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The Object of My Affection

The Object of My Affection
The Object of My Affection
The Object of My Affection
  • R
  • 1h 51m
  • 1998
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Jennifer Aniston stars in this sly romantic comedy as Nina, a young woman who falls in love with her new roommate, George, (Paul Rudd) even though he's gay and loves her purely as a friend. When Nina becomes pregnant, she realizes she'd rather raise her child with George than with her boyfriend - a decision that forces the threesome to explore the fine line between love, sex and friendship.
© 1998 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: 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.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
'90s romcom about nontraditional family; cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Object of My Affection is a 1998 look at the ticking biological clock of an unmarried, childless woman trying to balance her work and love life. In this case, the 30-something has fallen in love with her gay best friend. When she decides to have the baby of the boyfriend she dumped, her best friend agrees to raise the child with her. Made before gay marriage was legal and when it was rarer to see gay couples raising families, the movie makes the case that straight, gay, or otherwise, everyone wants love and family in their lives. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," and "d--k." Two men are seen kissing and in bed with shirts off. Nina tells her sexually active teen girls, "I like sex and I like boys a lot," gives them condoms, and advises them that they're in charge of their own bodies and don't need to please boys or succumb to peer pressure. Adults drink alcohol. A character smokes a joint.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:April 17, 1998
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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