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Murphy's Romance (1985)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 14
Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Counted: 1
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 6,400

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Movie Info

Newly divorced Emma Moriarty (Sally Field) moves herself and her young son to a small Arizona town, hoping to establish a horse farm. Town pharmacist Murphy Jones (James Garner), the town's most eligible bachelor, develops a platonic friendship with Emma, but he decides to keep his distance when her ex-husband Bobby Jack (Brian Kerwin), who claims he's changed his irresponsible ways, moves back in with her. At a party at Emma's ranch, Murphy and Bobby Jack get into a verbal row, but nothing is … More

Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre:
Drama , Romance , Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD:
May 16, 2000
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Murphy's Romance

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (1) | DVD (3)

Mildly engaging but well acted romantic melodrama, especially by James Garner, who received his first and only Best Actor Oscar nomination for playing a small-town pharmacist.

Full Review… | January 23, 2013
EmanuelLevy.Com

A quirky May-December romancer that's subtle and low key in its sweetness. Garner and Field make for an unlikely romantic tandem

June 3, 2004
Movie Eye

Amiable light rom-com.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

A delightful romantic comedy about a widower and a single parent who learn to listen once again to the promptings of the hearts when love surprises them.

Full Review… | January 15, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Murphy's Romance

Very good movie :) A nice movie to watch on a rainy day when there's nothing else to do. Gardner & Field were great in this movie :)

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Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

Year in and year out, James Garner delivers. He and Field have great chemistry in this May-December romantic comedy.

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binky013
Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

½

Delightfully old-fashioned and pleasing romantic comedy.

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deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

½

This fall-spring relationship may be a little bit difficult to understand but James Garner ends up being charming enough to win over Sally Field. One suspects this is due to a lack of options. Very sweet rather than creepy.

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John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Murphy's Romance Quotes


Murphy Jones:
Stay to dinner murphy?
Emma Moriarty:
I won't do that unless I'm still here at breakfast.
Emma Moriarty:
How do you like your eggs?
– Submitted by Nick M (2 years ago)

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