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Jack & Sarah (1995)

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

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Tim Sullivan

Writer:

Tim Sullivan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard E. Grant ... Jack (as Richard E Grant)
Samantha Mathis ... Amy
Judi Dench ... Margaret
Eileen Atkins ... Phil
Cherie Lunghi ... Anna
Imogen Stubbs ... Sarah
David Swift ... Michael
Kate Hardie ... Pamela
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Alain
Ian McKellen ... William
Bianca Lee Bianca Lee ... Baby Sarah
Sophia Lee Sophia Lee ... Baby Sarah
Sophia Sullivan Sophia Sullivan ... Sarah as a Toddler
Niven Boyd 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 house. However, when Sarah goes into labor, 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

France | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akachan ni banzai!? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,098, 24 March 1996

Gross USA:

$218,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$218,626
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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To promote this movie, its advertisements offered a money-back guarantee for anybody who didn't enjoy it when it came out in the theater. See more »

Quotes

Woman in agency: Would you like to meet a woman or... A man?
Jurek: I'd prefer a woman.
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Soundtracks

We Don't Talk
Composed by Gabrielle / George McFarlane (as McFarlane) / Raymond St. John (as St. John)
Published by Perfect Songs/Rondor Music
Performed by Gabrielle
Courtesy of Go Discs Ltd.
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painfully contrived
29 December 2004 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

I spent an hour hoping this movie was going to finally get in gear before deciding it just wasn't going to happen. It has its moments, but the story is ridiculous, as are the actions of the characters, the humor is mild and the drama is maudlin. While the main problem is the drab script and pedestrian direction, the movie is also harmed by Mathis' performance. This is not to say that she is particularly bad, but she is not warm and loving and charming to make the film's absurd premise work. She seemed kind of ordinary, and that is exactly what the role does not call for. I like Grant, and he's decent in this, although I think he only really shines in more prickly roles. This just doesn't make it.


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