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The Object of My Affection -- Jennifer Aniston plays a girl who falls in love with a gay guy (Paul Rudd).

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen McCauley (novel)
Wendy Wasserstein (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 April 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A love story that could only happen between best friends. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(52 articles)
User Reviews:
chin up, young person! See more (129 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Paul Rudd ... George Hanson

Kali Rocha ... Melissa Marx

Jennifer Aniston ... Nina Borowski

Lena Cardwell ... Girl at Community Center
Natalie B. Kikkenborg ... Girl at Community Center
Lauren Pratt ... Sally Miller

Hayden Panettiere ... Mermaid
Lauren Chen ... Violin Player

Liam Aiken ... Nathan

Alan Alda ... Sidney Miller

Allison Janney ... Constance Miller

Tim Daly ... Dr. Robert Joley
Janet Zarish ... Dinner Guest
Ellen Tobie ... Dinner Guest
Virl Andrick ... Dinner Guest
Robert C. Lee ... Dinner Guest

Bradley White ... Stephen Saint
Marilyn Dobrin ... Mrs. Sarni
Midori Nakamura ... Nina's Colleague

John Pankow ... Vince McBride

Joan Copeland ... Madame Reynolds

Steve Zahn ... Frank Hanson

Kate Jennings Grant ... Kennedy

Bruce Altman ... Dr. Goldstein
Salem Ludwig ... Mr. Shapiro
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Ochoa
Danny Darrow ... Nina's Dance Partner
Sean Rademaker ... School Child
Heather Thompson ... School Child

Mary McIlvaine ... Nurse
Lisa-Erin Allen ... Nurse

Samia Shoaib ... Suni

Doug Wert ... Father (as Douglas Wert)
Michael Phelan ... Son

Edward James Hyland ... Doctor

Gabriel Macht ... Steve Casillo
John Roland ... TV Anchor

Rosanna Scotto ... TV Anchor
Miguel Maldonado ... Colin Powell

Peter Maloney ... Desk Clerk
Bette Henritze ... Mrs. Skinner

Nigel Hawthorne ... Rodney Fraser
Amo Gulinello ... Paul James
Iraida Polanco ... Carmelita

Kevin Carroll ... Louis Crowley

Sarah Knowlton ... Caroline Colucci
Steven Ochoa ... Waiter

Kia Goodwin ... Juliet (as Kia Joy Goodwin)

Daniel Cosgrove ... Trotter Bull

Damian Young ... Romeo & Juliet Director
Rebecca Eichenberger ... Wedding Guest
Jane Bodle ... Wedding Guest

Audra McDonald ... Wedding Singer
Fanni Green ... Nurse

Sarah Hyland ... Molly

Paz de la Huerta ... 13-Year-Old Sally

Jeffrey M. Marchetti ... Parent
Susan Bradford ... Parent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvia Ader ... Ballroom Dancer
Miss Michelle

Ava Lee Scott ... Woman in Central Park (as Alba Albanese)

Carl Burrows ... Performer (uncredited)
George Gearhart King III ... School Child (uncredited)

Adrian Lee ... Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Andy Redmond ... Social Worker (uncredited)

MJ Ryers ... Girl at Community Center (uncredited)

Todd Stockman ... Dad (uncredited)
GinaMarie Zimmerman ... Crowd Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Hytner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen McCauley (novel)

Wendy Wasserstein (screenplay)

Produced by
Petra Alexandria .... associate producer
Laurence Mark .... producer
Diana Pokorny .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Stapleton 
 
Film Editing by
Tariq Anwar 
 
Casting by
Daniel Swee 
 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
 
Art Direction by
Patricia Woodbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Bode 
 
Costume Design by
John A. Dunn 
 
Makeup Department
Milton Buras .... assistant hair stylist
Angel De Angelis .... key hair stylist
Naomi Donne .... makeup designer
Carla White .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Keri Weisblum .... post-production supervisor (as Keri Kravitz)
Mari-Jo Winkler .... unit production manager (as Mari-Jo Winkler-Ioffreda)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie A. Bloom .... second assistant director
Sam Hoffman .... first assistant director
Jennifer Loeb .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
James C. Allen .... carpenter
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... on-set decorator
Jim Bokor Jr. .... construction grip
James Bokor Sr. .... construction grip
Arthur F. Boyd .... construction grip
Ellen Christiansen .... assistant set decorator
Damian J. Costa .... set dresser
Ellen Doak .... scenic artist
John R. Ford .... assistant property master
Dennis Freeborn .... set dresser
Andrew Gangloff .... carpenter (as Andrew 'Cowboy' Gangloff)
Marcial Garlitos .... carpenter
Gordon Gertsen .... set dresser
Scott Gertsen .... carpenter
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master (as Robert J. Griffon)
Joseph Grimaldi .... shop electrician
Daniel K. Grosso .... set dresser
Denise Gurkas .... stand-by scenic
Thomas E. Halligan .... construction grip
Kenneth Hammer .... carpenter
George Hugel .... head carpenter
Janice Irwin .... art department coordinator
Miguel Jimenez .... shop electrician
Richard Johnson .... shop production assistant
Robert Keller .... carpenter
Ed Larkin .... head construction grip (as Edward T. Larkin)
Eric Lewin .... set dresser
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist
John McDonnell .... assistant property master (as John B. McDonnell)
Darius Menard .... scenic artist
Fred Merusi .... construction coordinator
Kay Michaels .... art department production assistant
Richard Nelson .... set dresser
Mark Nissenholtz .... scenic artist
Robert Paquette .... construction grip
Debra Porto .... shop person
Louis J. Porzio .... carpenter
Francesco Sciarrone .... scenic artist
Richard A. Sirico .... carpenter
Greg Sullivan .... scenic artist
Chris Vogt .... set dresser
Robert Vogt .... set dresser
Patricia Walker .... scenic charge
Loren Weeks .... assistant art director
Dave Weinman .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound mixer
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Benjamin Cheah .... foley assistant (as Ben Cheah)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
Mark Goodermote .... cable person
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor (as Dan Korentis)
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Adam Lipsius .... assistant sound editor
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Anne Pope .... assistant adr editor
Clete Ritta .... foley recordist
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue supervisor
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... dialogue editor
Allan Zaleski .... apprentice sound editor
Donald Sylvester .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator
Bob Colletti .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Tony Arnaud .... company grip
Florian Ballhaus .... camera operator
Sarah Elspeth Black .... lamp operator (as Sarah Black)
James Boniece .... additional grip (as James M. Boniece)
Lamont Crawford .... company grip
Ralph G. Crowley .... lamp operator
Andy Day .... gaffer (as Andrew J. Day)
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: additional principal photography (as David Dunlap)
Michael Fradianni .... generator operator
Jamie Gallagher .... generator operator
Nils Johnson .... 24 frame video operator
Lee Kazista .... camera trainee
Richard C. Kerekes .... dolly grip (as Richard Kerekes)
Rick Marroquin .... company grip
Peter Marzulli .... rigging best boy
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Jim Miller .... rigging key grip
Heather Norton .... second assistant camera (as Heather MacDonald Norton)
Michael Papadapolous .... lamp operator
Mike Reed .... rigging gaffer (as Michael Reed)
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Susan Starr .... first assistant camera
Craig Vaccaro .... rigging grip (as Craig W. Vaccaro)
John Velez .... best boy electric (as John G. Velez)
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Bob Becchio .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Frederick Elmes .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kathleen Chopin .... casting associate
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting
Melody Nichols .... extras casting assistant
Bill Tripician .... extras casting assistant
Karen Meisels .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor
Sharon Globerson .... wardrobe coordinator
Iris Horta Lemos .... key costumer
Tim McKelvey .... key costumer
Laura Jean Shannon .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Armando Fente .... second assistant editor
Adam Geiger .... apprentice editor
William Henry .... first assistant editor (as Bill Henry)
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Dave Pultz .... color timer (as David Pultz)
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Simon Chamberlain .... orchestrator
Emile Charlap .... music contractor
Emile Charlap .... music preparation
George Fenton .... conductor: score
John Richards .... score mixer
John Richards .... score recordist
Alex Steyermark .... music supervisor
Sally Swisher .... assistant music editor
Mike Knobloch .... music executive (uncredited)
Earl Rose .... music arranger: songs (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Holston .... transportation co-captain
Michael Hyde .... transportation coordinator
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sylvia Ader .... ballroom dancer
Howard Atlee .... ballroom dancer
Adam Baer .... location scout
Erica Bamforth .... set production assistant
Andrew Barr .... assistant: Mr. Hytner
Erica Beeney .... production office assistant (as Erica Anise Beeney)
Gene Benus .... assistant parking coordinator
J.C. Bridges .... assistant parking coordinator
Noel Bright .... set production assistant
Jerome Bynder .... ballroom dancer
Liz Chrystea .... ballroom dancer
Howard Cutler .... ballroom dancer
John DeSimone .... production coordinator
Timothy Donohue .... key set production assistant
Virginia Emerson .... ballroom dancer
Kenan Erdogan .... craft service assistant
Deborah Evans .... assistant accountant
Eleni Fotinos .... choreographer
Eleni Fotinos .... dance instructor
Edward Furs .... ballroom dancer
Oronde Giddings .... production secretary
Vernon Gray .... ballroom dancer
Arthur W. Guenther .... ballroom dancer
Miriam Hamilton .... ballroom dancer
Heather Hope .... assistant: Ms. Aniston
Betty Hudson .... ballroom dancer
Andrea Isaacs .... production accountant
Mary Jackson .... location assistant
June Kawai .... ballroom dancer
Penelope Kent .... assistant: Mr. Hytner
Edward Klau .... set intern
Jennifer Knarich .... set production assistant
Paul Kramer .... assistant location manager
Amanda Ladd .... first assistant accountant
Suzanne Landau .... assistant production coordinator
Vera Lauer .... production office intern
Clay Liversidge .... board operator
Dana Lorge .... ballroom dancer
Eric Mansur .... assistant: Mr. Mark
Dave Martin .... location assistant
Tracy Mercer .... assistant: Ms. Aniston
Jerry Mitchell .... principal choreographer
Jodi Moccia .... assistant choreographer
Solange Monnier .... craft service assistant
Thomas Moore .... location scout
Tom Nonnon .... ballroom dancer (as T. Scott Nonnon)
Matthew Ogens .... production office assistant
Paula Ohaus .... theater staging: children
Sheila Paige .... script supervisor
Sally Parrish .... ballroom dancer
Paul Pellicoro .... choreographer
Paul Pellicoro .... dance instructor
Jamie Polon .... production office intern
Marsha Robertson .... unit publicist
Paul Rossman .... stage manager
Larney Rutledge .... ballroom dancer
Catherine Saliba .... ballroom dancer
Kristen Sampsell .... set production assistant
Lynn Saunders .... location scout
Ted Shields .... set production assistant
Marce Sterner .... location assistant
Michael Stricks .... location manager
Christi Tidman .... post-production accountant
Dale C. Todd .... second assistant accountant
Tom Tumminello .... parking coordinator
Nancy Beth Orr .... choreographer (uncredited)
Jonathan Roumie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language and some sexuality
Runtime:
111 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Dr. Robert Joley:Are you okay honey?
George Hanson:How did we get back to the "honey" stage so quickly?
Dr. Robert Joley:Maybe we never should have left it.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Singin' in the Rain (1952)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Were Meant for MeSee more »

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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
chin up, young person!, 1 March 2006
Author: rivenrock from Australia

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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