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 <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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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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Shane Richie has said in interviews that part of Jack was his but that ITV wanted someone better known. See more »


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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Adventures in babysitting
26 April 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Jack and Sarah", the delightful comedy directed by Tim Sullivan, was shown recently on cable. The appeal of the film lies largely in the fabulous cast that was put together. Mr. Sullivan delivers a 'feel good' movie that will warm hearts for viewers of all ages.

When Jack's wife dies, suddenly, he is left alone with an infant girl. Jack has no clue about what to do with the baby. His life goes into a tailspin. Enter his kind parents and former mother-in-law. They all have ideas about what to do with Sarah, but Jack ends up resenting their interference. That's when he has the bright idea of getting a nanny for little Sarah.

Amy, the girl he hires, is probably the wrong kind for the job. Little does Jack know, Amy doesn't have a clue about children, let alone, how to handle them. The only thing that is clear is that Amy loves her little charge. Amy and Sarah seem to have been made for one another. Jack warms up to the babysitter and they find one another in love because of Sarah.

Richard E. Grant is a versatile actor. He is tremendously appealing as the confused father of a baby he was not prepared to handle. Samantha Mathis makes an endearing Amy, the girl that steals Jack's heart. Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen are seen in in supporting roles that add great charm to the film.

This is a fun film thanks to Tim Sullivan.

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