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I liked the idea behind the movie, but it turned out very one-dimensional. I didn't feel like I really learned anything new about the characters as the film progressed. The scenery was fantastic. The irrational behavior of the townspeople portrays the Welsh in a negative light. An incredibly long title, but little substance.
Best thing Hugh Grant ever did. Colm Meany STEALS this one with 1 of his best performances.
This movie was long and boring. I normally like Hugh Grant movies but this wasn't worth the time.
A sweet movie with a deep message.
Hugh Grant can forget that he made this film and so can you . It is a cute story that could be made into a 20 minute short. The Welsh country side is beautiful and the idea of the story is sweet. After that, the movie goes no farther up the hill and doesn't become a mountain.
Bonita pelicula de un pueblo que transmite que si se trabaja en equipo por un mismo fin, se puede lograr o conseguir lo deseado
Pretty good movie all things considered. It's somewhat on the light side with very little substance but it does offer a fun take on how this little Welsh community, that lives in a beautiful little village, resists the English's, this case being Anson and Garrad, attempt to take away their identity by saying that Wales' first mountain, at least that's what they claim, isn't really a mountain but a hill. It all sounds silly when you hear about it, but I do think there's some social commentary here with how England's cultural influence has, in many ways, negatively affected Wales' own cultural identity. So, in that regard, it's understandable that this village would hatch a plan in order to add 16 feet to the hill, as it came in at 984 feet when it had to be 1000 to be considered a mountain, to preserve their own sense of pride and to not allow the British to take one more thing away from them. Eventually, it comes to pass that the reason the they were to add 16 feet to the hill is to honor the men that have died in the first World War. So in that regard, it's much more than just about letting the British take away one more part of your cultural pride, it's more about paying tribute to those who gave their lives. So I liked that. The acting is perfectly fine, nothing to write home about. Though I did very much enjoy Kenneth Griffith's portrayal of the Reverend. It was very good. But, at the same time, the film features Hugh Grant at his bumbling, fumbling worst. Or best, depending how you look at it. I've always been a big fan of Grant's more self-loathing and cynical performances, he pulls those off wonderfully. However, I do not like his over-the-top, 'look at how charming I am with my stammering' comedic performances. And this is one of those. I don't mean to say that he's bad in this movie, because he's not, but I've been there, done that so many times that it just doesn't do it for me anymore. Still the acting is solid. There's some hints of sentimentality at the end. It's minimal, but it is there. Think they made a mountain, in keeping with the theme, of a molehill with the more dramatic moments near the end. Just felt like they were trying too hard. Not with what happened with the Reverend, but when Anson says that he'll try to come back to measure the hill again. That stuff was a little goofy. The actual ending itself was quite good and seeing how this mountain has drawn generations of families closer together. Good movie, all things considered. Far from the best UK comedy I've seen, but nowhere near the worst. Could've been much better, but I enjoyed myself watching the movie.
it's a really cute movie! i love hugh grant!
When an English mapmaker declares a town's mountain is actually a hill, the whole town stands up to defend their WWI honor. The usual traditionalist film about a rural village, this time set in Wales. It's pretty weak and full of cheesy clichés.
I do have a bit of a soft spot for Hugh Grant but even I think this is a soppy, hokey little film. It barely raised a titter. Also isn't the title a bit of a spoiler?