something

and moving towards

the beginning of something new.

Change was in the air.

It was only a question of when.

Wait for me in the car.

I won't be a minute.

In the car, Mrs. Foster.

Throw it home! Throw it home!

Come on, throw it home!

- Go!

- Run to me!


No, no, no, no, no.

Too large for tea cakes.

None of these will do.

I prefer petit fours.

What kind of a funny hat

is that?

Well, look'ee here.

If it's not Miss Moneybags

in her fancy car.

What's the matter?

Don't want

to get your feet dirty?

Well, I'm sorry, Mrs. Foster.

Not much call

for such treats out here.

Well, I could just make them up

for you, special.

Winnie Foster?

You've got to be kidding!


Winnie, run!

Run, Winnie, run!

Throw it! Throw it!

Throw it home! Come on!

Slide, Winnie, slide!


Oh, and they had

their arms crossed

and you see, the lines

were perfectly square.

Come here, come here.

I want to teach you. Come on.

Oh, all the way from France.

How about that?

Oh, look. Look-Look at this one.

I want to see, Pop. Let me see.

Look it.

Oh! Aah, he shot me!

Oh, I'm dead!

Oh, oh, my!

- Oh, my!

Oh, you'll have to see this one.

Miles, look at this!

Oh... let's see.

Okay, come here,

I want to show you.

I want to show you.

All right.

Good to have you home, son.

I'm glad to see you.

And the family together.

But don't get used to it.

War's coming, I hear.

I'm joining up.

I'm going to fight the Huns.

Get as far away

from this place as I can.

Oh, you think

that'll solve things, do you?

You haven't had enough killing

for two lifetimes?

Somebody's on to us.

I know it.

There's a man who's been

following us

and we've lost him

several times, but...

he keeps coming back.

I think he knows something.

This man...


- Whoo!

We're being tracked.

Oh, Miles, we lost him.

Don't go spoiling everything.

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Jeffrey Lieber

Jeffrey Lieber is an American screenwriter for both television and film. He was born in Evanston, Illinois, United States and attended Evanston Township High School. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a BFA in acting from the Department of Theatre. He is credited as a co-creator of the television series Lost. ABC hired Lieber, based on his pitch with studio Spelling Television, to write a pilot for Lost. Lieber's initial pitch for the series, then titled Nowhere, was a realistic drama series heavily influenced by Lord of the Flies and Cast Away. As the project developed, ABC soured on the direction they'd given Lieber, and approached J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, who had an overall deal with their own studio, to rewrite. An industry-standard arbitration was triggered by the competing drafts and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) ultimately recognized Lieber as co-creator of the show (Lieber shares story credit with Abrams and Lindelof on the pilot). Besides his initial pilot scripts, Lieber has had no further input into Lost. Lieber and the Lost writing staff won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first and second seasons.Lieber is credited on the films Tuck Everlasting and Tangled, as well as having been creator/executive producer for unaired TV pilots for Fox Broadcasting Company (2004) and Sony Television in (2008). His latest show Miami Medical, was canceled after 13 episodes. From 2011 to 2013, he served as an Executive Producer and Showrunner on the USA Network show Necessary Roughness. In addition to writing for television and film, Lieber also blogs at the website dailykos. His blog posts, which appear as "diaries" rather than front-page posts, typically have a satirical take on the news. He was the co-showrunner and an executive producer on NCIS: New Orleans until 2015. more…

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