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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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