Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: A family attempt to prevent their century-old secret from being discovered.
Brigette: A young girl must choose the best way live her life.
Morgan: A girl that wants to be different finds a family who is.
Gable: A girl learns the secret of an unusual family.
Any particular reason for choosing this film?
Brigette: It is on the girls TBR list and I find that it is often best watch the film BEFORE reading the book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Winnie Foster because of her independence and strong will.
Brigette: Angus Tuck because he was wise and kind.
Morgan: Winnie, because she wanted to be different.
Gable: Winnie Foster because I could relate to her the most.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: The Man In The Yellow Suit because of his greed.
Brigette: The Man In The Yellow Suit because he was selfish and destructive.
Morgan: The Anonymous Man in The Yellow Suit, because he was greedy.
Gable: The anonymous man in the yellow suit because he freaked me the heck out!
How was the casting?
Pete: Had some exceptional talent such as Alexis Bledel, Ben Kingsley, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me immediately and was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be.
Brigette: It draws you in from the first words spoken.
Morgan: It grabbed me immediately, and had me interested the whole way through.
Gable: At first, I didn’t quite understand. But when I figured everything out, it was a very touching and unique story.
Pete: Angus Tuck to Winnie Foster: “There’s one thing I’ve learned about people: many will do anything, ANYTHING, not to die and they’ll do anything to keep from living their life.”
Brigette: “For some, time passes slowly. An hour can seem an eternity. For others there’s never enough.” – Narrator
Morgan: “Don’t be afraid of death, Winnie, be afraid of the unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” – Angus Tuck
Gable: “I need a new name. One that isn’t all worn out from being called so much.” – Winnie
How was the soundtrack?
Brigette: The film was beautifully scored by William Ross. You can listen to some of it on YouTube here.
How was the ending?
Pete: Unexpected and thought provoking.
Brigette: Bittersweet and thought-provoking.
Morgan: Good, but sad.
Gable: Very touching. I almost cried.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Make the most of every day.
Brigette: Live all the days of your life to the fullest.
Morgan: Live life to it’s fullest.
Gable: Enjoy your time with your loved ones while they are alive.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Young (at heart) romantics.
Brigette: Everyone; it’s a great reminder.
Morgan: Young girls (or anybody, really) who feel the need to be different.
Gable: People who have had a loved one die and people who liked the film Titanic.
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Moment: Scott Bairstow Won’t Eat His Cereal
Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Fifty-Fifty Brewing’s Everlasting Hopstopper IPA
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The Tuck’s House
How do you live life to the fullest?