Jack & Sarah

1996

Jack & Sarah

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74%

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Total Count: 19

79%

Audience Score

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In this quirky British comedy, nervous yuppie widower Jack finds himself saddled with the responsibility of raising his infant daughter. To keep his mother-in-law at bay, Jack hires a clumsy but vivacious American waitress as a baby-sitter. Mayhem ensues as she adjusts to the job, and Jack adjusts to fatherhood.

Cast

Judi Dench
as Margaret
Ian McKellen
as William, The Tramp
David Swift
as Michael
Bianca Lee
as Sarah as a Baby
Sophia Lee
as Sarah as a Baby
Sophia Sullivan
as Sarah as a Toddler
Niven Boyd
as Nathaniel
Deborah Findlay
as Miss Cartwright
Claire Toeman
as Health Visitor
Matyelok Gibbs
as Physiotherapist
Michael McStay
as Security Man
James Bannon
as City Boy
David J. Nicholas
as Delivery Man
Susie McKenna
as Paramedic
Keith Bartlett
as Taxi Driver
John Grillo
as Landlord
Richard Leaf
as Stoned Man
Andrew Read
as Office Boy
Raymond Brodie
as Office Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for Jack & Sarah

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

  • Sparky playing, a generally sharp script and bright packaging add up to a neat little winner in the romantic comedy Jack & Sarah, a kind of After Nine Months London style.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • As English as it gets, this romantic comedy about a one-parent family is not without a modest charm.

    Sep 23, 2006 | Full Review…

    Brian Case

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • It's a miracle on the level of childbirth that it holds together at all. But it does.

    Feb 13, 2001 | Full Review…
  • To its credit, "Jack and Sarah" eschews the standard cutesy-poo shenanigans found in movies where adorable infants run inexperienced adults ragged with their needs. Unfortunately, the movie has very little comedy to offer in place of such antics.

    Jan 1, 2000
  • "Jack & Sarah" is one of those romantic movies viewers know will end in a happy smooch. What's fine is the rush of amusing, heartrending humanity before it gets to the inevitable.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This picture is uneven and a bit long, and it suffers from the pompous hamming of Ian McKellen as a patronizing old wino. But its shagginess is part of its charm ...

    Jul 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jack & Sarah

  • Nov 06, 2007
    Completely harmless, likeable and sweet. It's eveything you'd expect from a British rom-com - post Four Weddings.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2007
    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.
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2007
    Richard E. Grant at his smarmiest in a nauseating schmaltz fest that surely could only be of interest to menopausal women. Utterly hateful crap.
    xGary X Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2007
    Well-performed domestic comedy-drama
    Roy G Super Reviewer

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