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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 famous (or infamous) woman in the world. One of the first original celebrities, aside from her garb and literary output, she was known to inspire many duels and broken hearts among other famous hedonist artists. One character describes her in Impromptu, as "that
Apr 12, 1991 Wide
Mar 19, 2002
MGM Home Entertainment
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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.
Despite all this assembled talent, the film stubbornly refuses to come to life.
Director James Lapine pushes the story to its entertaining fullest, exuding a period-costumed sense of fun.
A blissfully high-spirited romp about the circle of writers and musicians in 1830s Paris.
A rather conventional romantic comedy, with the requisite plot devices to provide obstacles for the would-be lovers, but the story is well told.
Audience Reviews for Impromptu
- George Sand: I used to think I'd die of suffocation when I was married. Now it's freedom that's killing me.
- Alfred DeMusset: It's true. She's a cannibal. She would drink the blood of her children from the skull of her lover and not feel so much as a stomachache.
- George Sand: I am not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love. That is all. But I love strongly, exclusively, and steadfastly.
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