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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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Chopin - min elskede  »

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[after Chopin's coughing fit]
Eugene Delacroix: He has trouble with his lungs. It's the misery of his life.
Duchess D'Antan: Well, he should be bled. We have an excellent physician. He's developed a very special variety of leeches - quite painless, and they leave very little mark.
Franz Liszt: Better yet, send in George to Monsieur Chopin: she leaves no mark at all.
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Etude No 4
Music by Franz Liszt
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The perfect antidote for the summer blockbuster
30 August 2001 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

Whenever I get tired of the typical summer movie featuring highly evolved apes, genetically engineered dinosaurs, and other such foolishness, I pull out my (well-used) copy of "Impromptu," and all my blues go away. Far from an expensive, smug, carefully marketed blockbuster, "Impromptu" is a thinking person's film. The plot is cleverly constructed, the costumes are lovely, and most important: What A Cast!!! Any film that puts Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin together is a winner in my book (those of us who are theatre junkies are aware of their previous marvellous collaborations), but this film manages to include Emma Thompson, Judy Davis, Julian Sands, and Hugh Grant. What fun!!!


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