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Lolita (1997)

  Genre: Drama

Director: Adrian Lyne
Writers: Vladimir Nabokov, Stephen Schiff
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella,
Dominique Swain, Suzanne Shepherd, Keith Reddin & more
Release Date: 27 September 1997 (Italy)
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
User Rating: 6,8/10

Review: "This film is a stunning adaptation of the novel of the same name. The cinematography is absolutely beautiful and the film is brilliantly acted. The content of the story may put off many prospective viewers, but the story does not condone Humberts actions, it simply narrates them. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Humberts (Irons) loss of his young love scars him in a way which compels him to rediscover it, through relationships with young girls. He moves to a town to accept a teaching position and while looking for suitable housing he meets Lolita Haze (Swain), a young girl who immediately catches his eye and his heart. The rest of the film chronicles their tempestuous relationship, one in which Humbert takes advantage of Lolita's natural curiosity and developing mind and body. I highly recommend this version of the film and the book to any person interested in a beautifully written, compelling story about one haunted man's selfish folly and the effect it has the young girl it revolves around."
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