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the_DT
heartbreak_NN
kid_NN
(_(
reviewed_VBN
on_IN
aug_NP
._.
1998_CD
/_SYM
1998_CD
)_)
starring_VBG
charles_NP
grodin_NP
,_,
cybill_NP
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,_,
eddie_NP
albert_NP
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"_"
the_DT
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"_"
,_,
charles_NP
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the_DT
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i've_???
seen_VBN
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a_DT
long_JJ
time_NN
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
guy_NN
who_WP
spends_VBZ
virtually_RB
the_DT
entire_JJ
running_NN
time_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
bullshitting_VBG
his_PP$
way_NN
from_IN
one_CD
situation_NN
to_IN
another_DT
._.
i_PP
doubt_VB
he_PP
ever_RB
expressed_VBN
any_DT
genuine_JJ
feeling_NN
at_IN
all_PDT
during_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
film_NN
opens_VBZ
,_,
he_PP
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just_RB
gotten_VBN
married_JJ
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
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the_DT
way_NN
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miami_NP
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for_IN
his_PP$
honeymoon_NN
._.
halfway_RB
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he_PP
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resent_VB
his_PP$
bride_NN
._.
by_IN
the_DT
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arrives_VBZ
at_IN
his_PP$
hotel_NN
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met_VBN
the_DT
cybill_NN
sheppard_NP
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,_,
he_PP
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ready_JJ
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divorce_VB
his_PP$
wife_NN
._.
as_CS
played_VBN
by_IN
grodin_NP
,_,
this_DT
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the_DT
type_NN
of_IN
person_NN
that_CS
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ever_RB
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good_JJ
enough_RB
for_IN
him_PP
._.
the_DT
phrase_NN
"_"
the_DT
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always_RB
greener_JJR
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
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of_IN
the_DT
fence_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
practically_RB
written_VBN
with_IN
him_PP
in_IN
mind_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
if_CS
he_PP
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he_PP
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it_PP
for_IN
as_CS
long_RB
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it_PP
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._.
the_DT
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,_,
once_RB
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it_PP
,_,
he_PP
immediately_RB
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interest_NN
._.
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
"_"
the_DT
heartbreak_NN
kid_NN
"_"
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._.
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his_PP$
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and_CC
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quite_RB
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grodin_NP
's_POS
desire_NN
._.
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the_DT
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jeannie_NN
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,_,
daughter_NN
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director_NN
elaine_NP
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whiny_NN
bride_NN
._.
she_PP
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's_BEZ
in_IN
,_,
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almost_RB
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root_NN
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grodin_NP
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trying_VBG
to_TO
do_DO
._.
"_"
the_DT
heartbreak_NN
kid_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
written_VBN
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neil_NP
simon_NP
and_CC
it_PP
shows_VBZ
._.
simon_NP
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deconstruct_NN
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analyze_???
human_NN
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,_,
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he_PP
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at_IN
the_DT
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game_NN
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._.
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he_PP
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the_DT
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guy_NN
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everyone_PN
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._.
the_DT
character_NN
of_IN
george_NP
costanza_NN
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"_"
seinfeld_NP
"_"
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have_HV
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modelled_VBN
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._.
the_DT
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the_DT
film_NN
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,_,
and_CC
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._.
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the_DT
characters_NNS
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it_PP
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a_DT
chuckle_NN
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there_RB
._.
"_"
the_DT
heartbreak_NN
kid_NN
"_"
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date_NN
movie_NN
._.
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relationships_NNS
,_,
so_RB
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a_DT
girlfriend_NN
/_SYM
boyfriend_NN
,_,
could_MD
be_BE
hazardus_NN
to_IN
your_PP$
health_NN
._.
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