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Despite heartfelt performances from Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, The Object of My Affection suffers from too many plot contrivances and frequent turns into rom-com sappiness. Read critic reviews

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New York City social worker Nina Borowski (Jennifer Aniston) invites her gay friend, George (Paul Rudd), to move into her apartment after he breaks up with his longtime lover, Robert (Tim Daly). Meanwhile, Nina gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby -- but end her relationship with the child's father, boyfriend Vince (John Pankow). As Nina and George live and raise the baby together, the two grow close -- and Nina realizes she's beginning to fall in love with her friend.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Aniston
Nina Borowski
Paul Rudd
George Hanson
Alan Alda
Sidney Miller
Nigel Hawthorne
Rodney Fraser
John Pankow
Vince McBride
Tim Daly
Dr. Robert Joley
Allison Janney
Constance Miller
Steve Zahn
Frank Hanson
Bruce Altman
Dr. Goldstein
Kevin Carroll
Louis Crowley
Lauren Pratt
Sally Miller
Robert C. Lee
Dinner Guest
Stephen McCauley
Writer
Petra Alexandria
Associate Producer
Diana Pokorny
Co-Producer
George Fenton
Original Music
Oliver Stapleton
Cinematographer
Tariq Anwar
Film Editor
Jane Musky
Production Designer
Susan Bode
Set Decoration
John A. Dunn
Costume Designer
Angel De Angelis
Key Hair Stylist
Naomi Donne
Makeup Designer
Mari-Jo Winkler
Unit Production Manager
Sam Hoffman
First Assistant Director
Julie A. Bloom
Second Assistant Director
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Critic Reviews for The Object of My Affection

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  • Jul 11, 2014
    I'm sure that Anniston and Rudd agreed never to speak of this again.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2014
    I love both of them, but I didn't care much for this movie. I thought it was slow-moving, boring, and a little corny.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2014
    Jennifer Aniston made some interesting choices in taking movie roles in the nineties, before she became queen of the agitating awful rom-coms. This indie comedy, about a social worker and her gay roommate, shows them having a strained relationship while also dealing with their own love lives. I'm torn on whether or not I genuinely like this film, because the characters are enjoyable to watch, and the way they maneuver between the blurred lines of sexuality is interesting, but the way sexual orientation is depicted leaves me cold. So many films have tried to characterize sexuality as a spectrum that involves men who are gay experimenting with women to a point of domesticity. This was done successfully on "Will and Grace" and the same concept was exploited in "Gigli" but to an outside observer it rarely makes sense. Here, at least, it's clearly defined that George has no interest in a sexual relationship with Nina, and just wants to help her raise her child, but Nina is unaware, which tilts perspective. This film handles its characters' motivations rather well and shows the dysfunction in their relationship with aplomb, but it would be great for once to see a gay man and straight woman be friends without the added drama of sexual tension. Otherwise it's a sweet little film that explores modern day relationships and their many layers.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2012
    Interesting topic, kinda a love it or hate it film. It's really cute and Aniston's performance was great. It's just a cute little film to watch. The reference to singing in the rain blew me away!!!!! I love it
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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