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Movie Review: From Time to Time


From Time to Time starring the incomparable Maggie Smith, came out in 2009 but I only recently watched it. Here's the synopsis:

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.


My Thoughts: What a movie! Combine Maggie Smith, ghosts, and a historical English estate, and Julian Fellowes has himself another winner. This movie was adapted from a novel written by Lucy M. Boston called The Chimneys of Green Knowe, book two in the Green Knowe series, written in 1959. I didn't know it was based on a book until I saw the movie, and now I want to read the full series!


The story is beautifully told, the movie perfectly acted using a few actors you might recognize from Downton Abbey, and overall, a lovely setting with excellent photography. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a bit of historical time travel (nothing drastic), a touch of mystery, and clean entertainment.


Fun Tidbit: The author of the books, Lucy M. Boston, published all of her books after the age of 60. Now that's what I call never giving up on a dream.


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