Lolita Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Lolita the Movie

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Middle-aged college professor Humbert Humbert (Irons) becomes obsessed with nymphet Lolita (Swain), even to the point of marrying her mother Charlotte (Griffith) so he can always be close by. Then Charlotte dies, and the unlikely duo begin an aimless road trip that eventually leads Lolita to a fateful meeting with yet another older man, Quilty (Langella). Director Lyne's no stranger to controversy but his reverential take on the Vladimir Nabokov novel turns out to be much ado about nothing. Then 14-year-old Swain (in a fetchingly flirty performance) debuts as Lolita (along with a body-double).


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 137 minutes.

Cast and Crew

May-December Romance, Sex & Sexuality, Books to Film: Vladimir Nabokov, Road Trip
Stephen Schiff
Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain, Suzanne Shepherd, Keith Reddin, Erin J. Dean, Ben Silverstone
Howard Atherton
Adrian Lyne
Ennio Morricone

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