The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain

6.61 h 35 min1995X-RayPG
When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.
Christopher Monger
Hugh GrantColm MeaneyIan McNeice
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Sarah CurtisSally HibbinRobert JonesScott MaitlandPaul Sarony
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4.5 out of 5 stars

1056 global ratings

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LizaJaneReviewed in the United States on March 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I watched it a while ago and remember it being funny and light hearted in tone
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I am a big fan of Hugh Grant and this story feels and looks very original. I watched it a while ago and remember it being funny and light hearted in tone. The village has a large problem in the shape of a hill, but everyone gets together to solve the problem-. The best of the human spirit is in full display here.

Yes, there are accents that some of us may not be used to; but that in itself is not a good reason to give a low rating to a movie (as I sometimes see folks do here on Amazon). I love seeing pieces from other other cultures and I wish more movies like this one made their way to us.
10 people found this helpful
David RitchieReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Do not buy!
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This movie is advertised as being 2.35 to 1 wide screen. Do not buy this dvd unless your television is just too large and you really want to watch a postage stamp sized movie which fills only a quarter of the area of your screen. It is formatted for obsolete 3 by 4 televisions. This results in a picture which is letterboxed all the way around. While the tiny image is technically wide screen it is in completely the wrong format for modern televisions. The zoom function of some televisions could force the image to fill the whole screen from side to side but this would yield an image with the resolution of VHS tape. Do not buy this deceptively advertised crap transfer. One can only hope that someday a proper blu-ray copy of this delightful movie will become available.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie.
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I owned this movie on a VHS tape - which I gave to neighbors after purchasing a DVD player and purchased the movie on DVD (the neighbors loved the movie also). The cast members are very good in portraying their characters and the music is enjoyable to listen to. It is a movie that is good and enjoyable from beginning to end.
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Kathi LinzReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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I bought this DVD to replace my VHS version. I wouldn't do that if I didn't really love this movie. If you are looking for action and adventure, this is not your movie. If you want something fun and interesting, try this story. It is based on absolute fact and ends with the descendants of those who really did the events shown here.
MGReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
This Charming Film Offers A Trip Back In Time to 1917 North Wales
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"The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill..." is an EXCELLENT movie, based on a true story. It was filmed on location in Northern Wales. A nearby village had to be substituted in the film, because Taff's Well - the real name for the fictional "Ffynnon Garw" in the movie - was too built up to resemble a rural Welsh village from 1917.

When I found this movie available on Amazon, I ordered two copies of the DVD, after seeing the "The Englishman..." as a TV broadcast in April 2015. I don't know why I had never come across this film before, or heard of it 20 years ago when it had first appeared. Though Roger Ebert really liked this movie, other 1995 reviews are rather tepid. My own opinion is that this quirky, funny production is well done in all respects. The DVD quality is flawless, too.

I am happy to have my own copy now, to watch again and again (I got one copy for myself, and one to give as a gift.)
6 people found this helpful
C. L. SheltonReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie surprised us - the entire family loved it. It is funny
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This movie surprised us - the entire family loved it. It is funny, sweet, warm-hearted and yet strong-hearted and well-told. It isn't at all a usual "rom-com" - but truly a movie we all will enjoy time and again. Why have I never heard of this movie? We aren't Hugh Grant fans, particularly, but my boys were surprised to recognize a Star Trek cast member...such a fun movie!
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V-D3 SunReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
I believe this is the first movie to come out after Hugh Grant had is large starring role in Four Weddings and a Funeral
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I believe this is the first movie to come out after Hugh Grant had is large starring role in Four Weddings and a Funeral at least in the US. Hugh Grant plays an excavator trying to prove whether a hill or mountain exists in a town with pride that it's a mountain. Someone based on a true story of that town with a little added drama and romance to kick things up a bit.

A good enjoyable time with humor to add in a very special costar for those of you who were fans of Star Trek the next generation and Star Trek deep space nine.
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MPReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such a Happy Movie
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Such a happy movie! It's well done--the story (which is based on truth), the scenery and the acting. We've seen it a few times and plan to wait just long enough to forget the small details to watch it again.
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