Impromptu Reviews

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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
David Conner
Apollo Guide
April 9, 2002
A rather conventional romantic comedy, with the requisite plot devices to provide obstacles for the would-be lovers, but the story is well told.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
It's mildly funny, mildly dramatic, and well-acted enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Despite all this assembled talent, the film stubbornly refuses to come to life.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
All the primary players are wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
As a salon full of characters, Impromptu provides great fly on the wall fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Director James Lapine pushes the story to its entertaining fullest, exuding a period-costumed sense of fun.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A blissfully high-spirited romp about the circle of writers and musicians in 1830s Paris.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A disorganized, confusing but amusing biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
November 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
April 12, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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