The Object of My Affection [DVD] [1998]

Nicholas Hytner's The Object of My Affection comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette, television commercials, and a theatrical trailer. This is a fine disc from 20th Century Fox that will please fans of the film.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection
  • Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1)
  • Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround
  • Subttiles: English, Spanish

Synopsis

The Object of My Affection
Nicholas Hytner (The Crucible) directed this Wendy Wasserstein screenplay, adapted from Stephen McCauley's novel, about the romantic mismatch of a gay man and a young pregnant woman. When literary agent Sidney Miller (Alan Alda) and his wife Constance (Allison Janney) have a dinner party, Constance's social-worker stepsister Nina Borowski (Jennifer Aniston) attends without her lawyer boyfriend Vince McBride (John Pankow). Also present are gay schoolteacher George Hanson (Paul Rudd) and his lover, Dr. Robert Joley (Tim Daly). George learns from Nina that he's being dumped by Robert, a scene ensues, and Nina then invites George to stay in the spare room of her Brooklyn apartment. Nina still has sex with boyfriend Vince, but during late-night talks, she begins to bond with her gay roommate. Nina and George take dance lessons at the local senior citizen's community center, and Gershwin's "You Were Meant for Me" sets the tone for romance as the two become soul mates. Unfortunately, shortly after their love blooms, Nina learns she's pregnant by Vince, who is no longer the object of her affections. Instead of telling the unwanted Vince right away, Nina asks George to join her in raising the child. George stays on, but in the months that follow, he also begins to see men again. Robert takes him along to a Connecticut conference where drama critic Rodney Fraser (Nigel Hawthorne) has Paul James (Amo Gulinello) in tow. George and Paul have an instant attraction, and this prompts everyone involved to reassess their emotional commitments. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jennifer Aniston
    Jennifer Aniston - Nina Borowski
  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd - George Hanson
  • Alan Alda
    Alan Alda - Sidney Miller
  • Nigel Hawthorne
    Nigel Hawthorne - Rodney Fraser
  • John Pankow
    John Pankow - Vince McBride
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