The Object of My Affection

1998 film by Nicholas Hytner

The Object of My Affection is a 1998 romantic comedy film about a pregnant New York social worker who develops romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and the complications that ensue.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Written by Wendy Wasserstein, adapted from the book of the same title by Stephen McCauley.
A love story that could only happen between best friends. taglines

Nina Borowski

  • Don't open the door for any gas men. Unless you think either one of us would be interested.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • You don't tell a woman that you love her and then two days later bring Romeo over to sleep with him.
  • You have to pick one person and make it work.
  • Freud didn't know DICK about women.
  • I want to look at you and not feel so hurt by you.
  • Head up, young person.

George Hanson

  • I'm simple, that's why I teach first grade.

Rodney Fraser

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

Constance Miller

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


  • Sidney Miller: If I wasn't happily married and you weren't my wife's stepsister, I'd have an affair with you in a second.
  • Sidney Miller: I swear, I'm hotter than a goat in China.
  • Dr. Robert Joley: We're too young 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.

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

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

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.

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.


  • A love story that could only happen between best friends.
  • Sometimes The Most Desirable Relationship Is The One You Can't Have


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