Sunday, July 16

Movie Review: From Time to Time (2009)

Film Title: From Time to Time
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
Released: 2009
Genre: Adventure, Drama, & Fantasy
Rating: PG
Where I Got It: On Netflix

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.


I can’t help myself... I really love time traveling movies/books/etc. I think I really just love the blending of present and past day. The connections we have with the past are still with us. This film really plays on the fact that the past really is something we are connected with and should learn about. It was certainly an interesting film.

The movie follows a young boy during WWII is being sent to live with his Grandmother for a bit while his mom goes on a mission to find his dad who is MIA. There has been some family drama and so this was a reconnecting with Grandmother-grandson. The grandmother shares some family history especially when the boy starts seeing “ghosts” of his ancestors from the 19th century and keeps slipping through time to the past to see the ghosts as they were when they were alive.  There is a little girl and her friend who is his same age.

The one thing I didn’t understand was WHY some people could see him and some couldn’t at certain times. And why were they not concerned about a random kid in weird cloths popping up randomly? Like I get why the blind girl thought nothing of it…but yeah…I didn’t understand. Maybe one wasn’t supposed to get it.

It was certainly a fun movie. I really loved how the boy is going on this journey in the past and in the present. The actor was okay…he was very bland…but maybe that is what they were going for?

I loved the granny. She has regrets on things she had did and said in the past, but she wants it behind her and she is trying to make amends. She wants her family all together. Sometimes the possible loss of a loved one can open someone’s eyes and heart. The actress was fantastic…like always. I’m not biased, I swear. The rest of the cast was decent.

The only part I was rolling my eyes about was the missing treasure. Like really? No one could find it? SO OBVIOUS! I called it about halfway through the film. So the “big” mystery was not so big. I was mainly worried about the dad who is MIA over in France. I did love how the kid figured out…clever lad to outwit all his ancestors. Kuddos.

Ooooooooooo that ending!!!!!!!!!!!! WAH! It made me feel so much. Some happy, some sad. I cried and cried. Such a good ending. I cannot say more in fear of spoiling stuff.

The movie was okay. Some cheesy parts, but some really good parts. The cast was decent. Holy cannoli that was a good ending. I do recommend it for all age groups especially. Out of five stars, I’ll give this a….mmmmm….4.


Anachronist said...

Sounds nice even if it is a time-travel story *shudders*

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, they are just really bad at finding things

Melliane said...

I don't think I knew about this one but I'll keep it in mind! thanks!

Carole Rae said...

Ana, dawwwwe I can't help but love time travel.


Melliane, it is a good one.