The Object of My Affection Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
The plot's hokey contrivances and the theatrical shtick tend to prevail over the sporadic moments of insight and emotional truth.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It never persuades you it belongs on the big screen.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The Object of My Affection is one of the best romantic comedies I've seen in ages.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
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...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Wendy Wasserstein's script endows the story with equal measures emotional pain and romantic buoyancy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The best romantic comedy so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kristan Ginther
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The forgettable sum does not equal the formidable parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Consegue se sobressair em meio a uma enxurrada de romancezinhos 'água-com-açúcar' que têm sido produzidos nos últimos tempos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
When confronted with a film as relentlessly PC and romantically feel-good as The Object of My Affection, you eventually have to succumb.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
Portrait of a determined young woman's attempt to create her own unique extended family.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 13, 2002
Suggests a Nacho Cerda exploitation piece scored by the world's most optimistic organ grinder.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Although the movie maintains a certain level of interest, at times it feels thoroughly scattershot, especially in dealing with its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Would-be comedy actually delivers very little in the chuckle department, runs way too long, musters up a weak ending, and offers nothing substantially original or thought-provoking to the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Director paces movie too languidly and dulls most of the emotional punches with the result being a film bordering too often on blandness when its strength is its risk taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
As likable as Aniston and Rudd are, their respective movie presences have not yet developed to the degree that they can overcome the shortcomings of The Object of My Affection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
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.
Jane Ganahl
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Given what this film had going for it, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, all the good parts didn't add up to a great movie.
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Every edit feels jarring, slamming scenes one into the other rather than letting them build to humorous high points.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It's difficult to get an audience to root for disagreable protagonists in a love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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