The Object of My Affection
The book The Object of My Affection was made into the movie The Object of My Affection.
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Actors on this movie include Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha, Jennifer Aniston, Lena Cardwell, Natalie B. Kikkenborg, Lauren Pratt, Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Chen, Liam Aiken, Alan Alda, Allison Janney, Timothy Daly, Janet Zarish, Ellen Tobie, Virl Andrick, Robert C. Lee, Bradley White, Marilyn Dobrin, Midori Nakamura and John Pankow.
The film takes itself too seriously, although there is some genuine emotion buried in Wendy Wasserstein's clunky script. It is not that the relationships are unbelievable; it is that the story lurches forward from one stilted setup to another. And unfortunately, characters are motivated by unknown forces to take on major life changes without explanation. More fortunate are two very likable performances by Rudd, who wisely plays this without cute, homosexual tics, and a most perky and appealing Aniston. Supporting actor Nigel Hawthorne walks away with the film as a gay drama critic who imparts a few important life lessons as he learns one of his own. --Rochelle O'Gorman