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The last thing Emma Moriarty expected to find in Eunice, Arizona, was love. So how does she wind upthe object of MURPHY'S ROMANCE? Sally Field and James Garner star in this endearing comic love story from director Martin Ritt (Norma Rae). Field plays a gutsy divorced mother eager to make it as a horse trainer on a small desert ranch. Enter the town's most eligible widower, Murphy Jones (Garner).The lovable, free-wheeling pharmacist befriends Emma and eventually comes a-courting. But just whenEmma may have found the right guy, her ne'er do well ex, Bobby Jack (Brian Kerwin), rides back intoher life. Which one of these persistent suitors will lasso the reluctant filly? Share the warmth and feel-good humor of Field, Garner and MURPHY'S ROMANCE!
Director Martin Ritt (Norma Rae) helmed this offbeat romance that earned costar James Garner an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a widowed druggist who befriends a confused divorcee (Sally Field) and her son, who move to a small rural town to start over. The laid-back performance of Garner as a man finding love "for the last time in his life" contrasts wonderfully with Field's portrayal of a woman scared and unsure of what the future may hold for her, and the two of them together exhibit great comic timing. As well written and as deftly performed as any movie of its type, Murphy's Romance will rope you in with its winning style. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The plot of the film is a simple one. Movies like this are never really about their plots so much as they are about their characters. Emma Moriarty is a single mom who grew up on a farm, knows horses and hard work, and who moves out to the country to fix up a ramshackle old house and barn to start a business of boarding and training horses. Her son Jake is played by 80s child star Corey Haim, who plays his role somberly as a boy who misses his dad and is kind of clueless as to the workings of this new life.Read more ›
What is known is that charming James Garner (Maverick) meets sweet Sally Field (Gidget), and all heaven breaks loose. Together these two seasoned pros are pure magic, and every precious moment has thankfully been preserved on widescreen DVD.
So if you and your significant other want to take a break from the currrent crop of bad buddy pictures, boring biographies, slasher sludge, way too talky chick flicks about rich guys picking up poor women, or those endless prom films where 27-year-olds regularly play 17-year-olds, then this one is the ticket.
Murphy's Romance is the kind of stuff that pleasant (movie) dreams are made of.
Emma's ex-husband returns, and it is wonderful to watch Murphy cut him down to size. Murphy is wonderful. With the twinkle in his eye and wonderful smile, you can't help but like him....and this movie.
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Thank you so very, very much for Murphy's Romance DVD.
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Always enjoy James Garner and this is a delightful story. Good acting, touching and fun. Wish more movies like this were made these days.Published on Nov. 19 2013 by Diana Esmits
It's a great movie. Romantic storyline with a country theme and no blood and guts. I love watching "Mr Rockford Files"Published on March 16 2013 by Harry Weston
JAMES GARNER!! SALLY FIELD!! A quiet, sweet story about relationships and self esteem, without letting you know that's what it's about at all.Published on Feb. 1 2013 by Laurie Henthorne
James Garner as Murphy is smart, confident, capable, wise and one class act. He is truly one of the greatest characters of all-time. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Josh
This is one of my favorite movies. James Garner and Sally Field are just great, the writing is very good (Garner's lines are just great), the pacing is relaxed but not slow, and... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by Michael H. Shirley
A sweet happy ever after romance that everyone should watch. It's a delight to watch a film that doesn't have sex or violence in it but a hopeful and fullfiling movie that every... Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2002
i first viewed this movie at the tender age of 12 and though i wasn't aware of the slight sexual undertones of the movie at the time i was aware of the fact that it was a good... Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2002 by Pen Name