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The Object of My Affection (1998)

R  |   |  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 <>

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Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe in jeder Beziehung  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,725,855 (USA) (17 April 1998)


£1,857,712 (UK) (21 August 1998)

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Great Film!
15 August 1999 | by (East Coast US) – See all my reviews

Finally a truly great film from a star of TV's Friends. Jennifer Aniston is fantastic as a single woman who becomes pregnant and wants to raise the child with her roommate George, who is gay. Unfortunately for her, she ends up falling in love with him. This sets up what is a nonstandard ending to a romance movie, but the payoff is satisfying enough that you aren't in the least disappointed.

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