Interesting take on detective movies | Charming and exciting coming-of-age movie set in the late 19th century
I enjoyed this movie very much, and here's why.
Starting off with the characters, Millie Bobby Brown as Enola is really fun to watch and play along with. She's empowered, spunky and quirky, bravely searching for her mother. She does make dangerous decisions, but it's an adventure not to miss. Tewkesbury was also a fun character to watch, acting as Enola's sidekick and love interest. Sherlock and Mycroft were mainly side characters in this movie, but it was nice watching them both try to protect their sister from danger. Enola has a strong relationship with her mother, who raised her as a single mom growing up.
While the story line wasn't SUPER thrilling, the plot twists and fast pace of the film will hook viewers of any age, especially children who enjoy colorful movies with strong messages.
The movie sets are also really charming, with beautiful countryside scenery and late 1800s towns and cities. The cheerful, upbeat tone of the movie and character of Enola is a contrast to the setting of the film, but makes it all the more gripping to watch unfold.
If you're looking for a sweet/funny/entertaining mystery to pass the time with, Enola Holmes is the right choice.