ENOLA HOLMES (Netflix Release World -Wide 2020)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Enola Holmes—based on the Nancy Springer young adult novels—expands on a character originally created by author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The movie uses a technique where the main character breaks the wall between the audience and the actors onscreen and turns toward the audience and talks directly to them. This becomes a little unnerving at first and creates a disruption that may cause difficulty in following the story. The main character, Enola, is the youngest sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, two brothers who obviously get along quite well even though they have different personalities and places in society. Doctor John Watson does not feature in this film. The movie is put together well and the acting and portrayal are quite good. However, the movie may require a second viewing to catch all the small, unexpected, and obscure nuances that plague this movie. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A mother raises her daughter in a way quite out of the norm and the daughter learns why when her mother disappears. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Harry Bradbeer for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Ali Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown, and Paige Brown for making the film possible. Characters/cast: Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown), Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin), Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter), Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge), Linthorn (Burn Gorman), Lestrade (Adeel Akhtar), Edith (Susie Wokoma), Lady Tewkesbury (Hattie Morahan), Sir Whimbrel Tewkesbury (David Bamber), The Dowager (Frances de la Tour), Mrs. Lane (Claire Rushbrook), Miss Harrison (Fiona Shaw), and Miss Gregory (Ellie Haddington). 

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Yes. A good watch that expands on the Sherlock Holmes family. Expect a sequel in 2022. The movie could easily become a favorite once the formatting is understood and expected. 

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