Based on Nancy Springer’s series of young adult novels, “Enola Holmes” discovers how to stalk Sherlock’s younger sister, solve mysteries and carve out a niche in wealthy Victorian England. Despite being a famous sister, she treats much of the detective game as her own person.
After breaking the fourth wall for Emmy winner Harry Bradbeer:
Enola brings contagious energy to this riveting setting, in which she makes herself known and a captivating tactic, which she often uses in multiple “flashback” episodes. Used to make Look straight into the camera and talk to us while cycling through rolling hills and vast flower fields, until it cuts it off and lands on the ground first. “Cycling is not one of my greatest strengths,” she realistically interprets the case while licking the dust herself, and it amazes us.
The film makes subtle comments on many matters, but they fit perfectly into the script:
Brilliantly was written by Jack Thorne, who has previously written plays for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Feminism and the feminine gaze are recurring themes, but they never reach your face. In fact, the lack of chest beats is evident in its absence.
There is also an allusion to the idea of England ‘, and it is very possible that they are talking about post-Brexit England. Enola Holmes is a joyous emotion and anyone is happy to be a part of it. The bus probably should have been cut a little more, a boy and more mystery. But maybe this is the beginning of a franchise, and Enola is just getting her feet wet. It would suffice to see how the two Holmes turned on each other while solving crime in London in the 18th century.
The movie has been released on 23rd September on Netflix you can stream it anytime to see the great crazy adventure of Enola to find her mother.