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The Object of My Affection

The movie The Object of My Affection was based on the book The Object of My Affection.

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Movie details for The Object of My Affection

The movie was released in 1998 and directed by Nicholas Hytner. The Object of My Affection was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

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.

 

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In this ultra-hip, multilayered comedy, triangles and emotional imbroglios take on a new meaning. Well, at least they try. Jennifer Aniston plays a straight woman who falls in love with a gay man (Paul Rudd). She invites him to move in with her just hou... Read More
In this ultra-hip, multilayered comedy, triangles and emotional imbroglios take on a new meaning. Well, at least they try. Jennifer Aniston plays a straight woman who falls in love with a gay man (Paul Rudd). She invites him to move in with her just hours after they meet. As their friendship progresses, she learns she is pregnant, and wants Rudd to act as daddy to her newborn, much to the consternation of her overbearing boyfriend (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

Book details for The Object of My Affection

The Object of My Affection was written by Stephen McCauley. The book was published in 1987 by Pocket Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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