A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack (as Richard E Grant)
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Amy
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Margaret
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Phil
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Anna
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Sarah
David Swift ...
Michael
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Pamela
Laurent Grévill ...
Alain
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William
Bianca Lee ...
Baby Sarah
Sophia Lee ...
Baby Sarah
Sophia Sullivan ...
Sarah as a Toddler
Niven Boyd ...
Nathaniel
Tracy Thorne ...
Susan
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Jack always lands on his feet. He lands on his feet when he marries the beautiful Sarah. He lands on his feet when he buys a luxurious new home. However, when Sarah goes into labour, he takes a tumble down the stairs and lands on his head. When he comes around he discovers he is the proud father of a baby girl, but deficient in the spouse department to the tune of 1. He hires the help of a novice nanny, but at the end of the day, it's Jack who's left holding the baby. Written by Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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Sometimes... it's the little things in life that bring people together. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements, mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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22 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Jack et Sarah  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,034,230 (UK) (16 June 1995)

Gross:

$218,626 (USA)
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'Stephen Rea' refused the part of Jack. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: Do let us in, Darling. People will think we're Jehovah's Witnesses.
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There's Nothing Like This
Composed by Hammer
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Omar
Courtesy of Phonogram Records
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Competent Four Weddings bandwagoner
11 December 2006 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A curious film. Patently chasing the golden goose formula of Four Weddings and a Funeral this comic film is replete with genuine tragedy, an American girl and a fairly top-drawer British cast. Indeed the film succeeds effortlessly when the actors have a reasonable chunk of script or scene to work with (with the exception of the mediocre Samantha Mathis). I also really enjoyed the fluid comedy, moving between the obvious and the surprising, equally well delivered by the ensemble.

The film falls down though in its rather piecemeal approach. There's a feeling, almost literally, of the film being put together as if by marketeering scientists, looking to maximise its impact. There any number of bizarrely framed shots and loose ends - the set piece is king at the expense of overall cohesion. 4/10 but, hang on, I was conspicuously aware of it not being written or directed by Richard Curtis, so 5/10 for avoiding clone status.


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