The Object of My Affection
The Object of My Affection (1998)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 17, 1998
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

The plot's hokey contrivances and the theatrical shtick tend to prevail over the sporadic moments of insight and emotional truth.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The Object of My Affection is one of the best romantic comedies I've seen in ages.

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Time Out

It never persuades you it belongs on the big screen.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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...

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

The best romantic comedy so far this year.

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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
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… More
Jeremy Smith
What starts out as a fairly basic story turns into a complex love story and then ends up as a mess.
Dean McKenna
This glossy, unusual romantic comedy is great with the appealling cast including Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd.
John Ballantine
I'm sure that Anniston and Rudd agreed never to speak of this again.
Wildaly M
A pretty good movie, though I did feel a bit disappointed in the end but it was the proper way to end it I suppose. Good to watch if you're in the mood for… More
Yinalí Ríos
Cool movie.