Enola Holmes, Netflix’s newest film, is anything but simple but it is simply brilliant! Watch the mysterious world of Enola Holmes unravel on Nextflix on September 23rd, 2020.
As soon as I saw the preview I had HIGH hopes for Enola Holmes. But I have to admit, even I was shocked at how amazing the movie was. To say it surpassed my expectations is an understatement.
The story leads us on a grand adventure as we follow Enola on the quest to find her missing mom as she sidesteps the attempts to make her a proper lady by her older brothers and the unexpected encounter of the heart.
Stranger Things is my jam but Eleven is my least favorite character. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Milly Bobby Brown. But she stole the show when she brought Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes to life with her sly looks, unique mannerisms and spunky heart. I just might have to give Eleven another shot.
And one can only hope Henry Cavill is already in talks to bring Sherlock to Netflix in his own spin-off film because we only got to see a smidgen of what he could bring to the character. And while I know this wasn’t a Sherlock Holmes movie we needed more from Cavill’s Sherlock.
Miss Harrison (Fiona Shaw) irritated me just as much as Aunt Petunia did. And Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter) may have been playing a “good guy”, her character still made me angry by up and leaving her young teenage daughter. Both struck cords in my feelings, so I think it’s safe to say our Harry Potter alums didn’t let us down in their supporting roles.
Is Enola Holmes kid friendly?
While the books are recommended for ages 10-14 years old, the Netflix film is rated PG-13. But that doesn’t mean that isn’t appropriate for kids younger than 13.
Is there violence?
Ah, this is where the PG-13 rating comes in. Yes, there are fighting scenes and a murder plot. But nothing gory or overly bloody.
Does the film have adult language?
You’ll hear a bloody here and there, I believe.
Are there adult themes?
A teenage love story, murder plot and mentions of death but nothing that would cause you to reach over to cover eyes.
This is one that I would highly suggest parents look past the rating because the story told and lessons to be learned are incredibly valuable! I do think Enola Holmes is kid-friendly but I’m not sure it would hold the attention of those younger than 7 years old.
How does the movie compare to the books?
I have never read the books by Nancy Springer (something that I will be rectifying soon) and I’m not sure if that makes me lucky because I’m not comparing the two or unlucky because I’m missing out on something.
If you have read the series, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please share them in the comments.
More About Enola Holmes
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. Based on the beloved book series by Nancy Springer, ENOLA HOLMES is a dynamic new mystery-adventure that introduces the world’s greatest detective to his fiercest competition yet: his teenage sister. The game is afoot.