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Jack and Sarah (1996)


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A temperamental London lawyer adapts to the challenges of fatherhood when he is left with sole responsibility for his infant daughter in this well-performed British comedy-drama. Richard E. Grant stars as Jack, a high-pressure attorney who believes his life is on the right track: a successful career, a beautiful wife (Imogen Stubbs), and a baby on the way. Tragedy strikes, however, when his wife dies during labor, leaving Jack to raise his daughter Sarah, named in his wife's honor. Shocked and


Comedy, Romance

Tim Sullivan

Aug 19, 2003

PolyGram Video

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (3) | DVD (3)

...a pleasant piece of work...

July 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

A heartwarming, finely-performed movie

July 8, 2005

Grant and Mathis are charming, but the script is not.

February 23, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Well-performed domestic comedy-drama

October 4, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Jack and Sarah

A sweet film about a man so inept at being a father, it?s verging on child abuse. Everybody say Awwww!
September 29, 2009

Super Reviewer

This affable romantic comedy-drama tends to wander from scene to scene and juggles a few more plot threads than it can handle; still, it never becomes predictable, and the surprising rapport between Richard E. Grant and Samantha Mathis (along with the excellent supporting cast) carries the day.
September 4, 2007
Dean McKenna

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Richard E. Grant at his smarmiest in a nauseating schmaltz fest that surely could only be of interest to menopausal women. Utterly hateful crap.
May 13, 2007
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Well-performed domestic comedy-drama
March 4, 2007

Super Reviewer

    1. Amy: I was perfectly happy being miserable.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. Jack: She doesn't need someone who's impressive, Mum. She needs someone who'll love her.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. Anna: All I'm saying is, if you'd like a couple of days off around the 22nd, it would be good for us.
    2. Jack: But she's not due until the 25th, Anna.
    3. Anna: Fine, I'm just saying things will be more manageable around the 22nd.
    4. Jack: All right. sure. I'll ask Sarah to check her diary and see if she can bring the birth forward.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. Jack: Do you want nipple pads or nipple shield or just the pads?
    2. Amy: Bastard.
    3. Jack: Okay, I'll get both. Flesh colored or white? [shrugs]
    4. Amy: If your father goes on this way, we're going to end up being a single parent family.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
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