Jack & Sarah
Jack & Sarah (1996)

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.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 22, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a pleasant piece of work...

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Brian Case
Time Out

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

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

"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.

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Clint Morris

A heartwarming, finely-performed movie

Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

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

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TV Guide

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 ...

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
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… More
Marcus Woolcott
Completely harmless, likeable and sweet. It's eveything you'd expect from a British rom-com - post Four Weddings.
xGary Xx
Richard E. Grant at his smarmiest in a nauseating schmaltz fest that surely could only be of interest to menopausal women. Utterly hateful crap.
Sarah Burton
I've never seen Richard E Grant so sensitive. Worth it just to see a new side to him.
Roy Gutteridge
Well-performed domestic comedy-drama
Leo L
A favorite.