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DVD of the Day #320 - The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain

Damn, Welsh movies have long titles, don’t they? I’ve always enjoyed this film even though I generally don’t like Hugh Grant. I think having Transporter Chief Miles O’Brian in it helps.

Although this film tries to pass itself off as “based on a true” story, it’s really not. This never happened and there’s no such location in Wales. As well, the movie makes the error os saying that it is unknown why the Welsh have such a limited selection in last names. In reality, it’s because the English wiped out a lot of the Welsh and also forced them to convert their last names the same way the forced them to speak English/.

Anyway….this film is about a small Welsh hamlet that only has one real claim - having the first mountain in all of Wales. This film takes place right after the Great War, so the british have sent cartographersto measure landmarks and landmasses around the country so as to be prepared if another war broke out. Unfortunately for this town, their mountain is in fact a hill. 16 feet short of being a mountain to be exact. So the villagers put together a plan to quickly add 16 feet worth of land to the hill. Now of course, 1,000 feet is actually far shorter than the true standard for a mountain, but this is fiction. They also tacked out a second rate love story onto the plot which was uncessary. Really, all that was needed was the sweet tale of small town pride to carry this film.

This is definitely one of the better movies to come out of England and easily the best of Hugh grant’s career. It’s sweet and yet poignant and I enjoyed seeing it again.

Is It Worth keeping? Yes, but I netflixed it so..
Rating: 6/10

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