Impromptu is a 1991 movie directed by James Lapine and starring Judy Davis and Hugh Grant, based on the true romance between bold female writer George Sand and shy male composer Frederic Chopin. Emma Thompson, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Julian Sands co-star.Since getting divorced, Aurora Dupin, the successful writer of sensational romance novels now living under the pseudonym George Sand, in Paris, has been dressing like a man. In her romantic pursuit of the sensitive Chopin, whose music she fell in love with before seeing him in person, George/Aurora is advised that she must act like a man pursuing a woman. She is also advised to avoid damaging his health by not pursuing him at all.
- "You won't get him with a dress; on the contrary, my dear. I know the man. He is not a man; he is a woman. He is all emotion and refinement. He has very few defenses. You must win him as a man wins a woman; if anyone can do it, you can, George."
- Ill Boy: Chopin. He doesn't have a diagnosable illness at this point in his life, but he is rather frail and delicate.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: A 19th Century borderline-Lad-ette with a Tomboyish Name pursuing a sensitive prettyboy.