A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
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>
The singer at the wedding reception (credited only as "Wedding Singer") was played by Audra McDonald, arguably the most-lauded Broadway actor of her generation. By the time she filmed her bit part in this movie, McDonald had already won two Tony Awards (the highest honor for a Broadway performer). In June 2014, Audra McDonald won her sixth Tony Award (for Best Actress in a Play, for playing Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"), which meant that she set a number of records: as of that win, she was the first performer, male or female, to win six competitive Tonys (Julie Harris also had six Tonys, but one was honorary). McDonald was also the first (and as of 2017, the only) performer ever to win Tonys in all four possible acting categories: Best Leading Performance in both a play and a musical and Best Supporting Performance in both a play and a musical. McDonald's first Tony was for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for the 1994 revival of Carousel--which had been directed by Nicholas Hytner, also the director of The Object of My Affection. See more »
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 »
Despite a downright peculiar finish which gives new meaning to the term 'feel-good', "The Object of My Affection" is a careful, perceptive and insightful comedy-drama about a straight woman and her gay-male best friend living together. Keeping the obvious sex-jokes at bay, the movie strives to create three-dimensional people and works most of the time. This is due in large part to Jennifer Aniston, an easy presence on the screen. The set-up is pure formula, but the results are occasionally offbeat, squirrelly, sometimes funny and moving. Story thread with Nigel Hawthorne as an elderly gay man who gets dumped-on shows the casual cruelty inherent in gay relationships, and this is handled with quiet taste. Not everything works in "Affection", but it is remarkably pleasant and (for better or worse) hetero-friendly. *** from ****
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