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The Object of My Affection (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  17 April 1998 (USA)
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A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

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George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy Brooklyn apartment, a taste for tuna casserole dinners, and a devotion to ballroom dancing. They love each other. There's only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she's pregnant, things get especially complicated. Vince - Nina's overbearing boyfriend and the baby's father-wants marriage. Nina wants independence. George will do anything for a little unqualified affection, but is he ready to become an unwed surrogate dad? Written by Michael Kuroiwa <Afixiation@mail.earthlink.net>

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A love story that could only happen between best friends. See more »

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Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe in jeder Beziehung  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£339,672 (UK) (26 June 1998)

Gross:

£1,857,712 (UK) (21 August 1998)
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George tells Nina that his date for his high school prom (the one to whom he showed a "good time") was named Lucy Jane. In a display of her offbeat sense of humor, that is the name of screenwriter Wendy Wasserstein's daughter. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the beginning, where Nathan and George were peeping out from behind the curtains at the school play, and Nathan asks who George is waiting for, Liam Aiken mouths Paul Rudd's next line. See more »

Quotes

Rodney Fraser: Have you noticed that you're the only practicing heterosexual at your Thanksgiving dinner?
Nina Borowski: I haven't practiced for a while.
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Referenced in Will & Grace: Object of My Rejection (1999) See more »

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Sensitive straight/gay romance pre-"Will & Grace"
19 August 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Despite a downright peculiar finish which gives new meaning to the term 'feel-good', "The Object of My Affection" is a careful, perceptive and insightful comedy-drama about a straight woman and her gay-male best friend living together. Keeping the obvious sex-jokes at bay, the movie strives to create three-dimensional people and works most of the time. This is due in large part to Jennifer Aniston, an easy presence on the screen. The set-up is pure formula, but the results are occasionally offbeat, squirrelly, sometimes funny and moving. Story thread with Nigel Hawthorne as an elderly gay man who gets dumped-on shows the casual cruelty inherent in gay relationships, and this is handled with quiet taste. Not everything works in "Affection", but it is remarkably pleasant and (for better or worse) hetero-friendly. *** from ****


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