A Movie Review by Teen Scribes
Elizabeth Horner, Leslie Logan, Christal Smith
The three of us watched the DVD “Tuck Everlasting” starring Alexis
Bledel who played the role of Winnie Foster and William Hart as Jesse
This Walt Disney’s bittersweet film, Tuck Everlasting, moves along in
seemingly “endless tragic life” of the Tuck family when Winnie Foster
unexpectedly walked into it. It all started when she finds Jesse
sipping the water in the woods that changed Winnie’s life forever.
Winnie, a misunderstood teenager who felt outcast by her own rich
parents runs away into the woods after learning of their plans to send
her to a boarding school. Winnie ends up in captivity by the
Tucks. Will Winnie be able to get away or forever be trapped in
an everlasting love?
I would rate this movie an 8 out of 10 of movies that I have
watched. I think that the movie is better than the book. The
ending is somewhat disappointing but I think it is a great movie
everlasting is a bittersweet story of how love doesn’t last.
Winnie who feels trapped in a family with an uptight mother and
oblivious father gets angry and runs away to seek excitement and
adventure in her life and ends up in the woods. Would she find
what she is looking for in the woods? In my opinion, this movie
rates 6 out of 10. I like the story line but the ending is what
messed it up for me.
Everlasting is one of those movies that I have watched a few times
whose meaning grows on me. As an elementary-level kid, Jesse’s way of
looking at the world --- full of opportunities and wonder, is
inspiring, especially since he never takes himself too seriously. By
junior high, I wondered about the significance of love and how the
movie was like a talisman that made me reflect if love is always about
giving your whole heart and soul. Now, re-watching it as a high school
student, I think I appreciate Jesse’s point of view of how light and
darkness, life and death, cannot exist without each-other. Ten years
from now or twenty years from now, I might interpret this movie yet
Overall, I think it is a good movie. I learned to empathize with
Winnie’s plights, first as a prisoner to her parent’s plans and then as
a person held by the Tucks. Even Jesse’s stone-cold brother Miles turns
out to have a heart as he explains how the deaths of his wife and
children broke him down. I also feel that the story has a satisfying
ending that is not a cookie-cutter and imparted genuine wisdom. I
recommend this movie for our young and not so young readers!