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The Object of My Affection (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
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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.
In this ultra-hip, multilayered comedy, triangles and emotional imbroglios take on a new meaning. Well, at least they try. Jennifer Aniston plays a straight woman who falls in love with a gay man (Paul Rudd). She invites him to move in with her just hours after they meet. As their friendship progresses, she learns she is pregnant, and wants Rudd to act as daddy to her newborn, much to the consternation of her overbearing boyfriend (John Pankow).
The film takes itself too seriously, although there is some genuine emotion buried in Wendy Wasserstein's clunky script. It is not that the relationships are unbelievable; it is that the story lurches forward from one stilted setup to another. And unfortunately, characters are motivated by unknown forces to take on major life changes without explanation. More fortunate are two very likable performances by Rudd, who wisely plays this without cute, homosexual tics, and a most perky and appealing Aniston. Supporting actor Nigel Hawthorne walks away with the film as a gay drama critic who imparts a few important life lessons as he learns one of his own. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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number of cross border patrons, situated where it is. Here we have a gay personage, moving in, and a woman with all her dreams of a male lover, pictures this man of embodying it. we are led up to a climactic scene where they make love and the phone rings and they are interrupted as he answers the phone...the pot of gold turns into an empyt spitoon..well not really and they remain friends..and she tries to go back to Vinn?..who objectifies gays as all that
leads to breakdowns in modern life...in a very pervasive way...and wants to take no responsibility for anything...than the gay character goes back to a male lover...and that is really his lover rather than the Anniston character..this character seems to exist in monotone..doesnt seem to be emotionally engaged anywhere or passionate about much he says lines..one good line about his interests where he mentions many things...and sex last..is a gem..and the religious epithets abound throughout the film...like we shouldnt try to pigeonhole or find their identity through their identification in terms of sex..the film has a dark ending where the Anniston character keeps on a friendship basis with the gay friend, who adds something to her life, and may have a relationship with Vinnie, but its all refractory and unsatisfying a let down, like the childhood rainbow which brightened her childhood memory remains like the baby part of childhood and this is her adult world...piece meal and getting pieces of satisfaction..her object is broken much as everyone's ;ife is throughout the film..a verg good screenplay and Anniston is emotionally engaged throughout and we really feel like she's looking for love and finding it, its just she doesnt get it back, and the bed scene reverbrates and haunts her mind like the disquisition from a traveller on Calvin Klein Shakespeare and romeo and JUliet at film's end....her character suffers a pseudo death..but she's never been better and enticing in this heroine type role..its just the character's not all that realistic...should we really try to change people against their nature and hope to succeed..instead of two against the world she remains in solitude with the phone ringing
The story centers around the friendship of a gay schoolteacher, George (Paul Rudd), who is dumped by his boyfriend. (...)
It's a charming movie, with terrific performances throughout. Rudd and Anniston share terrific chemistry together. White is appropriately sleazy. Allison Janney and Alan Alda as Nina's sister and brother-in-law offer hilarious support. And Nigel Hawthorne as Paul's mentor, provides the movie with heart and soul. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein adapts Stephen McCauley's novel, and the script is solid. Nicholas Hytner's direction is assured. The movie is filled with laughs and genuine emotion. The scene in the gym where Nina confronts Stephen packs incredible power.
Some have complained that George is too perfect and too nice--that the filmmakers were so concerned about having the mainstream audience accept him as a character that they went out of his way to make him bland and inoffensive. There might be a little truth in that, but I think Rudd's performance makes the character feel genuine at all times. (...)
However, the one thing that really pleases me about this movie is that it was the first mainstream Hollywood movie that allowed its gay character to be gay. (I exclude "Torch Song Trilogy" from this analysis as TST was about gay relationships.) Up to this point, gay characters were everybody's best friend or problem. Window dressing to offer witty banter or to show us how liberal our heterosexual leads were. The gay characters were only gay because we were told they were--they were never allowed to have a romance of their own. Their love lives were always non-existent. The fact that George not only meets another guy and dates him. They have a genuine romantic and sexual relationship, something that most mainstream Hollywood movies rarely addressed with their gay male characters, unless as a "problem."
I have no idea what, if any extras, will be on the DVD. Frankly, I don't care. I'll be happy enough just to have it on DVD. But, once it has come out (as it were), I will revisit this review to discuss said extras (should there be some of note).
If you like this movie, then I strongly recommend: "Trick", "The Broken Hearts Club", "Broadway Damage", "Just One Time", "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss", "Torch Song Trilogy", "9 to 5" (no gay content, but a very funny comedy), and (begrudgingly as it is not nearly as good as the other movies on this list as it is very coy about the homosexuality of its characters), "In & Out".
Review (C)2001 Joe Edkin
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