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From Time to Time (2009)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  24 September 2010 (UK)
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A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tolly Oldknow
Mrs. Tweedie
Susan (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
Rachel Bell ...
Maria Oldknow
Jenny McCracken ...
Mrs. Gross
Mrs. Robbins
Alan Charlesworth ...
Robert the Footman
Captain Oldknow
Kwayedza Kureya ...


In 1940s England, thirteen year old Tolly is sent to Green Knowe, the country estate of his grandmother, while his mother searches for any information concerning his missing in action father. Tolly soon finds that he can pass through time to witness the family stories Grandmother Oldknow tells him. Traveling back to 1805, Tolly becomes caught up in the family scandals, secrets, and mysteries that still echo in his own time... Written by L. Hamre

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Unlock the Secrets of the Past.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »


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Através do Tempo  »

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Fine storytelling and highly entertaining
3 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I put off watching this film for a long time because of the 6/10 IMDb rating and because it seemed like one of those films you 'need to be in the mood for'.

Well, it is but when you are in the mood for a good story then watch this film because the overall experience is well worth it. Technically and visually the film is successful (i.e. cinematography, location, costumes etc.) but it was the story itself that kept me interested. I am not sure if the success of the film is owed to the book it was adapted from or if the script added anything but the story was really engaging.

The funny and tragic moments never felt forced or embellished and the actors were extremely committed and convincing.

I am not a viewer who knows too much about the film making process so the most I can comment on really is that whilst the ending was rather predictable I was happy I had watched the film and would highly recommend it to others.

I hope the IMDb rating increases as it easily deserves 8/10

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