The Object of My Affection

The Object of My Affection

Nicholas Hytner (1998)

106min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Jennifer Aniston again tried to escape her Friends persona in this uneven romantic comedy directed, rather surprisingly, by The Madness of King George's Nicholas Hytner. When Aniston finds out she's pregnant by her oafish ex-boyfriend, she asks her gay friend Paul Rudd to help her bring up the child. As expected, she falls in love with him, but the resulting mess it makes of both their lives is sad rather than romantically humorous, while the ending is contrived and unbelievable. It's well meaning, with some nice performances by co-stars Alan Alda and Nigel Hawthorne, but ultimately unsatisfying.

Summary

Pregnant singleton Jennifer Aniston asks her homosexual friend to act as the baby's father, believing that between the two of them they will do an excellent job of raising the child. Nicholas Hytner's romantic comedy, co-starring Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha and Nigel Hawthorne.

Cast & Crew

Nina Borowski Jennifer Aniston
George Hanson Paul Rudd
Vince McBride John Pankow
Sidney Miller Alan Alda
Dr Robert Joley Timothy Daly
Rodney Fraser Nigel Hawthorne
Constance Miller Allison Janney
Paul James Amo Gulinello
Director Nicholas Hytner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for language and a sex scene. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama