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Jack & Sarah (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 March 1996 (USA)
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A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack (as Richard E Grant)
David Swift ...
Laurent Grévill ...
Bianca Lee ...
Baby Sarah
Sophia Lee ...
Baby Sarah
Sophia Sullivan ...
Sarah as a Toddler
Niven Boyd ...
Tracy Thorne ...


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 <>

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She's not proper, she's not fitting, she's not British, but to Jack she's a breath of fresh air. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack et Sarah  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,034,230 (UK) (16 June 1995)


$218,626 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Performed by Simply Red
Composed by Mick Hucknall
Published by So What Music/EMI Songs
Taken from the East West Records album "Stars"
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Sweet little film deserves more attention.
13 February 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

I knew little about Jack and Sarah the first time I saw it-it did little or no business in the theatres. In fact, my reason to choose it was based solely on Samantha Mathis being in it. When I see her on the screen, I get a nice, warm glow. Samantha Mathis is a doll, as she is in this film.

But pleasantly, surprisingly, the film itself is a little doll as well..

I didn't know I'd also be getting Dame Judi Dench, and Ian McEllen (in a wonderful performance), but there they were, no extra charge.

The theme of the film stumbles once and awhile through some very difficult territory-young urban exec loses his wife during childbirth and is forced to reexamine his life, and rediscover the meaning of love through this beautiful little girl. And the help of an assortment of well-meaning misfits, of course.

Richard E Grant does a marvelous job as Jack, who recreates himself, and betters himself, against all odds.

A sweet little movie worth seeing.

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