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Enola Holmes (2020)

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When Enola Holmes-Sherlock's teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.


Harry Bradbeer


Jack Thorne (screenplay by), Nancy Springer (based upon the book "The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Millie Bobby Brown ... Enola Holmes
Henry Cavill ... Sherlock Holmes
Sam Claflin ... Mycroft Holmes
Helena Bonham Carter ... Eudoria Holmes
Louis Partridge ... Tewkesbury
Burn Gorman ... Linthorn
Adeel Akhtar ... Lestrade
Susan Wokoma ... Edith
Hattie Morahan ... Lady Tewkesbury
David Bamber ... Sir Whimbrel
Frances de la Tour ... The Dowager
Claire Rushbrook ... Mrs. Lane
Fiona Shaw ... Miss Harrison
Gaby French ... Seamstress
Paul Copley ... Station Master

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England, 1884 - a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she's gone or why. After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for "proper" young ladies. Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history. Written by Netflix

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Mystery runs in the family See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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According to the canon novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the first novel written in 1887 says that Sherlock met Dr. Watson in 1881. In the movie, set in 1884, Enola says Sherlock always works alone, and Watson is nowhere to be found. As such, the movie is not in sync with the rest of what is known about Sherlock's life. Enola comes from a series of books written in the early 2000s and would conceivably fit into the canon story if Dr. Watson appeared. See more »


The martial arts handbook's title uses the term "jujutsu" but that is from the Hepburn Romanisation of Japanese which was not published until 1886 (2 years after the film is set) and did not become common until much later. In 19th century English "jiujitsu" was the preferred spelling. Later in the film, Enola pronounces it "jujitsu" in contrast with the title of the manual she studied. See more »


[first lines]
Enola Holmes: Now, where to begin? The first thing you need to know is that my mother named me Enola.
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Please make a sequel
11 November 2020 | by daillstateSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. All of my preconceived notions of this movie were tossed out from the start. I'm so glad she's not a Mary Sue, with her flaws. 16 year olds weren't here children at the turn of the 20th century, so it's refreshing to showcase this. At the same time, they made an error, in my opinion. They made mention of the Ritz hotel, but it wasn't opened until 1906. Otherwise, everybody did a good job. Breaking the 4th wall was a nice touch as well.

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Release Date:

23 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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