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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...
| 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 Villaça
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
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
While some of the solutions are a little facile, the film nevertheless succeeds, due in large part to a luminous performance by Jennifer Aniston...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
the last hour becomes surprisingly complex
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
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
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
At the film's center, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd make a cute couple, but they're not much more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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