Written by Aahana Garg, a grade 9 student.
Premiered exclusively on Netflix on 23rd September 2020 and is currently streaming on Netflix. Duration: 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Enola Holmes is an entertaining mystery drama, starring Millie Bobby Brown and Cavill Henry. Directed by Harry Bradbeer (Director of ‘Fleabag’), the movie is based on a novel series written by Nancy Springer.
In this fast-paced and witty motion-picture, we meet the younger sister of renowned detective Sherlock Holmes as she solves not one, but two compelling and mind-boggling mysteries. On her 16th birthday, Enola’s mother goes missing. While searching for her missing mother, intrepid Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills in an attempt to outsmart her brothers and help a runaway lord. Set in 19th century London, the movie fights many gender stereotypes while capturing the Women’s Movement of England.
The ideas presented throughout the movie will motivate the audience. Being a thought-provoking movie, everyone will take-way something of their own from the movie. Elona is a feminist icon and will help many youngsters feel empowered. The movie inspires the posterity to pave their own path for their future. From this movie, I learned to embrace my true self and to truly love myself.
It was a pleasant surprise to see Sherlock play second fiddle for the first time. However, I felt that the mysterious component that contributed to the genre could have been more, which would have made the plot even more engrossing. I felt that this movie talked about a lot of issues in society; educating the audience while also entertaining them. The stellar cast also attracted many viewers. Overall, I think that the movie is a must-watch.
Millie Bobby Brown uses her incredible acting skills to break the fourth wall multiple times, which helps the audience connect to the characters on a personal level. The costumes were classy and suited the era in which the movie was set in. The captivating cinematography and the feel-good soundtrack makes the movie immensely enjoyable. The beautifully edited transitions between scenes also caught my eye.
A family-friendly movie, it is rated PG-13 for some violence and politics. I would rate this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.