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The Object of My Affection

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The Object of My Affection is my least favorite of all the Jennifer Aniston movies.  I remember watching it in college and being thoroughly disappointed.  I mean, come on, it has to be one of the crappiest movies ever made.   But if we’re being honest here, has she ever made a good one?  LOL  But when the address of Jen’s sister’s house in The Object of My Affection  was listed in my new fave book Manhattan On Film: Walking Tours of Hollywood’s Fabled Front Lot, I just had to drag my boyfriend out to stalk it.  Good movie or bad, Jen’s still my number one girl!  🙂

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The picturesque brick townhouse showed up only once in the very beginning of The Object of My Affection, as the location where Jen’s wealthy sister and her husband, played by Allison Janney and Alan Alda, throw a lavish dinner party.  It is at this party that Jen meets Paul Rudd, a gay man who will soon become her roommate and the  ill suited “object of her affection”.  In the movie, Paul and his boyfriend are shown exiting the townhouse and arguing in the street on their way home.

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Not only was this townhouse used in The Object of My Affection, but it was also featured briefly in the Season Two episode of  Sex and the City entitled “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”.  In that ep, in order to take her mind off her recent break-up with Mr. Big, Miranda and the girls decide to take Carrie to a Yankees game.   On the way there they pick up Samantha, who is standing outside of the townhouse with her new boyfriend, James.  When I watched the episode recently I immediately recognized the building as The Object of My Affection  townhouse.  🙂  I get asked quite often how I recognize this stuff and my answer is that I have no idea.  LOL  When it comes to filming locations, for some reason I have a photographic memory.  For the life of me I can never remember where I’ve parked my car in a parking lot, but for some odd reason filming locations are forever branded on my brain.  🙂

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It: The Object of My Affection  house is located at 15 East 81st Street on New York’s Upper East Side.

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The Central Park Boathouse – Where Carrie and Big Went Swimming

home1-test.jpgOne of my very favorite episodes of Sex and the City (oh, who am I kidding – every episode is my favorite episode!) was the Season Three Finale when Carrie decides, after much deliberation and a big fight with Miranda, to meet Mr. Big for lunch.  Just before the lunch, Carrie promises Miranda that no matter what happens she will NOT kiss Mr. Big. 

img_03222.jpgOf course, that is easier said than done!  When Big sees Carrie standing on the small dock outside the restaurant, he leans in to kiss her and as she tries to back away from him, they both fall into the pond and start cracking up hysterically.  God, I love Sex and the City!

This scene was shot at The Boathouse Restaurant, which I happened to spot on my very first trip to New York as we were walking through Central Park.  It is an adorable little restaurant that sits right on the lake.  According to my Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell book, SJP cut her foot when she fell in the water shooting this scene and had to be given a tetanus shot right after. 

The Boathouse is a great place to eat lunch during the spring and summer months.  You can eat lunch and watch the pedal-boaters float by.  After lunch you can stop by the boat rental dock and take a nice afternoon boatride across the lake.  

Until next time, Happy Stalking!

Stalk It:  The Boathouse Restaurant is located in the middle of Central Park at E. 72nd Street and Park Drive North.  The restaurant is only open during the months of April through November.  You can visit their website here – The Boathouse.  Carrie and Big fell off the boat rental dock to the left of the restaurant’s entrance.  Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell  is a great resource for SATC  fans – it contains a map with locations of many SATC  filming locations and a lot of behind the scenes info.

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