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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Several cast members of Downton Abbey appear throughout the film. See more »


Modern concrete sleepers and rail fixings are seen during the scene at the railway station set in 1944. See more »


Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 24 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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A lovely time travel film
21 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hadn't heard a thing about this movie when it came out, but seeing Maggie Smith and Dominic West and Hugh Bonneville in the cast, I had to give it a try. I loved time travel books a lot when I was young and I wish I'd known about the book series this comes from, because it would've been perfect for me. I loved the look and the tone of the movie, with just enough adventure and mysteries to solve to keep me riveted. Yes, the tone is a bit somber at times, and I wasn't crazy about Alex Etel's performance as Tolly (he's fairly wooden), but it really moves well and there are enough other characters to focus on, so overall, I quite enjoyed it. Maggie Smith isn't as fun as she is on Downton Abbey, but few things are that amusing, after all. Dominic West, Pauline Collins, Hugh Bonneville, Timothy Spall and Harriet Walter are wonderful in smaller roles, while Eliza Bennett and Kwayedza Kureya, both new to me, are charming as the children in the Regency era. I also have to say that I loved the fashion in the past, with both Carice van Houten and Douglas Booth looking especially dishy in those clothes. I would say this is definitely a children's movie, but also good for adults who are children at heart (like me).

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