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The Object of My Affection (1998)

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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Melissa Marx
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Girl at Community Center
Natalie B. Kikkenborg ...
Girl at Community Center
Lauren Pratt ...
Sally Miller
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Mermaid
Lauren Chen ...
Violin Player
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Nathan
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Ellen Tobie ...
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Virl Andrick ...
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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 <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  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,725,855, 19 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,106,737, 28 June 1998
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A longer kiss between two men was edited out of the film before it was released in theaters. 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

Constance: Do you love him?
Nina: Yeah, whatever that means.
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Referenced in Will & Grace: Object of My Rejection (1999) See more »

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chin up, young person!
1 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

They say you can't help who you love, and people have used that line forever to make terrible decisions about romance. This movie explores the idea that while you might not be able to help loving someone, you can still choose how you respond to that feeling. Choosing wisely is the difficult part! :) The characters (and not just the main characters - there are some great sub-plots and well-rounded side characters here) learn a lot about being realistic (and how & why that can be difficult) when it comes to romance. Many aspects of this theme are played out, and in more ways that you'd think just from reading the back of the DVD cover.

I highly recommend this if you like that class of chick flick that goes beyond the obvious to ponder some of the deeper questions about love and the things we do to find it, keep it, and occasionally break our hearts over it. Like other beautiful movies of this kind (eg, While You Were Sleeping, French Kiss) the comedy is fairly subtle and character-based.

All the elements are there: casting, direction, script (story and dialogue) and acting are all good. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did!


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