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in_IN
essence_NN
,_,
good_JJ
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hunting_NN
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an_DT
ordinary_JJ
story_NN
told_VBD
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._.
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a_DT
whole_JJ
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
little_DT
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special_JJ
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this_DT
tale_NN
--_???
it_NN
follows_NN
a_DT
traditional_JJ
narrative_NN
path_NN
,_,
leaves_NNS
the_DT
audience_NN
with_IN
a_DT
warm_JJ
,_,
fuzzy_JJ
feeling_NN
,_,
and_CC
never_RB
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or_CC
surprises_NNS
us_PP
._.
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
intelligently_RB
written_VBN
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with_IN
dialogue_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
occasionally_RB
brilliant_JJ
)_)
,_,
strongly_RB
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,_,
and_CC
nicely_RB
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._.
so_RB
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good_JJ
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hunting_JJ
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far_RB
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a_DT
late-year_JJ
masterpiece_NN
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worthwhile_JJ
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of_IN
entertainment_NN
._.
like_IN
scent_NN
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a_DT
woman_NN
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this_DT
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of_IN
the_DT
season_NN
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ago_RB
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the_DT
unlikely_JJ
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a_DT
world-weary_JJ
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a_DT
cocky_JJ
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the_DT
formula_NN
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the_DT
two_CD
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is_BEZ
similar_JJ
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of_IN
the_DT
principals_NNS
learn_VB
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each_DT
other_JJ
as_IN
they_PP
slowly_RB
break_VB
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their_PP$
barriers_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
way_NN
to_IN
a_DT
better_JJR
understanding_NN
of_IN
life_NN
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their_PP$
place_NN
in_IN
it_PP
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the_DT
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different_JJ
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al_NP
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larger-than-life_JJ
individual_JJ
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subtle_JJ
._.
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matt_NP
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will_NN
hunting_NN
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pugnaciousness_NN
to_IN
supplant_JJ
the_DT
blandness_NN
of_IN
chris_NP
o'donnell_NP
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charlie_NP
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will_MD
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a_DT
troubled_JJ
individual_JJ
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as_CS
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child_NN
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frequent_JJ
victim_NN
of_IN
abuse_NN
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an_DT
orphan_NN
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in_IN
and_CC
out_RP
of_IN
foster_JJ
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on_IN
a_DT
regular_JJ
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not_XNOT
yet_RB
21_CD
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old_JJ
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an_DT
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any_DT
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a_DT
spark_NN
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a_DT
tinder_NN
box_NN
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he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
mathematical_JJ
genius_NN
with_IN
a_DT
photographic_JJ
memory_NN
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the_DT
ability_NN
to_IN
conceive_VB
simple_JJ
solutions_NNS
to_IN
complex_JJ
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._.
while_CS
working_VBG
as_IN
a_DT
janitor_NN
at_IN
mit_???
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he_PP
delights_NNS
in_IN
anonymously_RB
proving_VBG
theorems_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
math_NN
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blackboards_NNS
._.
then_RB
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one_CD
evening_NN
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anonymity_NN
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shattered_VBN
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professor_NN
lambeau_NN
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stellan_NP
skarsgard_NP
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catches_VBZ
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work_NN
._.
will_MD
flees_NP
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but_CC
lambeau_NN
tracks_NNS
him_PP
down_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
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by_IN
the_DT
time_NN
the_DT
professor_NN
finds_VBZ
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,_,
will_MD
is_BEZ
in_CD
jail_NN
for_IN
assaulting_VBG
a_DT
police_NNS
offer_VB
._.
the_DT
judge_NN
agrees_VBZ
to_IN
release_NN
will_MD
under_IN
two_CD
conditions_NNS
:_:
that_DT
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spend_VB
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day_NN
a_DT
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meeting_NN
with_IN
lambeau_NN
and_CC
that_DT
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spend_VB
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day_NN
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week_NN
meeting_NN
with_IN
a_DT
therapist_NN
._.
eventually_RB
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once_RB
several_DT
psychologists_NNS
have_HV
rejected_VBN
the_DT
belligerent_JJ
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man_NN
,_,
sean_NP
mcguire_NP
,_,
a_DT
teacher_NN
at_IN
bunker_NN
hill_NN
community_NN
college_NN
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take_VB
the_DT
case_NN
._.
after_IN
a_DT
rocky_JJ
start_NN
,_,
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two_CD
form_NN
a_DT
rapport_NN
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will_MD
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explore_VB
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emotions_NNS
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up_RP
behind_IN
impregnable_JJ
armor_NN
._.
and_CC
,_,
as_CS
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self-awareness_NN
in_IN
sessions_NNS
with_IN
sean_NP
,_,
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also_RB
learns_VBZ
about_IN
friendship_NN
from_IN
his_PP$
buddy_JJ
,_,
chuckie_NP
(_(
ben_NP
affleck_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
love_NN
from_IN
a_DT
harvard_NP
co-ed_???
named_JJ
skylar_JJ
(_(
minnie_NP
driver_NN
)_)
._.
the_DT
script_NN
,_,
by_IN
co-stars_NNS
matt_NP
damon_NP
and_CC
ben_NP
affleck_NP
,_,
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
groundbreaking_NN
piece_NN
of_IN
literature_NN
,_,
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occasionally_RB
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to_IN
shameless_NN
manipulation_NN
._.
the_DT
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are_BER
well-developed_JJ
,_,
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and_CC
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times_NNS
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dialogue_NN
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._.
at_IN
one_CD
point_NN
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that_CS
a_DT
session_NN
with_IN
sean_NP
is_BEZ
turning_VBG
into_IN
a_DT
"_"
taster_NN
's_POS
choice_NN
moment_NN
._.
"_"
later_RBR
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gives_VBZ
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
,_,
breathless_JJ
diatribe_NN
against_IN
the_DT
nsa_???
that_RB
has_HVZ
the_DT
rhythm_NN
of_IN
something_PN
written_VBN
by_IN
kevin_NP
smith_NP
._.
(_)
note_NN
:_:
since_CS
smith_NP
co-executive_JJ
produced_VBD
good_JJ
will_MD
hunting_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
question_NN
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some_DT
input_NN
into_IN
this_DT
scene_NN
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director_NN
gus_NP
van_NP
sant_???
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drugstore_CS
cowboy_NN
,_,
to_IN
die_FW
for_IN
)_)
culls_NNS
genuine_JJ
emotion_NN
from_IN
his_PP$
actors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
this_DT
results_NNS
in_IN
several_DT
affecting_VBG
and_CC
powerful_JJ
scenes_NNS
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
an_DT
edginess_NN
to_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
sean_NP
/_SYM
will_MD
therapy_NN
sessions_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
offscreen_IN
chemistry_NN
between_IN
matt_NP
damon_NP
and_CC
minnie_NP
driver_NN
(_(
who_NP
became_VBD
romantically_RB
linked_VBN
while_CS
making_VBG
this_DT
film_NN
)_)
translates_VBZ
effectively_RB
to_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
--_???
the_DT
will_NN
/_SYM
skylar_JJ
relationship_NN
is_BEZ
electric_JJ
._.
likewise_RB
,_,
the_DT
companionability_NN
of_IN
damon_NP
and_CC
affleck_NP
is_BEZ
apparent_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
easygoing_NN
nature_NN
of_IN
will_NN
and_CC
chuckie_NN
's_POS
friendship_NN
._.
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
individual_JJ
scenes_NNS
are_BER
strong_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
earn_VB
good_JJ
will_NN
hunting_NN
a_DT
recommendation_NN
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
the_DT
overall_JJ
story_NN
is_BEZ
somewhat_RB
generic_JJ
._.
matt_NP
damon_NP
,_,
who_WP
recently_RB
starred_VBD
as_CS
the_DT
idealistic_JJ
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lawyer_NN
in_IN
the_DT
rainmaker_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
solid_JJ
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not_XNOT
spectacular_JJ
)_)
as_IN
will_NN
._.
minnie_NP
driver_NN
(_(
last_OD
seen_VBN
in_IN
grosse_NP
pointe_NP
blank_JJ
)_)
adds_VBZ
another_DT
strong_JJ
performance_NN
to_IN
a_DT
growing_JJ
resume_VB
(_(
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
refreshing_JJ
that_CS
she_PP
was_BEDZ
allowed_VBN
to_IN
keep_VB
her_PP$
british_JJ
accent_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
having_HVG
to_TO
attempt_VB
an_DT
american_JJ
one_CD
)_)
._.
the_DT
outstanding_JJ
performance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
belongs_VBZ
to_IN
robin_NP
williams_NP
,_,
whose_WP$
sean_NP
is_BEZ
sad_JJ
and_CC
wise_JJ
,_,
funny_JJ
and_CC
somber_NN
._.
arguably_RB
the_DT
best_JJS
dramatic_JJ
work_NN
in_IN
the_DT
actor_NN
's_POS
career_NN
(_(
alongside_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
did_DOD
in_IN
the_DT
fisher_NP
king_NN
)_)
,_,
williams_NP
'_"
portrayal_NN
could_MD
earn_VB
him_PP
a_DT
best_JJS
supporting_JJ
actor_NN
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
._.
adequate_JJ
support_NN
is_BEZ
provided_VBN
by_IN
ben_NP
affleck_NP
(_(
chasing_VBG
amy_NP
)_(
and_CC
stellan_NP
skarsgard_NP
(_(
breaking_VBG
the_DT
waves_NNS
)_)
._.
like_IN
most_DT
of_IN
what_WDT
comes_VBZ
before_IN
it_PP
,_,
the_DT
ending_NN
of_IN
good_JJ
will_NN
hunting_NN
is_BEZ
completely_RB
predictable_JJ
._.
but_CC
meeting_NN
expectations_NNS
and_CC
following_JJ
a_DT
familiar_JJ
path_NN
aren't_BER
always_RB
bad_JJ
things_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
,_,
provided_VBN
the_DT
film_NN
accomplishes_NNS
those_DT
goals_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
modicum_NN
of_IN
style_NN
and_CC
an_DT
attention_NN
to_IN
detail_NN
._.
good_JJ
will_NN
hunting_NN
does_DOZ
both_RB
,_,
and_CC
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
earns_VBZ
a_DT
rating_NN
commensurate_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
"_"
good_JJ
"_"
in_IN
the_DT
title_NN
._.
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