Impromptu
Impromptu (1991)

Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, better known in the literary world as George Sand, not only took a man's name, but trotted around wearing pants and smoking cigars in public. No great shakes today, but in the 1800s she was perhaps the most… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Anna Massey, who appears fleetingly as Sand's mother, offers a demonstration of how to make an overpoweringly fine impression in only a few minutes' time.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Director James Lapine pushes the story to its entertaining fullest, exuding a period-costumed sense of fun.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's mildly funny, mildly dramatic, and well-acted enough.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Despite all this assembled talent, the film stubbornly refuses to come to life.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A blissfully high-spirited romp about the circle of writers and musicians in 1830s Paris.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

All the primary players are wonderful.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A disorganized, confusing but amusing biopic.

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David Conner
Apollo Guide

A rather conventional romantic comedy, with the requisite plot devices to provide obstacles for the would-be lovers, but the story is well told.

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Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle

As a salon full of characters, Impromptu provides great fly on the wall fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
"Impromptu" is fun to watch. Even more impressive is that it is based on fact.
Robert C
Just rewatched this film, after not having scene it in years and I have to say it still holds up very well. I really enjoyable romp with a cast that is to… More
Jim Hunter
George Sand courts Chopin amid 19th Century social conventions including duels and the oppression of women. A lush costume drama with strong performances by… More
jay nixon
Terrible and pretentious.
Apeneck Fletcher
Suppose for a moment that the basis of all good art (or bad art for that matter ... let's just say Art) was the hot flush of Love's Sweet Call (or… More
Dean McKenna
Judy Davis and Hugh Grant do awesome performances as the female novelist with the men's pants and stylish cigars and the Polish composer, pianist, and… More