Jack and Sarah
|Jack and Sarah|
Original film poster (US)
|Directed by||Tim Sullivan|
|Produced by||Simon Channing-Williams
|Written by||Tim Sullivan|
|Music by||Simon Boswell|
|Edited by||Lesley Walker|
|Distributed by||Gramercy Pictures (USA)|
|Box office||$218,626 (USA) (sub-total)
Jack and Sarah is a 1995 British romantic comedy film written and directed by Tim Sullivan and starring Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Cherie Lunghi and Ian McKellen. The film was originally released in the UK on 2 June 1995.
Jack (Richard E. Grant) and Sarah (Imogen Stubbs) are expecting a baby together, but a complication during the birth leads to the death of Sarah. Jack, grief-stricken, goes on an alcoholic bender, leaving his daughter to be taken care of by his parents and Sarah's mother, until they decide to take drastic action: they return the baby to Jack whilst he is asleep, leaving him to take care of it. Although he struggles initially, he eventually begins to dote on the child and names her Sarah.
Despite this, he nevertheless finds it increasingly difficult to juggle bringing up the baby with his high-powered job, and though both sets of the child's grandparents lend a hand (along with William (Ian McKellen), a dried out ex-alcoholic who, once sober, proves to be a remarkably efficient babysitter and housekeeper), he needs more help. Amy (Samantha Mathis), an American waitress he meets in a restaurant who takes a shine to Sarah, takes up the role as nanny, moving in with Jack after one meeting.
Although clashing with William and the grandparents, especially Jack's mother, Margaret (Judi Dench), Jack and Amy gradually grow closer—but Jack's boss has also taken an interest in him.
- Richard E. Grant as Jack
- Samantha Mathis as Amy
- Judi Dench as Margaret
- Eileen Atkins as Phil
- Cherie Lunghi as Anna
- Imogen Stubbs as Sarah
- Ian McKellen as William
- Bianca Lee & Sophia Lee as Baby Sarah
- Sophia Sullivan as Baby Sarah (as a toddler)
The film was a performed well at the box office in the UK.