From Time to Time

From Time to Time

DVD - 2012
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It's 1944, and Tolly is a boy from Manchester whose mother isn't convinced he's safe in the city while World War II is still on, especially since his father went missing while serving in battle. Tolly's mother sends him to spend a few months with his grandmother Linnet, who lives in a rattletrap home in the countryside. Tolly's father is her child, and Linnett is worried about his fate, one of the few things the boy's mother and grandmother can agree on. After spending a few days at Linnett's home, Tolly discovers a handful of spectral visitors and learns that the house is haunted. Linnett is on good terms with the spirits, who in life were members of the family, and as he gets to know the ghosts of stalwart Capt. Oldknow, his loyal wife Maria and their children, he learns a great deal about the exciting but sometimes troubled history of the Oldknow Family.


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Jul 14, 2017

I liked this DVD. It has some dramatic moments. It has a sad ending as expected dealing with an a young person dying from illness. The script is strong. It is well acted. It is good for all ages. The story is slow moving. You may relate to the experience of the actors. I like Maggie Smith as an actress. Maggie had a minor role in this film.

JCLJoyceM Feb 10, 2017

A boy staying with his grandmother in her old mansion meets some of the past residents. He interacts with these ghosts to learn the truth about a family mystery. Some plot holes, but Maggie Smith is excellent as usual.

Jul 30, 2016

I've always been a big Alex Etel fan. Ever since Millions (2004). He's got an open, emotional delivery that rings true.

Apr 26, 2016

Really enjoyed this story, also the book. Family film, but a little scary for smaller children (maybe).

xaipe Jul 16, 2015

From Time to Time

Set in post-war England, this movie is a ghost story set in a rather creepy moldering mansion with a sinister background. It's not particularly scary, but it is fun to watch. The writer/director is Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame, and there are a few actors in it who would go on to become characters in Downton Abbey. It's not nearly as interesting or polished as DA, but still fun to watch. Maggie Smith is the matriarch who lovingly counsels her grandson through his startling adventures with the resident ghosts and who goes on to solve an old mystery and save the family home. The wonderful cast and script raise this above the average cosy mystery. Well worth watching.

Jun 28, 2015

Rated 6/10.

Jun 28, 2015

Wonderful entertainment. Maggie Smith, superb as always. Enjoyed this movie!

May 27, 2014

Super movie. Good family storyline set in WW II with a time travel adjunct. Excellent acting as well. A good watch.

May 20, 2014

A wonderful and delightful movie with the subject of time travel. A fun watch.

Aug 13, 2013

Note to self, till this comes my way: scriptwriter is Julian Fellowes, writer of the script not just for Downton Abbey but also, better yet, Gosford Park.

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