Enola Holmes (2020): Movie Review
Plot: Mystery runs in the family.
While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Review: The story centers on Enola, the youngest of the Holmes siblings, who is driven to find her mother after she mysteriously vanished.
Enola was riding a bicycle in the opening scene while gazing at the camera and speaking to us, the audience until she bit the handlebars and fell face-first into the mud.
Enola points out that her name is "alone" when written backward. And that's precisely what she and her extremely unconventional mother are, going about their large country home doing anything they want: painting, reading.
As Enola approaches her 16th birthday, however, her mother abruptly vanishes, leaving her daughter to fend for herself with the help of a string of puzzling hints and a couple of disapproving elder brothers who have visited to see how she is doing.
Mycroft, who is embarrassed by how untidy and rude she has grown to be, insists on sending his young sister to a stuffy finishing school to make her into a respectable lady, whereas Sherlock seems to admire his little sister's bright mind and vivacious disposition.
Enola takes a train to London in an effort to locate her mother. En route, she makes friends with the young Viscount Tewksberry, who is also an escaped adolescent. However, he was attacked, and Enola becomes determined to track out the person responsible.
Along the way, she faces the retrograde attitudes of her era, who expect her to maintain her status as a woman of standing and refrain from getting involved in the typically male-dominated profession of detective work.
Though following the example of her mother, Enola perseveres in solving both mysteries and making a powerful statement about the role of women in our society.
Enola perseveres in solving both puzzles and delivering a potent message about the place of women in our society by modeling her behavior after her mother.
Release date: Sep 23, 2020 (United States)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Writer: Jack Thorne, Nancy Springer, and Arthur Conan Doyle