Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rob Roy

Oh. My. God. Am I the only person in the Outlander universe who hasn't seen this film? It's spectacular!! It's set in the early 18th century Highlands. The landscape is not to be believed. And I just watched a scene between Liam Neeson and Jessica Lang that was Jamie and Claire perfection!! OK, OK... one or two of the lead accents aren't perfect (pronounced "pairrrrrfect") but there are enough true Scots talking in this film to make you giddy for a week.

GO. RENT. THIS. FILM!!!

PS - Oh my god - they just threatened Rob with "The Tollbooth"!!! 

19 comments:

Amie said...

LOVE this movie - it is sad though.

Karen Henry said...

Wonderful movie!! I only discovered it a few months ago myself. Liam Neeson is a real pleasure to watch in a kilt :-)

Karen

Anonymous said...

I just watched this last month and Loved it. I thought about jamie and claire the whole time.
Mollyk

Joy said...

I watched this film last week, and enjoyed it verra much. Of course, I thought about Jamie and Claire the entire movie, but I kept wishing they had cast Eric Stolz in the role of Rob Roy. The supurb actor who played MacDonald, verra tall, red-heided, slightly slanted blue eyes is the man who immediately reminded me of Jamie. Brillant performances by Lange and Tim Roth (the heavy), incomparable scenery, delicious Scots accents (whether accurate or not). [g]

I know it's heresy to say this, but I was a wee bit diappointed in Liam Neeson's portrayal of Rob Roy - don't know why exactly, but it's my honest opinion. (He did look great in the kilt!) Overall, it's an absolutely must-see film!

OT If you want to hear the Highland Scots accent the way it's meant to be heard, rent 'Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown' and listen to the magnificent Billy Connolly and Gerry Butler. Judi Dench, Connolly, and a verra young Butler (before he was buff!) gave performances you don't want to miss!. One of the best historical movies ever made IMO.

Karen Henry said...

I agree, MRS. BROWN is an excellent movie, too!

Karen

Angela Fielding said...

I love Rob Roy! Also, I've been watching that Monarch of the Glen on Netflex. Thanks to one of your fans that mentioned it. It's pretty good!

Estee said...

You can watch Rob Roy instantly on Netflix if you have Netflix! :)

Unknown said...

I haven't seen it but need to watch it. Thanks for the reminder :-)

Anonymous said...

Rob Roy has been showing up a lot on cable tv--check it out! I'm pretty sure that this movie was nominated for an oscar or two, and the chemistry between Liam N. and Jessica Lange is wonderful! --Julie

Anonymous said...

Confession: I saw it back in the day and I added it to our Netflix list last month, when I was about halfway thru Outlander (aye, first read... newbie here.) reason being, I immediately pictured Dougal looking like Liam in this film. Yes, I'm now on Voyager so I know Dougal's a total dirk, but still. Now I just need to send back Dexter season 1 to get all of this kilted magicness on DVD.

Erin said...

Rob Roy isna my favorite movie but I will sit and watch it if I catch it on cable. But.. I love the soundtrack, especially the Chieftains 'O'Sullivan's March." Love, love, love it!

mymacintyre said...

I bought this movie years ago and liked it. Then I read "THE BOOKS" so I dug it out again and watched it with new appreciation. Love it! Liam Neeson has the body type that I imagine Jamie has (not the face of course)I just finished a book..Corrag by Susan Fletcher.
Set in 1692, tells the story of the Glencoe Massacre by a young girl outcast and accused of being a witch. As she sits in jail awaiting her death she tells her story of passion, courage and love. You might enjoy this Karen H.

mymacintyre said...

ps, has anyone seen the new outlander stuff on Esty? The little teeny books! Too cute!

mymacintyre said...

Me again. I finally bought and finished Pillars of the Earth. Loved it and can't wait till the dvd comes out so I can buy it. I bought World Without End and will read it next. I think it was you, Carol who told me to read it. If so, thanks! I just finished my re-listen of the Outlander series and am seriously depressed that I don't have Jamie's voice to fall asleep to.

Brandy said...

I finally watched the movie last night and liked it. I thought the best thing was the chemistry between Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. Liam though struck me as more like Dougal a bit then Jamie. I also kept thinking several times "Boy, those English were real bastards!"

Eli said...

I watched it so many years ago, and loved it....I think I'm going to watch it again now.

Joanna said...

I just finished re-reading all the Outlander books for the third time in a year, and needed a dose of 18th century Scotland. Rob Roy! So good! I must say, Archibald could not have reminded me any more of Philip Wylie if he had a fake beauty mark.

unchienne said...

I also thought "Jamie and Claire" when I watched this. It's not so much that they resembled the characters, though they have pieces of them to a degree:Liam has what I always imagined to be Jamie's build and height...he's 6'4" and has a strong body that looks great in a kilt...and Lange has a softness about her, especially in scenes with Liam, and all that gorgeous hair. However, what made me think of J and C was the emotion in the characters. Nothing hyped or fantasized. Very much the natural and realistic going-ons between a devoted couple. Very tender and loving, those quiet moments between the two of them.

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