Vladimir Nabokov's naughty novel Lolita (1997) comes to the screen once more with a smashing adaptation by Adrian Lyne. Jeremy Irons stars as Humbert Humbert, a European smartypants who wants to get into the pants of young girls. It started when he himself was a kid, but though the other guys matured in their tastes, he never did. Now he's in America looking for a place to live, and heavenly Melanie Griffith, an obnoxious hottie who's also desperately lonely, offers him a room to rent. He's not all that interested until he gets a glimpse of Dolores, Melanie's early-teens daughter. She's played by Dominique Swain as a girl who likes to raise a little Cain; Jeremy immediately thinks Dominique is tres magnifique. But when all his lusting turns to custody—and the ogling turns to snogging—things get tricky (and more than a little bit icky). Soon Jeremy and Dominique are on an open-ended cross-country trip, inching closer and closer to a tragic end.