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The Object of My Affection

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

'90s romcom about nontraditional family; cursing.

Movie R 1998 111 minutes
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Featuring two of the most likable screen presences around, Rudd and Aniston, this movie transcends its mostly pedestrian story, giving it a giant leg up on the watchability scale. There's no need for a spoiler alert with a film that from the opening minutes is moving obviously toward a happy ending. The wrap-up feels contrived and unrealistic, but satisfying in that lots of seemingly nice people turn out to be, if not entirely happy, at least reasonably satisfied with their lives. The movie shows its age at times, but parents can remind teens that The Object of My Affection came out before gay marriage was legal and it was rarer to see gay couples raising families.

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