Caution is necessary when falling in love with a story like this. The relationship between Dolores Haze, or simply Lolita, and Humbert should not be seen as love. It never was. The movie presents a story of a man who chronicles his perverted obsession with a child through his own sick, twisted point of view.
In this film, H. H. has a sociopathic tendency to victimize himself. However, one cannot deny the beauty of the manifestation of his sensitivity when he cries for the first time the moment he finally finds out what happened to Dolores and in many other moments that clearly express his dementia. These troublesome scenes deserve attention because they were well executed and wonderfully played by the main actor.
Lolita is one of the best stories I have ever been able to get my hands on, but it is a cruel story. The book makes the reader feel like part of the plot because he is inside the mind of Humbert Humbert, which is brilliantly done by Nabokov, and this is not as clear or well portrayed in the movie. Perhaps, I could simply say it is more subtle Either way, movies and books are different kinds of media and, by being so, one must take into account that there are different possibilities for each one. The 1997s adaptation fulfills its role by taking its viewers inside a pedophile's mind anyway. It enables you to see what Humbert sees, and to perceive what Lola perceives. It is a convincing, disturbing and mesmerizing story, all at the same time.
Additionally, when it comes to the movie the extreme sexualization of a child is a disturbing factor, and it might creep out the most unwary spectators. It could not be different though, it is a controversial subject portrayed in an equally controversial manner. This fact alone pushes some people away from getting to know the story, but art is a vast subject. It can be vile. It can hurt. And honestly, I am glad it does.
Fundamentally, whether you read it or watch it: Lolita is not a love story. It should be that it is, in fact, a story about pedophilia, rape and abuse – and that is what you bear in mind if you are willing to give it a try and watch it, even if the way it was made might make it a bit harder for it to be perceived as such.
Action / Drama / Romance
Action / Drama / Romance
Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile.
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