Another in a series of overlooked movies…
Hearing of James Garner’s recent death reminded me of “Murphy’s Romance”, the only role which garnered Garner an Oscar nomination. It is the story of Emma, a down-on-her-luck single mother played by Sally Fields who meets Murphy (Garner’s character), a successful but much older druggist in a small town in the West. It is a love story for adults but suitable for all ages. Carole King sings the theme song, “Love for the Last Time”.
Murphy, referring to a plumbing problem: “It might be the ball cock.”
Emma: “Most problems start there.”