Enola Holmes is a mystery film directed by Harry Bradbeer with a screenplay by Jack Thorne. It is based on the first book in the series of the same name by author Nancy Springer. In the film, Millie Bobby Brown plays the main role: Enola Holmes, sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Helena Bonham Carter are also in the lead roles. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was released on September 23, 2020, by Netflix. The film received positive reviews from world criticism, including many praises for Brown's performance.
Enola is the youngest sister in the prestigious Holmes family. She has an extremely sharp mind, sharp eyesight, the ability to think clearly, and a point of view that does not conform to the strict social norms for women at that time. Her mother, Eudoria, taught her everything from chess to jujitsu, and also encouraged Enola to become a strong-willed and independent-thinking young woman.
On the morning of Enola's 16th birthday, she awoke to find that her mother had disappeared, leaving only a few birthday presents like notebooks and brushes. She rushes to the train station to pick up her two older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock, who at first didn't recognize her because they hadn't seen her in years. Sherlock sees Enola as a smart girl while Mycroft considers her annoying. As Enola's legal guardian, Mycroft intended to send her sister to the difficult Miss Harrison's maiden school. The flowers left by Eudoria reveal secret messages and where to hide a sum of money that Enola later used when she ran away from home disguised as a boy. On the train, she meets the young Viscount Tewkesbury hiding in a travel bag. Enola calls him an idiot but also warns Tewkesbury that a man in a brown melon hat (named Linthorn) is scouring the ship looking for him. The two jumped off the train to escape the pursuer. With no food, Tewkesbury displayed a talent for foraging for edible plants. They went to London together and parted here.
Disguised as a true Victorian lady, Enola continued to track down her mother and left coded messages in the private ads of several newspapers. She discovers leaflets and a lot of explosives stored in a warehouse, thereby realizing that Eudoria is participating in an extremist group demanding women's suffrage. Linthorn suddenly appeared to attack Enola, tortured her to get information about Tewkesbury and tried to drown her. The two sides fight, but Enola blows up the warehouse and escapes. She decided to halt the search for her mother and instead focus on finding and saving Tewkesbury's life because of his inability to protect himself. She went to the Basilwether estate to investigate further. Mycroft asked Inspector Lestrade of the Scottish Police to search for Enola.
In Covent Garden, Enola finds Tewkesbury owning a flower stall, warning him of the danger. When Lestrade suddenly raided, Enola helped Tewkesbury escape and herself was caught by the inspector at the battle and brought back to Miss Harrison's school by Mycroft. Sherlock visits his sister and confesses that he is impressed with her detective skills. Tewkesbury sneaks into the school, rescues Enola, and together they escape in Miss Harrison's car. At a fork in the road, instead of returning to London, Enola decides that they must go to the Basilwether mansion to confront Tewkesbury's uncle, who she believes is trying to kill him. In the seemingly empty estate, Linthorn ambushed them with guns. Enola defeated him with a jutsu that left Linthorn dead on the spot from a fatal wound to his head. At this point, Tewkesbury's grandmother revealed herself as the real villain: being traditionalist, she didn't want Tewkesbury to take his father's place in the House of Commons and vote on the Reform Bill. At Scotland Yard, Lestrade asks Sherlock two questions: one is how he solved the case, the other is how his sister managed to solve it first.
Enola deciphers a message she found in the newspaper, but deduces that it was not sent by her mother. At the rendezvous, Sherlock and Mycroft discuss Enola, the detective suggesting that he can replace the eldest as guardian for the youngest sister. As they were about to leave, Sherlock found an old toy that Enola had left behind as a sign of her arrival, he decided not to look for her. Returning to her inn, Enola found her mother waiting there. Mother and daughter embrace, Eudoria explains why she left and why she will have to go again, but at the same time she is impressed with the person Enola has become. Enola finds freedom and realizes her ideal life — she's a detective and seeker for lost souls.
Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes, the youngest sister of the prestigious Holmes family. Extremely intelligent, with keen eyes and the ability to think clearly, she opposed conforming to the social norms for women of the time. Under her mother's tutelage, Enola learned everything from chess to jujitsu, in addition to reading many books.
Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes, the second oldest of the three Holmes brothers. A famous private detective.
Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes, the eldest of three brothers. He works for the government with a good salary and is Enola's legal guardian. Although Mycroft is older than Sherlock, Claflin is three years younger than Cavill in real life.
Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes, the head mother of the Holmes family. An eccentric, liberal, and original, Eudoria raised Enola in a way that guided her to follow her own path rather than the one set by others, while also redefining the status of a woman. women in society.
Louis Partridge as Viscount Tewkesbury