Murphy's Romance: Oldie but Goodie!
Love this movie!
Review of the film, Murphy's Romance
My wife and I don't watch many movies any more, but we have watched this one perhaps a dozen times, on different platforms, over many years. If it pops up while we are going through the channels on the television, we almost always stop and watch it. Some of the lines, like "How do you like your eggs?" will be with us forever.
I suppose James Garner and Sallie Field both being at their best helps... but honestly, it is probably that we are a little younger than him, and a little older than her... that just makes this film very special to us. We were fans of both of them before they made this little gem together, so that contributes as well.
And, being born romantics doesn't hurt, either.
As the man of the family, I'll admit a little bias to enjoying Garner and his car, parked in front of his store, as well. There is just something special about a guy and his particular car that cannot be matched.
The chemistry between the two of them just sparkles... whether they are in sync, as later on, or out-of-sync as they seem to be early in the film. His 'no-nonsense' approach to their 'relationship' just draws us in, every time, whether the first or the tenth viewing.
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James Garner as Bret Maverick
Jim has left us, now, as I update this film review, but he will never be forgotten by anyone who has the chance to see this marvelous film. It represents, so well, everything he did in a very long, productive, and incredible career.
Many will know him best for his television series roles, or other movies, of course, of many, many years. But, to me, this role as the small town druggist is my favorite.
Sally Field at 62nd Academy Awards
We knew Sally Field as the Flying Nun, then in Smokey and the Bandit, and many other, increasing more demanding film roles. And, of course, her Academy Award speech, "You love me, you really love me!" … or something to that effect.
We'll always think of her here in this simple little role, and the challenges she faced in her life in this small town… where she interacts with the local druggist!! ;-)