Jack & Sarah (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Jack & Sarah (1996)



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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.


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 (9)

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.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

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

September 23, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

February 23, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
Top Critic

It's a miracle on the level of childbirth that it holds together at all. But it does.

February 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.

January 1, 2000

The screenplay, by Tim Sullivan (who also directs), is straight off the assembly line. But by casting against type, by finding an actor whose very presence insists he is not to be disregarded, the movie works in spite of its conventions.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jack & Sarah

Completely harmless, likeable and sweet. It's eveything you'd expect from a British rom-com - post Four Weddings.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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 Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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