• Lolita (1991)


Release Date: September 18th, 1991

DVD Release Date: October 12th, 1999

R |2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons) marries a New England widow (Melanie Griffith) to be near her nymphet daughter.

Cast: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain, Suzanne Shepherd, Keith Reddin, Erin J. Dean, Joan Glover

Director: Adrian Lyne

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Forbidden love, Friend, Brooding, Escape, Temptation, Hotel, Emotional, Daughter, Car, 1990s, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    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. show more

  • 80
    Angie ErrigoEmpire

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

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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. show more

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