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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 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sherlock Holmes
... Mrs. Munro
... Roger
... Tamiki Umezaki
... Ann Kelmot
... Thomas Kelmot
... Dr. Barrie
... Inspector Gilbert
... Madame Schirmer (as Frances De La Tour)
... Oswald
Takako Akashi ... Maya Umezaki
... Masuo Umezaki
... Mycroft Holmes
... Bank Manager
David Foxxe ... Chemist
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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 beyond 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)  »

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A Slight Trick of the Mind  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,434,908, 19 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,737,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,355,203
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Fourth collaboration between Laura Linney and Bill Condon. See more »

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

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[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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Tea Ceremony
Written by Graham de Wilde
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One of the best movies I have seen in a while
21 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

No spoilers, I promise The first thing that struck me about this movie was how different it is to other adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. It is very far from Robert Downey Jr's interpretation, which I thought was very good. It is so similar to Conan Doyle's books (even with Watson's romanticised twists on things) that I would advise fans of the BBC's Sherlock to steer clear, as it is a very different Holmes to the one they love.

I would recommend this for a 10+ age group, as anyone younger may not understand the complex messages that are being conveyed - they also might find two scenes in particular too frightening.

Ian McKellen is an outstanding actor, and this performance shows it. He is engaging throughout the entire run time and provides us with some very touching moments that leave us thinking long and hard. The story is very intriguing, and the ending very satisfying, even if it is a little heart-breaking.

I conclusion, I suggest you go and see this film if you are a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


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