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Impromptu (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Music  |  May 1991 (USA)
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

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Novelist George Sand ('Judy Davis') falls in love with composer Frédéric Chopin (Hugh Grant). She tries to profess her love for him at a weekend hosted by a pretentious, artistically minded duchess for famous musicians, artists, and writers of the day. The gentle and sickly Chopin is wary of the outspoken Sand, but finds himself strangely drawn to her, as well. Written by Liza Esser <essereli@student.msu.edu>

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[Their first meeting, after she sneaks in while he's playing the piano]
George Sand: Oh, don't stop! Monsieur Chopin, you are in the middle of a miracle! - I'm not quite yet cured.
Frederic Chopin: How did you get in here? Who are you?
George Sand: I am your slave, and you have summoned me with your music.
Frederic Chopin: Oh, yes. I think I know who you are: I have heard you described. Madame Sand, rumor has it you are a woman, and so I must ask you to leave my private chambers.
George Sand: Have I offended your modesty? I apologize. Only play me one more piece and ...
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Fantasie Impromptu Op. 46
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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my absolute favorite movie
13 March 2000 | by (victoria, bc, canada) – See all my reviews

i have seen this movie probably 20 or so times, and i can quote many of the lines off by heart.

it is totally unique, and the acting is superb. judy davis as always gives a fantastic performance as george sand. she is dynamic, spirited and strong-willed which i would have thought was rare in women in those times.

hugh grant is great as chopin. he has a bit of an accent which i'm not sure is realistic but sounds okay to me.

julian sand and bernadette peters make good foils for grant and davis. julian sand's liszt is a man in love with his music and his mistress.

bernadette peters is very good as an abrupt, jealous sometimes-friend of davis character.

emma thompson was hilarious as a bubble-headed aristocrat. this was the first time i saw her and have remembered it as a very unique performance, different from most characters she plays.

don't forget mandy patinkin as one of davis' ex-lovers. he has many hilarious lines and scenes with and without her.

i give this movie two thumbs up, an A+, a 10, five stars and a resounding seal of approval.

no matter what i've seen to date. it is still, and will still be my favorite movie.


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