The Object of My Affection

An unusual love story. A gay man, recently single, moves in with a woman friend, making her boyfriend jealous. They develop their friendship. When she falls pregnant, boyfriend is overjoyed until she decides that the gay man is who she wants to help her raise the kid.

110 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language) .
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Will you marry me?
Will you marry me?


Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha, Jennifer Aniston, Lena Cardwell, Alan Alda
Nicholas Hynter
ScreenplayWendy Wasserstein, from the novel by Stephen McCauley
MusicGeorge Fenton
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in1998
Produced by20th Century Fox


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Peter Frost
The Cape Times
Molly Green
The Star
Michael Rechtshaffen
Die Burger
Roline Norval
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
eye Weekly
Malene Arpe
Box Office
Kristan Ginter
Rough Cut
Christopher Brandon
Film Review
Lórien Haynes

Average .. 56%


Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Lynette Anthony 12
Reyaaz Hassan 14
Tim Sniffen 14

Average .. 67%


Visitor Comments

Lynette Anthony: Not too bad.... expected much more though.

Reyaaz Hassan: Can be described as a mature romantic comedy/drama - the gay dilemna is handled in a clever manner - Nigel Hawthorne brings an intellectual sadness. I was never bored and was quite impressed with the fringe characters - especially the intro of Lewis. On a more trivial note - has anyone else noticed that the trailer song was not heard in the movie at all - not even in the credits - this happened in City of Angels as well - I suppose they're all part of the same industry and a popular song on a soundtrack will increase sales - no matter that the song doesn't make an actual movie appearance.

Tim Sniffen: On the song's absence - strangely, it's not on the soundtrack either! Which is unfortunate, since I think it goes with the movie so well. I liked the film, and found it to be a fresh take on what is becoming the ''straight woman - gay man'' storyline.

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