Tuck Everlasting   April 21st, 2010

Originally Written 04/13/03

Tuck Everlasting is an interesting family-friendly fantasy/drama story. It centers around a girl who discovers a family living in the huge woods on her family’s estate. They have a secret and are hiding from the outside world. It turns out they found (by accident) a spring, the water of which will give anyone who drinks it eternal life.

The downside of immortality of course is that they’re frozen in time at the age they drank the water and have been living like that for near a century. Themes of watching the world change around you and losing ones you love to old age and disease are shown, much like in Highlander.

The girl falls in love with the youngest son, whose frozen at the age of 17, and at the end must decide to drink from the water and live eternally with him, or go off and find her own life. The movie was not only a nice period piece (set in the early 1900s) but also a really nice bittersweet story.

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