The Mystery Behind Enola Holmes


by Adria Wells, Reporter

Directed By: Harry Bradbeer

Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Louis Patridge, and Henry Cavill (and many more)

Release Date: September 23, 2020

MPAA Rating: PG-13


There is a wide variety of enthralling elements found in unsolved mysteries. In the movie “Enola Holmes” directed by Harry Bradbeer. These elements are brought into action and sprawled out onto a screen for everyone to see.

The main character in this movie, Enola Holmes played by Millie Bobby Brown, is the little sister of Sherlock Holmes, a well known detective that was originally created in the fictional work of British author, Arthur Conan Doyle. 

“She’s strong, motivates me to be more independent and to stand up for myself,” says Anjela Ryan, a junior at Palo Verde high school. 

Enola is abandoned by her mother out of nowhere one day and is left in the care of her older brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. Disliking the boarding school that they were going to send her to, she runs away to find her mother on her own in order to live her life the way she wants. 

This act of independence strikes a chord in many young females and inspires them to think for themselves and to stand up for what they believe in. 

As Enola leaves her brothers behind, she runs into another stowaway named Tewkesbury who is played by Louis Partridge. She is hesitant to help him at first but they eventually help one another get out of many difficult situations. 

As the movie progresses, Enola and Tewksbury are both on the run from their families and racing against time to solve the mystery of where Enola’s mother had disappeared to. 

Jada Perry, a Palo Verde sophomore, says “their bond is really goofy,” referring to Enola and Tewksbury. They form a light hearted and friendly bond with each other and Enola helps Tewksbury unravel the mystery behind his family, after they had sent a hit man after him. 

While searching for her mother and Tewksbury’s hit man, she realizes something about herself as well. She finds that she shouldn’t go to other places and search for meaning within others, but instead search for meaning within herself. 

This teaches viewers a valuable lesson, which is to live your life as it is your own and to not live it like you are living for someone else.