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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The Object of My Affection  »

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

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

When George and Nina are kissing on the bed, Nina unbuttons his shirt, then when he answers the phone his shirt is fastened again. He then gets up and walks away, shirt open. See more »

Quotes

George Hanson: I'm simple, that's why I teach first grade.
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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

You Were Meant for Me
Written by Herb Nacio Brown and Arthur Freed
Performed by Gene Kelly
Courtesy of Warner Bros., a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P.
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Never mind the critics. This movie is a must see.
3 October 1998 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how this sensitive film can be realistic all the time. Although this is, indeed, a love story, there's no need to give the viewer happy solutions just to make them fulfilled. Every second of the movie is real, every emotion, every fact. Justice to Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. There's an amazing cast here, including Mad About You's John Pankow and veteran Alan Alda (all great) but the movie belongs to Jennifer and Paul. They make you think no one else could do a better portrait of Nina and George - they were born to do it. Anyone can relate to them at some point. Congratulations not only for the two, but also for the entire crew who made this movie - including, of course, the great sensibility of director Nicholas Hytner. A job well done.


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