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Lolita (1997)

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Humbert Humbert is a fine and distinguished gentleman, a citizen of the world, a lover of European culture, who teaches French literature in a small town in New England. And, in this year of 1947, he is looking for accomodation.


  • Jeremy Irons
  • Melanie Griffith
  • Frank Langella
  • Dominique Swain
  • Suzanne Shepherd
  • Keith Reddin
  • Erin J. Dean
  • Joan Glover
  • Pat Pierre Perkins
  • Ed Grady

Did You Know?


  • Ralph Fiennes was considered for the part of Humbert Humbert.
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  • A suspiciously modern water-tower is briefly visible behind Humbert during the car accident.
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    • Humbert: I missed you. I missed you a lot.
    • Lolita: Well I haven't missed you. In fact, I've been revoltingly unfaithful to you. But it doesn't matter, because you don't care about me anymore anyway.
    • Humbert: What makes you think I don't care about you?
    • Lolita: Well you haven't kissed me yet, have you?
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Vladimir Nabokov's novel helped open society's eyes to the evils of pedophilia in the 1950s, and this pensive adaptation renews the warning for a later generation.

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

In many ways, the concept underlying Lolita is more provocative than the actual material, which tends to be a bit long-winded. This is more the fault of the book than of Lyne's approach.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli

Lyne's efforts to be both passionate and artistic are generally successful, although a few sex scenes are disturbing and arguably close to salacious.

Metacritic review by Angie Errigo
Angie Errigo