“Mr. Holmes,” which was released in theaters on April 25th, 2015, documents the end of Sherlock Holmes’ life. The film shows him reflecting on his life, his final case, and his recent trip to Japan to find a plant that would help him remember things in his old age. This plant, however, is not successful, and he continues to battle with the symptoms that come with Alzheimer’s. He struggles to remember the details of a story that was written by Doc Watson about his life, but he is bound and determined to remember because Watson’s story was not an accurate depiction of what happened.
This movie was a lot different than what I was expecting, in the best possible way. There were moments and quotes that I could personally relate to and that touched my heart. There is an element of drama and suspense at times, but it does not take away from the story being heartwarming. I felt myself choking back tears at points because of how relatable certain parts were. The acting was top-notch and incredible, and the score fit the storyline very well, adding to the feeling of each scene. I felt a personal connection to each of the characters, which is something that is rare.