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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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Marie D'Agoult: He hasn't fallen in love with her, he has succumbed to her. Poor man was simply standing there - nobody warned him - and he was crushed under her wheels!
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Impromptu Op. 29 in A Flat
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Surprisingly enjoyable!
13 April 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

When I saw this during its theatrical release, it was one of the few films for which I hadn't prepared myself by reading printed reviews and checking out available TV commentators. Therefore my enjoyment was, perhaps, a little keener than it might have been otherwise. I wasn't expecting the definitive biographical treatment of the various famous artists depicted and I'm sure that wasn't the intention of the film-makers. Instead it looks like they achieved exactly what they intended, enabled by a gifted cast (especially the marvelous Judy Davis), a witty script and quite adequate (though not luxurious) production values. I suppose the ultra-demanding can complain about virtually everything in this production, but, my goodness!, it's far and away more entertaining and adult than nearly 100% of the big special effects extravaganzas pandering to today's sensation-seeking audiences.


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