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Mr. Holmes (2015)

PG | | Drama, Mystery | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

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Dr. Barrie
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The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her young son. But then he finds himself haunted by 30-year old case. Holmes memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. Written by Anonymous

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The man behind the myth See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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24 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Slight Trick of the Mind  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,434,908 (USA) (17 July 2015)

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$17,735,503 (USA) (30 October 2015)
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Director Bill Condon previously directed The Fifth Estate (2013) which starred "Sherlock" actor Benedict Cumberbatch. See more »

Goofs

Robert's bedside light is a MacLamp No.8 - appearing a decade or so before it was actually designed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherlock Holmes: You shouldn't do that. Tap the glass.
Boy: How did you know I was going to?
Boy's Mother: You must forgive my son, he loves bees.
Sherlock Holmes: It isn't a bee, it's a wasp. Different thing entirely.
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Referenced in Weekend: Episode #2.17 (2015) See more »

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Lovely small movie
8 June 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes as a 60 yo and a 93 yo. Both are excellent as without layers of makeup he gets the physicality of both roles perfect.

This movie is all about Ian McKellen and his acting ability... and it is a masterclass. Laura Linney is fine in this very small cast, though I question whether she was right for the role. Too upright and groomed for a middle aged war widow. Not her fault, but she was meant to be the foil for the son who is bright and full of potential and she is offering to bring him to Portsmouth to follow in her footsteps.

Beautifully shot, lots of external shots and small cast show off the small budget But the acting is superb. Definitely bound to be a favourite in the boutique cinema.


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