Review of Enola Holmes

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Review of Enola Holmes

By Dan Watt

Enola Holmes has a great deal to offer: smart writing, excellent cast, and wonderful visuals and presentations of Victorian life.

Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) is the sister of Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin).  The story begins with the disappearance of the sibling’s mother Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter).

By searching for her mother Enola takes on a journey of understanding.  We, as viewers, will see through her perspective, what Victorian England’s attitude was towards women, and learn about class distinction.  To lighten things up Enola often breaks the fourth wall to talk to us conversely in a tongue-in-cheek, wink-of-the-eye manner.

As the story progresses we see Enola evolve into a female version that is more akin to her older brother Sherlock, and less like her eldest brother Mycroft.

I would say the whole family can watch this movie, though some eye covering might be needed for the really young during one scene of violence.

An interesting side note:  Not only does Millie Bobby Brown demonstrate her acting chops here but she and her sister Paige are also producers. #EnolaHolmes #Moviereview #MillieBobbyBrown #HelenaBonhamCarter #Familyviewing

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