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Married comic actors Hattie Jacques and John LeMesurier seem the perfect couple,with their two young sons and the legendary Christmas dinners they host for their friends. However,in 1963,after a charity fund raiser for leukaemia, Hattie meets the young and handsome John Schofield,whose son died of the disease. He tells her that she is lovely and boosts her confidence about her plumpness. When he splits with his wife John LeMesurier suggests he becomes the family's lodger but he becomes Hattie's lover,jealously so,angry that he cannot be part of her 'This Is Your Life' TV tribute.The gentlemanly LeMesurier moves into the spare room,the while remaining good friends with Hattie,who encourages him to date family friend Joan Malin,whom he will eventually marry. To preserve Hattie's public reputation,her husband accepts blame in the divorce court and will remain on good terms with her for the rest of her life. Two years later Schofield deserts Hattie for an Italian heiress. She will never ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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The story allegedly takes place in 1961 but a car's tax disc clearly shows December 63; not only that, scenes show the filming of Carry on Cabby (also from 1963). See more »

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[after a blazing row, John, who is Hattie's driver as well as her lover, has just ended the relationship and stormed out of the hotel. Hattie phones the location where she is due on set to start filming]
Hattie Jacques: [tearfully] Do you think you could send a car. My driver seems to have... gone.
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Not as good as I was hoping...
7 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I just finished watching Hattie which is apparently a bio-pic about Hattie Jacques.

Now, the movie was average. But what annoys me with these bio-pics is they are supposed to be the life stories of the people they are filming about, but in most cases there is so much crap added that just isn't true.

But being a fan of the Carry On movies, I had to see it. I have seen the Kenneth Williams bio-pic and Cor Blimey! which were both quite good... but this just wasn't as good.

This movie was not really about her life, just about her affair with her much younger house mate. She still loves her husband and doesn't want him to move out even though he knows about the affair.

It is very uncomfortable to watch some scenes as it is quite sad to see her husband being treated the way he does. He seemed like a nice guy and just didn't want to lose his wife so was willing to share her!

There are a few scenes in the film that were re-created on the Carry On Cabby set, which was interesting to see and fun to watch. But all in all I was disappointed in the movie. I was hoping we would know more about Hattie and more about her life instead of just her sexual life.

I give this film 5 out of 10...

Not a bad movie, but not what I wanted a film to be. It really didn't have to be about Hattie Jacques, it could have been about anyone.

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