This movie came across my desktop in an email and I decided that, even though I had never heard of it, I would get it. People love Maggie Smith and will watch anything she is in and I liked the premise.
It is World War II and a young boy moves out to the old family estate to be with his grandmother. His father has gone missing in the war and his mother is busy trying to learn more of his whereabouts. It has been many years since he has been out to the family property because of miscommunication between the boy’s mother and the grandmother. He slowly learns about the history of the home and his family. He also develops his thoughts and feelings about the woman who is his grandmother. This movie does a great job of exploring family ties.
This story includes previous generations in a subplot of ghosts and mysteries. There was some family jewelry and silverware that went missing at some point in the past. He also learns that the grandmother is about to lose the home for she is unable to keep up with the bills and taxes on such a large property. Through the grandson’s ability to speak with the ghosts, he learns what happened to the young girl in his visions and her companion. He also learns many things about himself and what he finds important.
This is a wonderful movie with some great characters. This is highly recommended for all families.
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