A Blogathon to Be Thankful For – The Object of My Affection (1998)


This is my 2nd of 4 submissions for the A Blogathon to be Thankful For being run by Sally of 18 Cinema Lane

Tnx for letting me take part!

“Don’t fix your life so that you’re left alone right when you come to the middle of it.”- Rodney

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Nov 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A pregnant social worker decides to raise her unborn child with her gay roommate which leads to all kinds of complications.

My Take on it – This is a film that I recall hearing about when it came out, yet never had the chance to see what it was all about.

During my research for this blogathon, I came across it and decided to see what it was all about.

The story is a fun romantic comedy with a nice twist that helps make things feel very unique and different from most other films in the genre.

The movie has an amazing cast led by Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd.

They are helped along the way by Nigel Hawthorne, John Pankow, Tim Daly, Steve Zahn, Alan Alda and Alisson Janney who are all so delightful to watch here.

They find great ways to develop all of these characters as the story unfolds and they constantly seem very realistic and genuine in all that they say, do and how they act as things progress.

The film has great dialogue that is very engaging and gives the viewer so much to ponder about life and relationships.

The scene that stands out the most here is actually the Thanksgiving scene and now I understand why this film is on the list of movies featuring the Holiday.

It is such a profound scene that says so much about the way we all view relationships and is truly an amazingly written scene.

Bottom Line – Really fun romantic comedy that works eve better due to the unique aspects of the story. The cast is superb with Aniston, Rudd, Hawthorne, Pankow, Daly, Zahn, Alda and Janney all giving such great performances here. The film is able to develop some great characters who all come across as being quite realistic and plausible in all that they do, say or act along the way. The dialogue is great and gives us so much to think about as the story unfolds. The Thanksgiving scene is really a stand out scene that says so much about relationships and is quite profound. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – George (Paul Rudd) tells Nina (Jennifer Aniston) that his date for his high school prom (the one to whom he showed a “good time”) was named Lucy Jane. In a display of her offbeat sense of humor, that is the name of Screenwriter Wendy Wasserstein’s daughter. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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One thought on “A Blogathon to Be Thankful For – The Object of My Affection (1998)

  1. Another good review! Based on what you wrote, ‘The Object of my Affection’ sounds similar to ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’. I’ve only seen snippets of ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’, but from what I remember, it also has an interesting perspective on relationships. Thanks for joining my blogathon!

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