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 Haze (Melanie Griffith), a pretentious and annoying woman who seems desperately lonely and is obviously attracted to Humbert. Humbert pays her little mind until he meets her 13-year-old daughter Lolita (Dominique Swain), the image of the girl that Humbert once loved. Humbert moves into the Haze home as a boarder and eventually marries Charlotte in order to be closer to Lolita. When Charlotte finds out about Humbert's attraction to her daughter, she flees the house in a rage, only to be killed in an auto accident. Without telling Lolita of her mother's fate, Humbert takes her on a cross-country auto trip, where their relationship begins to move beyond the ...
Lolita and a schoolmate leave each other with "See you later, alligator / In a while, crocodile," an exchange about a decade too early. See more »
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.
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After the credits are over there is a brief clip where Lolita is shown juggling a red apple. See more »
Though Dawn Mauer was used as a body double for all nude scenes featuring Lolita (Dominique Swain), director Adrian Lyne bowed to public pressure and cut all of them from the film for its U.S. release. They reportedly exist in its original European release. See more »
Lolita 1997 is definitely more than just a film.It is a mixture of nostalgia,exoticism,idyllic depictions ,tranquil sceneries and yet the aberrant love in desperation.Controversial theme as it may convey, it's acceptable on the whole.After all ,it is Lolita as it has always been...Never will we forget the cute ,naughty and giggling girl...
Whilst the love between the minor and her stepfather may have been paid much attention to,I myself was totally enthralled by the dreamy long trip all over the country.What a great trip!I just can't help letting out a cry-absolutely!Along the trip, we can see the luxuriantly green rainforest, breathtaking blue sky and imposing mountains in the remote countryside.Meanwhile ,it's those quaint inns and gasoline stations that add strong local color and nostalgia to the film.So amazing...
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