2002 Certificate: pg

Synopsis

Romantic fantasy set in America in the early 20th Century. Alexis Bledel plays a young woman who discovers a family of immortals living in the forest near her home. Jonathan Jackson play the undying object of her affection, while Hollywood immortals Ben Kingsley, William Hurt and Sissy Spacek round out an impressive cast.

Director

  • Jay Russell

Cast

  • Ben Kingsley

  • Amy Irving

  • Scott Bairstow

  • Sissy Spacek

  • William Hurt

  • Alexis Bledel

  • Jonathan Jackson

Review

Set in the early 1900s, this is a sweet fantasy starring Sissy Spacek, William Hurt and Ben Kingsley. Within its poetic, almost Ray Bradbury-esque fairy tale, a young girl gets lost in the woods, and discovers a family of immortals.

She falls in love with the younger son and has to choose her future... Sentimental but not too sickly, it's great for teenage girls.