is a babie and I love her sm. So full of spirit but not to the point where you won’t relate to her. MBB is a great actress and she and Henry had great chemistry (don’t get me started on that beautiful beautiful man 😭) it’s such a well done movie 🥺 the feminist messaging wasn’t “in-your-face” it was seamlessly incorporated and they made it out as a fact of life that women are at a disadvantage and it needs to change which you know, for the more smarter of the bunch who will watch, I just feel like that creates a much weightier impact. It’s not commercialized and being a feminist wasn’t the only thing about Enola, Edith, and Eudoria’s characters. They were all so well rounded and effortlessly portrayed the different things women are. and the different ways they fought for what they believed in (Eudora with her steely wits and her target aimed at the top. Edith with lifting other women up. Enola, well she wasn’t really fighting for rights yet but by being unapologetically her, she made the boy see clearly what she was all about and I believe that by the end of the movie when it was time to vote that his reasons for voting pro women, his reasons widened beyond just taking after his father) just.. I’m— I love this movie 🥺
and you know, sherlock’s contemplative look and silence when edith told him about why he wasn’t interested in politics, that was the best realistic reaction. he wasn’t gonna immediately (almost cartoonishly if that’s… u know im gonna leave it at that) jump over to the other side but you see him considering the idea. it’s stuck in his head. at the end when he was talking to mycroft about enola that’s … well familial fondness sure, but i’d like to think Edith’s words stuck. Henry’s acting??? 💓💓💓
I love how Enola didn’t figure everything out (the uncle grandmother part) and when it was shown that sherlock did, it wasn’t “men are better that’s why” it was because he was a seasoned detective and she was just starting out. exploring the real world too as she went. it was realistic without being degrading. plus that proud smile as he walked out of Lestrade’s office???? 20/10 E F F E R V E S C E N T.
I viciously wanted Millie not to have a love interest but it was good writing. no kissing. no wild declarations of love it wasn’t the center of their story and there clearly wasn’t power imbalance because the guy (whose name is so long i didn’t bother remembering honestly) clearly respected her and was fascinated at the things she could do. she was aware what falling for pretty boys meant and she tried resisting it but— you know. she fell for him not because he was pretty and charming. it was the shared experience and that he had substance underneath.
The movie was so well done I just— 🥺🥺🥺