Thursday, January 5, 2017

Let's talk about: Mr. Holmes

Last week I watched Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen. 
Mr. Holmes is the story of an older Sherlock Holmes. He is suffering from worsening dementia and has retired to his cottage with his housekeeper and her son. He is trying to remember the details of his last case, one that haunts him as he is sure that he did something wrong because of it being his last... but he can't remember what it was.
Along the way he befriends the his housekeepers son, Roger, and shares his struggles to remember the case with him and teaches him to take care of his beloved bees. 

I really enjoyed this film. 
It is superbly acted, as you would expect from Ian McKellen and Laura Linney (she plays the housekeeper). Milo Parker plays her son and he is so adorable and wonderful in this role. 

There were a few times when I thought I wasn't going to like it anymore as it had a few really sad parts and one part that seemed like it was going to be... but thankfully got better. 
I loved the idea of seeing Sherlock Holmes in a way that we haven't seen him before. 
I highly recommend it. 

Here is the trailer: 


Donna said...

I want to see this movie. I love Sherlock Holmes. I've been meaning to watch this one for years! Thanks for the good review.

The Kings said...

That looks really good! Did you rent it or do you have the movie?

cheryl said...

Great Donna! I think you will enjoy it!

cheryl said...

Mom- I watched it on Amazon prime streaming which I don't have anymore (it was a one month subscription to get through the holidays!)

The Kings said...

Just watched the movie Saturday (1-21-17) night and loved it! It was sad in the one part...but I thought so well done.