The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain6.4 out of10 (worst is 0)based on8846 ratings.

A romantic comedy about a town that wouldn't give up. A man who couldn't get out. And the mountain that brought them together.

Year: 1995
Country: UK
Release date: 11 January 1996
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Colm Meaney
Directors: Christopher Monger
Runtime: 99min
Plot: When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.
MPAA Rating: PG
User Rating: 6.4/10 based onĀ 8846 votes.


Two English cartographers visit the small South Wales village of Ffynnon Garw, to measure what is claimed to be the “first mountain inside of Wales”. It's 1917, and the war in Europe continues. The villagers are very proud of their “mountain”, and are understandably disappointed and furious to find that it is in fact a “hill”. Not to be outwitted by a rule (and the Englishmen who enforce it), the villagers set out to make their hill into a mountain, but to do so they must keep the English from leaving, before the job is done.

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