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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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Storyline

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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Sometimes The Most Desirable Relationship Is The One You Can't Have See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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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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Trivia

Winona Ryder turned down the role of Nina. 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: One shouldn't be too hard on oneself when the object of one's affection returns the favor with rather less enthusiasm than one might have hoped.
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Referenced in Will & Grace: Object of My Rejection (1999) See more »

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The Object of My Affection is one of the finest films ever.
21 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The Object of My Affection is a very realistic movie about a woman who finds a good-looking gay man attractive. Paul Rudd is particularly fine as the man who befriends Jennifer Aniston's character. She is very much disappointed in her old boyfriend's faithless attitude towards her. Paul Rudd's character is fun to be with and, even though they have no sexual encounters, they are both very good friends. Paul Rudd's character finds an attractive young man and falls in love. This upsets Jennifer Aniston's character. She should have seen it coming. The ending is quite wonderful in that all are able to remain good friends.


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