6.7/10
3,268
19 user 13 critic

From Time to Time (2009)

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Just a very non good movie

Director: Ali Paterson
Stars: Jon Bennett, Douglas Booth, Marc Goodacre
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

Director: Charles Dance
Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl
Capturing Mary (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Maggie Smith, Ruth Wilson, David Walliams
My Old Lady (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident.

Director: Israel Horovitz
Stars: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
Keeping Mum (2005)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.

Director: Niall Johnson
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
Quartet (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman
Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly
My House in Umbria (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a death in the family turns his world upside down, an introverted young novelist struggles to maintain his relationship with his successful girlfriend.

Director: Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Stars: Tijn Docter, Carice van Houten, Catherine ten Bruggencate
Lepel (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Years ago, Lepel's parents left an hot air balloon world tour. He stays with granny Koppenol, a mean bitch who constantly exploits him for domestic chores, in her buttons shop and even as ... See full summary »

Director: Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Stars: Joep Truijen, Neeltje de Vree, Loes Luca
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Warner
Stars: Michael Gambon, Tom Hickey, Keeley Hawes
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith
Bonkers (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Jesse Rinsma, Tom van Kessel, Carice van Houten
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Unlock the Secrets of the Past.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Através do Tempo  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Timothy Spall & Dominic West also appeared together in the movie Rock Star. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Version of The Children of Green Knowe (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
lovely film
9 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Time travel has been an interesting subject for film over the years, and here's another one: "From Time to Time" (2009) starring Alex Etel, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, and Christopher Villiers. Etel plays Tolly Oldknow, a young English boy during World War II who is sent to stay with his paternal grandmother (Smith) when his father is declared missing and his mother leaves home to either find him or obtain information about him. The house is an old family home which will have to be sold soon, as his grandmother can't afford to keep it up.

Tolly discovers that there are ghosts in the house, of which his grandmother is aware. He soon finds that he can go into another time and witness family happenings. He learns about family scandals and secrets back as far as 1805 and comes to know the residents, his ancestors. And he finds that one of the mysteries has relevance today.

Very sweet, warm, well-acted story that really draws one in, as the youngster and grandmother get to know one another and bond. I really liked it and recommend it.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can someone nice explain this scene to me, thanks! girl7th
Soooo disappointing anniewrose
Isn't Alex as Tolly annoying and boring? TheHG
Similar movie? ChrissySmiles
Awards raven_king8
Cinemas Showing FTTT fragile-5
Discuss From Time to Time (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?