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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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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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Storyline

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)

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$218,626 (USA)
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Quotes

Jack: Please don't make me angry, I'm not very good at it and it upsets me for the rest of the day.
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Ocean Drive
Composed by Paul Tucker
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
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Very sweet
3 March 2004 | by (Taipei, Taiwan) – See all my reviews

Jack (Richard E Grant) and Sarah (Imogen Stubbs) are parents-to-be and they are thrilled. They are so happy. Jack has a successful career and a fine house. All this change when Sarah dies while giving birth to their first child. Jack is now a widower and a single parent. He has so much work load and he can't just take his baby girl to work everyday, so now he's desperately looking for a nanny.

When asked what the baby's name is, Jack decides to name her after her late mother- Sarah. One day, at a restaurant, he meets Amy (Samantha Mathis), a young waitress from the States. Seeing how loving she is when taking care of Sarah, Jack soon hires Amy as Sarah's nanny. But Amy is inexperienced regarding baby care and because of the fact that she's an American, Jack's family members and friend William (Ian McKellan)don't get along with her. Things get even more intense when Jack's mother, Margaret (Judi Dench) realises that they two fall for each other...

This film is about two love encounters (not one, but two!!) that take place in the least expected situations. It is hear-warming, entertaining, sweet and touching. If you've got tired of heavy action and special effects, why not give this one a go?


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