The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain (#68)
This is cute. While not quite on par with Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sense & Sensibility or Sliding Doors, it’s still a good example of the beautiful Golden Age of British Romantic Comedies (aka: the 90s). Hugh Grant is never better than when he’s being bashful and awkward, so he’s pristine here. And I always love Colm Meany. It’s rather strange that Tara Fitzgerald as Hugh’s love interest isn’t introduced till half way through, but things work all the same. Beyond the basic feel-good/inspiring story, the best part is Ian Hart’s Johnny Shellshock. A very nice actor with such a sad and beautiful storyline. While far from brilliant or revolutionary, this is a sweet chick flick.