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Murphy's Romance (1985)

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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

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

May 16, 2000

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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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.

January 23, 2013 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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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.

January 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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Year in and year out, James Garner delivers. He and Field have great chemistry in this May-December romantic comedy.
January 14, 2007
binky013

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Delightfully old-fashioned and pleasing romantic comedy.
December 10, 2006
deano
Dean McKenna

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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.
January 13, 2014
John Ballantine

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