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By A Customer
This review is from: Tuck Everlasting [VHS] (VHS Tape)
When it comes to books being made into films it is my belief that no matter how good an actor or director contributes towards it, it is never anything in comparison with the book. However Tuck Everlasting is one of the rare exceptions to this rule.
It follows the story of Winnie Foster who, in frustration with her tediously formal life, runs away from home and ends up spending the most magical summer with the Tucks. Angus, Mae, Miles and Jesse are a wonderfully likeable family who are cursed (or blessed- it depends on which way you look at it) with eternal life. Add to the plot at a yellow-suited man in pursuit of this 'everlasting' family and the frantic efforts of Winnie's doting parents to find her, and what you end up with is the perfect family movie. It's gripping from start to end, beautifully filmed and incredibly thought provoking.
Fans of the book should be warned that the film strays from the original story quite considerably but I find that these alterations make the plot more rounded and enjoyable. And other than a few scenes that are a tad on the corny side, I really cannot fault it!