The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
- 1 hr 39 min
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, a 1995 film written as well as directed by Christopher Monger, is a romantic drama based in an earlier time. The film is set in the year of 1917, and it is based on a true story. The entire movie revolves around a mountain, or, to be exact, a hill, in the quaint little Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw. Reginald, played by Hugh Grant, and George, played by Ian McNeice, are the two men who are given the duty by their employer, Her Majesty's Ordinance Survey Office, to measure the mountain to be sure that it is the right size to be correctly called a mountain. The villagers become irate and angry with the two British men as they state the facts that they found after they took the measurements. They found that the ground is not high enough to be considered an actual mountain, and so it is only a hill. This upsets the locals and wounds their pride, as it is their only landmark, and they believe it to be the first mountain in the region. The villagers set out on an elaborate plan to keep the two visitors in town so that they can measure the land mass once again before taking their findings back to their employer. While they try to keep the two men there, the villagers start to build their hill higher, adding just the right amount of dirt to make it the height of an actual mountain. The plan seems to be failing until Reginald starts to spend time with, and fall for, a pretty local woman named Betty, played by Tara Fitzgerald.