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.
Mystery runs in the family
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Did You Know?
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
Now, where to begin? The first thing you need to know is that my mother named me Enola.