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...
| Original Score: C-
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The plot's hokey contrivances and the theatrical shtick tend to prevail over the sporadic moments of insight and emotional truth.
The shift in focus defuses what might have been fresh in the story.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's difficult to get an audience to root for disagreable protagonists in a love story.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Emotional and comedic inconsistency plagues the movie's flow.
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.
At the film's center, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd make a cute couple, but they're not much more than that.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 2/10
Like other aspects of the movie, this portrait of urban life doesn't ring particularly true; but if Hollywood fantasy is what you're after, Hytner's romance is as watchable as most others this season.
| Original Score: 2/4
Although the movie maintains a certain level of interest, at times it feels thoroughly scattershot, especially in dealing with its characters.
Aniston's less than substantial acting talents are put to the test by this role, and she just barely manages to keep her head above water.
| Original Score: 69/100
The script is too easy. It uses broad strokes and lacks the subtlety that might have made the characters even more interesting.
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Suggests a Nacho Cerda exploitation piece scored by the world's most optimistic organ grinder.
| Original Score: 0/4
The forgettable sum does not equal the formidable parts.
Every edit feels jarring, slamming scenes one into the other rather than letting them build to humorous high points.
| Original Score: 4/10