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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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George Sand: [George is looking over the script of Alfred's new play] The style's a bit precious. Mind if I rewrite it?
Alfred: Not at all. We'll have a horse sent in.
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Impromptu Op. 29 in A Flat
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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A Delightfully Charming Movie
13 July 2003 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

Impromptu is one of the more charming, lighthearted period movies I have come across. If you are expecting a sweeping drama, prepared to be disappointed. Some people might not like this film, as it lacks some of the lengthy, tragic dialogue and overly melodramatic style that many period films have. If you are looking for something fun for the whole family, this is it. Judy Davis' role as George Sand is strong, and she delivers her character with the perfect amount of gusto. Hugh Grant performance as Fredric Chopin is priceless, and he makes himself very endearing and believable as the timid composer. Bernadette Peters performance as the jealous and spiteful Marie D'Agoult is marvelous - you leave the movie feeling quite annoyed by her character, which is exactly what I imagine the director wanted from her character! The costuming and set designs are exquisite, as is the cinematography, and backs the actors wonderfully.


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