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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)  »

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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Winona Ryder turned down the role of Nina. See more »

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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 »

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Very moving!
12 November 1998 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Being a gay man myself and having had a similar relationship with a woman, I found the film very moving and beautifully done.


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