At times, you don't know who to trust and who not to trust. Both Lyon and Swain were in their early teens when cast in their respective roles , and naturally, the subject matter stirred up some controversy. It just feels like it crosses an incestuous boundary…. Mainstream audiences weren't super happy, either. Would anyone step up and come to the rescue of a young boy in need? Missy Quest, a registered nurse seated nearby, overheard the heated exchange. Unfortunately, Doris is blind to the truth and spends her time dreaming about romantic episodes with her decades-younger love interest. Sure, Roger Ebert claimed the film wasn't about a "Lolita relationship," instead saying it was really about "yearning after youth, respect, power and, of course, beauty. But I never actually stroke and touch my students. New Options for Love and Romance. After all, the film follows an upper-class widow Nicole Kidman who's convinced that a year-old boy Cameron Bright is actually her husband reincarnated. Many women get caught up in the fantasy and experience hurt, confusion, and anger when they realise that they were just being used. As Roger Ebert points out , Norma "has aged not in the flesh but in the mind," and when Joe decides it's time to date someone his own age, he discovers you can't walk away from a movie star that easily.