Netflix’s Enola Holmes: Bright and Sparking with a Feminist Touch: Enola Holmes, reminds you of another mind-blowing detective with the same surname right? Well, you are right; it’s the famous Holmes family we are talking about.
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Enola Holmes Storyline
The story is (based on a book by Nancy Springer) of the famous detective’s kid sister is heart-warming and delightful in equal measure. Millie Bobby Brown produces it.
Going back to the 90 century, it is a first-person narrative, introducing the characters. It is the time in England, the age where women didn’t have the right to vote. We get introduced to a mother-daughter duo who are quite unusual for that time.
The mother, Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter) isn’t training her daughter to sew or embroider some different life skills instead; from how to fight to how to put clues together. Certainly like her big brother, she is a detective in the making. The training comes in hand when the mother goes missing, leaving behind a trail of clues.
The next appearance of the character is eldest Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin) is an autocratic feudalist. He isn’t much of a feminist and would like his sister to be more ladylike. He would be much happy if he can send her packing to finish school.
Sherlock doesn’t like her sister being emotional in the case, and he is what he is trying to unravel the disappearance of his mother. Surprisingly Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate has filed a lawsuit against this Netflix film, as the brother doesn’t seem to like his role of not a caring brother.
Enola Holmes A Woman Ahead Of Time
This film isn’t about Sherlock but Enola and Millie, charming can be a way to define the beautiful Enola, but not enough to describe her. She is like a fresh air swirling around us.
We can see the beauty even with her romantic interest young Viscount Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge), who can’t dodge dangers without her help—even avoiding risks like murders.
She isn’t a girl in distress but a woman with grace and class. You can see the young lady leading the way for her beau but also her world-famous detective brother.
The Film Ending And Dialogue
The ending of the film, is a conversation between Lestrade of Scotland Yard (Adeel Akhtar) and Sherlock Holmes, about how his sister was the first to solve the case and reach a conclusion first. Guess storms can’t be suppressed.
We even come across dialogue like perhaps “she wants to change the world, perhaps, it’s a world that needs changing’, but lands light on its feet.”, which indicates to the progressive and feminist core of the film.
Even though the time may not be favourable for the women’s then, the film is an invigoratingly refreshing, with the mother-daughter duo way ahead of their time.