The Object of My Affection (1998)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 49
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 25
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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 8
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Average Rating: 3/5
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Nicholas Hytner (The Crucible) directed this Wendy Wasserstein screenplay, adapted from Stephen McCauley's novel, about the romantic mismatch of a gay man and a young pregnant woman. When literary agent Sidney Miller (Alan Alda) and his wife Constance (Allison Janney) have a dinner party, Constance's social-worker stepsister Nina Borowski (Jennifer Aniston) attends without her lawyer boyfriend Vince McBride (John Pankow). Also present are gay schoolteacher George Hanson (Paul Rudd) and his
Apr 17, 1998 Wide
Jan 8, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Dr. Robert Joley
Lauren Varija Pratt
The plot's hokey contrivances and the theatrical shtick tend to prevail over the sporadic moments of insight and emotional truth.
This comedy is content to enjoy the beguiling antics of Ms. Aniston, who is as skillful here as she is miscast, and to let its colorful minor characters give it a sitcom spin.
There is a movie fighting to get out of The Object of My Affection, and I like it better than the movie it's trapped in.
Paul Rudd is charming, and some of the scenes are intelligently written and played, but at a recent screening people on all sides of me were squirming in discomfort.
The Object of My Affection is one of the best romantic comedies I've seen in ages.
At the core... is the college dorm debate question: Can a man and a woman live and love together without sex? The answers ... in a typical dorm room are ... as interesting...
This is a tale of difficult choices and wistful decisions, of trying to choose between two types of love when only one is possible. It is touching without being sappy, and beautifully photographed.
Wendy Wasserstein's script endows the story with equal measures emotional pain and romantic buoyancy...
Consegue se sobressair em meio a uma enxurrada de romancezinhos 'água-com-açúcar' que têm sido produzidos nos últimos tempos.
When confronted with a film as relentlessly PC and romantically feel-good as The Object of My Affection, you eventually have to succumb.
Portrait of a determined young woman's attempt to create her own unique extended family.
Suggests a Nacho Cerda exploitation piece scored by the world's most optimistic organ grinder.
Audience Reviews for The Object of My Affection
- Rodney Fraser: I don't think one should be too hard on oneself if the object of one's affection returns the favor with less enthusiasm than one might have hoped.
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