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Adapted from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov (previously filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962), Lolita stars Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert, a college literature professor. In early adolescence, Humbert fell hopelessly and tragically in love with a girl his own age, and, as he grew into adulthood, he never lost his obsession with "nymphets," teenagers who walk a fine line between being a girl and a woman. While looking for a place to live after securing a new teaching position, he meets Charlotte
Sep 27, 1997 Wide
Jun 29, 1999
Samuel Goldwyn Company
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Irons is excellent, but the film is a real cold shower
...any film of Lolita is bound to disappoint the few who insist on the primacy of Nabokov's novel
Lyne's update on this comic, bittersweet tale benefits mightily from a clever screenplay by Stephen Schiff and terrific performances by the movie's two leads.
Unlike Kubrick's cool, black comedy, Lyne's LOLITA displays a much broader emotional tapestry
Audience Reviews for Lolita
- Humbert Humbert: She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks, she was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always - Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin. My soul.
- Lolita: I was a daisy fresh girl and look what you've done to me.
- Lolita: You look a 100% better when I can't see you.
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