(2020) (Millie Bobbie Brown, Louis Partridge) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Action/Adventure: Using all of the wisdom and skills she learned growing up during the late 1800s and sharing her famous brother's sleuthing abilities, a sixteen-year-old sets out to find her missing mother while also helping save a runaway nobleman.
It's 1900 and Enola Holmes (MILLIE BOBBY BROWN) has just turned sixteen. With her older brothers Sherlock (HENRY CAVILL) and Mycroft (SAM CLAFLIN) having left home not long after their father's death when Enola was very young, the teen has been raised by her mother, Eudoria (HELENA BONHAM CARTER), not to fit into the norms of British society but instead to be a young woman who's independent, smart, caring, curious and capable of defending herself.
But then one day her mother simply vanishes, and with her brothers showing up to check on things, the stuffy Mycroft views Enola as wild and unrefined. And now that she's his ward, he orders that she be sent off to Miss Harrison (FIONA SHAW) and her refining school for young women to learn how to be a proper future wife and mother. Enola wants no part of that, and having similar sleuthing abilities like Sherlock, she escapes and sets off for London to try to find her mom.
On the train there, she meets Viscount Tewkesbury (LOUIS PARTRIDGE), the Marquess of Basilwether, who's similarly running away from home and the life that his mother, uncle, and his grandmother, The Dowager (FRANCES DE LA TOUR), want for him. Enola wants no part of dealing with that, but ends up saving him from Linthorn (BURN GORMAN), a man initially believed to be there just to return the young man but instead is out to murder him.
Going their separate ways once in London, Enola begins her search and meets one of her mom's associates, Edith (SUSAN WOKOMA), and must not only elude Inspector Lestrade (ADEEL AKHTAR) from Scotland Yard who Mycroft has hired to find her, but also a violent encounter with Linthorn. Realizing she must now find and rescue Tewkesbury while still searching for her mom, Enola puts to use all of the training and smarts her mother instilled in her.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- I imagine young girls will be quite interested in this.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For some violence.
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