The basic plot, like the title, is pretty simple - straight from a "Silhouette" Romance you may think, but there is so much more than romance to Murphy. This is a carefully crafted slice of Western small town life without a wasted word or action, as a background to the contrasts between the steady, reserved residents and the charming but feckless ex-husband. Of course James Garner gives a lift to everything he is in, and has some wonderfully humourous moments, but all the cast give solid, convincing performances and make this a movie to cherish.
Absolutely love this film. A great story line, superb acting from all. Gardner and Fields stand out (as expected). I can watch it again and again. A story about a single mum, standing on her own two feet, working extremely hard to become financially self sufficient. It shows the discrimination women can experience (you would likely get a bank loan if you had a husband). A wonderful romantic love story that is very natural.
I saw this film on tv .Thats how I have managed to rate it. In oct 2012 i ordered the film from amazon but it does not play on my english tv As i live in England Why would I want a dvd that will only play in USA or on an adapted set. Why not make sure most of DVDs Sold through Amazon in England can be played here straghit away.
A wry and heartwarming love and comedy film with brilliant performances from the entire cast. The story and script are so well told and the characters are just perfect. You can tell that I liked it. Please see it too.