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Title:
Tuck everlasting
Author:
Startz, Jane.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Walt Disney Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA ; b Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Young Winnie Foster, stifled by the formality of her proper life and her domineering mother, escapes into the woods only to get lost. Her magical summer begins when she meets Jesse Tuck. Jesse is full of life and adventure and Winnie falls in love. The Tuck family has a powerful secret - a spring that holds the magic of everlasting life. Now Winnie must choose whether she wants to live life as she knows it or drink from the spring.
General Note:
Widescreen version (1.85:1 ; 16x9)

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.

Based on the book by Natalie Babbitt.

Special features: audio commentary with director Jay Russell and cast members Jonathan Jackson, Alexis Bledel and Scott Bairstow; audio commentary with Jay Russell and screenwriter James Hart; "Lessons of Tuck" - viewing mode that couples the movie with opportunities to explore the film's themes and issues with Jonathan Jackson, other cast memebers and regular kids; "A visit with Natalie Babbitt" - featurette with the novels author.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG; for some violence.
Subject Term:
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ISBN:
9780788841927
UPC:
786936205794
Format :
DVD

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Summary

A young woman encounters a family that shares an unusual secret---all of its members are immortal. This edition features the following supplements: audio commentary with director Jay Russell and stars Jonathan Jackson, Alexis Bledel, and Scott Bairstow; audio commentary with Jay Russell and screenwriter James Hart; "Lessons of Tuck" special viewing mode; "A Visit with Natalie Babbitt" featurette.


Summary

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 (Jonathan Jackson) and Miles (Scott Bairstow). The Tucks are warm and caring people, and Winnie feels right at home with them; she also finds herself developing a serious crush on Jesse, and isn't so sure she wants to return; meanwhile, her parents become increasingly distraught as they search for their missing daughter. But in time Winnie discovers there's a secret behind the seemingly idyllic lives of the Tuck Family; they have discovered a magical spring on their property, and anyone who drinks from it will never grow old and never die. While to Winnie this sounds like a wonderful prospect, the Tucks have come to understand this is as much of a curse as a blessing, especially when she realizes Jesse is considerably older than she is. The Tucks also have to contend with the presence of the sinister Man In The Yellow Suit (Ben Kingsley), who wishes to buy their property and make a fortune from their "fountain of youth." Tuck Everlasting was directed by Jay Russell, who previously directed the acclaimed family film My Dog Skip. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi