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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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I loved it!!
20 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was talking to my friend, and she mentioned this movie, and said she loved it, and thought I would too. I was flipping through the TV guide when I saw it was on at 7:00pm I was so excited.

I watched it with my Dad of all people, and then my Mom thought it looked good so she joined in, she quipped "I have seen this before in theaters back in 1997, it was fabulous and sweet"

I think the exact same thing, I will not leave a summary of the film because so many others have, but I have to say this one was different for me. I have no problem with Gay homosexual men, and this movie pulled on my heart strings a couple times and made me cry. I was nervous at first to see Jennifer Aniston in this role, because what if she didn't pull it off, and I was disappointed?? Well I wasn't I was blown away by her dramatic, yet uplifting, and funny performance.

If you haven't yet seen this movie, it is a "must see". it is also worth owning on DVD

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