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  • Summary: George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy Brooklyn apartment, a devotion to ballroom dancing and they love each other. There's only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she's pregnant, things get particularly complicated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Much of that appeal comes from compelling performances by the two main actors.
  2. 75
    As Nina, Aniston not only displays a surprising capacity for both comedy and drama, but she shines with the kind of star quality that only a handful of current performers exhibit.
  3. You come away with a remarkable sense of the filmmakers and actors working together harmoniously as they delve into the heart of relationships between friends and lovers.
  4. Unfortunately, all the good parts didn't add up to a great movie.
  5. 50
    All of this promising material is dealt with on that level where characters are not quite allowed to be as perceptive and intelligent as real people might be in the same circumstances.
  6. So riddled with cultural stereotypes, woe-is-me neurotic mopiness, and glib therapeutic compassion that by the end all it leaves you with is a waxy buildup of falseness.
  7. If the woman’s love is obsessive and needy, the story becomes stupid and painful, and that is what happens in The Object of My Affection, the Stephen McCauley novel that has been adapted for the movies with disastrous panache by playwright Wendy Wasserstein and director Nicholas Hytner.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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