• The Object of My Affection (1998)

The Object of My Affection

Release Date: April 17th, 1998

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2002

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

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: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, Nigel Hawthorne, John Pankow, Tim Daly, Allison Janney, Steve Zahn

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: New York City, Friendship, Amusing, Temptation, Forbidden love, Touching, 1990s, Friend, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    It boasts appealing performances, and it takes a reasonably tasteful approach to its subject, aside from a string of four-letter words that sound strangely out of place in this romantic comedy. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    Much of that appeal comes from compelling performances by the two main actors. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    As Nina, Aniston not only displays a surprising capacity for both comedy and drama, but she shines with the kind of star quality that only a handful of current performers exhibit. show more

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