The Object of My Affection

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The Object of My Affection is a 1998 romantic comedy film, adapted from the book of the same title by Stephen McCauley. The story concerns a pregnant New York social worker who develops romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and the complications that ensue. The film is directed by Nicholas Hytner, the screenplay written by Wendy Wasserstein.

The movie was filmed in 1997 in various locations around New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

A love story that could only happen between best friends. (taglines)


Constance: I enjoy gay people, but I just have a slight problem with my pregnant sister being in love with one of them.

Nina: Don't open the door for any gas men. Unless you think either one of us would be interested.

Nina: I like guys a lot, but I'm not going to waste my time with some guy that doesn't see things the way I do... I mean do you really need this guy?

Nina: I want you to be with me, I want you to marry me, I want you to love me the way that I love you.

Nina: You don't tell a woman that you love her and then two days later bring Romeo over to sleep with him.

Nina: You have to pick one person and make it work.

Rodney Fraser: Don't fix your life so that you're left alone right as you come to the middle of it.

Sidney: If I wasn't happily married and you weren't my wife's stepsister, I'd have an affair with you in a second.

Nina: Freud didn't know DICK about women.

Rodney Fraser: One shouldn't be too hard on oneself when the object of one's affection returns the favor with rather less enthusiasm than one might have hoped.

Dr. Robert Joley: We're too old to settle for a twin-bedded friendship.

Rodney Fraser: Have you noticed that you're the only practicing heterosexual at your Thanksgiving dinner?
Nina: I haven't practiced for a while.

George Hanson: I'm simple, that's why I teach first grade.

Sidney: I swear, I'm hotter than a goat in China.

Sidney: Betty, we should go.
Constance: Betty was your other wife. I'm Constance.

Constance: Do you love him?
Nina: Yeah, whatever that means.

Nina: I want to look at you and not feel so hurt by you.

George Hanson: Do you ever just want to touch her nose? I mean it's like a Tulip.
Nina: Don't start that with her.

Nina: Head up, young person.

Dr. Robert Joley: Are you okay, honey?
George Hanson: How did we get back to the "honey" stage so quickly?
Dr. Robert Joley: Maybe we never should have left it.


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