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Streaming on Netflix is an entertaining period movie – Enola Holmes. It runs 123 minutes, so get your popcorn and enjoy.
Enola is the daughter Eudoria Holmes, the mother of the infamous Sherlock Holmes. By the time she turns sixteen, her older two brothers are long gone from the household and her father has been dead for many years. Her mother, played by Helena Bonham Carter is not your usual English lady. She has a mind of her own, secrets aplenty, and has given her daughter a very unconventional upbringing.
Enola wakes one morning to find her mother missing, and contacts her two brothers who show up. The elder brother Mycroft is the ward of his little sister and aghast that she is so unlady like. He plans to quickly send her off to finishing school. Sherlock on the other hand is like a dog with a bone, sniffing about the house looking for clues to their missing mother. Before her older brother has the chance to send her off, Enola sneaks out of the house dressed like a boy and vanishes as well. Her intent is to find her mother.
Her travels take Enola to London where she meets a young man along the way on the train who is a Viscount, escaping from his own home life. They soon discover that someone is out to kill him, and as they say, the game is afoot. Enola, of course, has left to find her mother, following clues Enola deciphered. They form a quick friendship but eventually part ways, yet their stories run along side one another.
The tale is told from Enola’s point of view, and this is one of those quirky productions where she’s talking right into the camera telling the audience her thoughts and what’s going on. The can either make or break a movie, and frankly it totally makes this very quirky and overly entertaining tale. It’s filled with mystery, coming of age young love, and enough danger to keep you on the edge of your seat. There are a few violent scenes that you may find disturbing, but be assured truth and goodness wins in the end.
Henry Cavill plays Sherlock Holmes, and Millie Bobby Brown who plays Enola is delightful. Sam Claflin is Mycroft Holmes, the elder brother, who is unlikeable.
With a great twist at the end, you will enjoy this movie. I do hope they make more of her adventures as a young detective who is just as good as her elder brother. I would definitely watch again.