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It may come as no surprise that Fellowes' From Time to Time benefits from the same lavish period charm and adroit scripting previously seen in the likes of Gosford Park and Downton Abbey. Indeed, fans of these latter two should feel right at home with the film, at least initially...
Where From Time to Time departs from its forebears is in the "fantasy" elements - drawing from the Green Knowe source material, there is a very strong thread of the supernatural. If this has set alarm bells ringing, and fantasy leaves you cold, fear not - the central narrative is more of a traditional "coming of age" tale, and the focus, as may well be expected from Mr Fellowes, is very firmly on the characters.
Overall, the film is very much in the mold of family classics of yesteryear - From Time to Time would sit very neatly alongside The Railway Children, for instance - and comes heartily recommended!