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my_PP$
filmcritic_JJ
._.
com_NN
colleague_NN
norm_NN
schrager_NN
nailed_VBN
session_NN
70_CD
,_,
brad_NP
anderson_NP
's_POS
throwback_NN
to_IN
spooky_JJ
horror_NN
films_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
70_CD
's_BEZ
._.
it_PP
worked_VBD
as_IN
an_DT
eerie_JJ
homage_NN
without_IN
being_BEG
self-referential_JJ
or_CC
smugly_RB
postmodern_JJ
._.
genre_NN
aficionados_NP
will_MD
acknowledge_VB
the_DT
similarities_NNS
in_IN
tone_NN
to_IN
stanley_NP
kubrick_NP
's_POS
the_DT
shining_JJ
and_CC
george_NP
romero_NP
's_POS
dawn_NN
of_IN
the_DT
dead_JJ
without_IN
being_BEG
taken_VBN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
engrossing_NN
narrative_NN
(_(
i_PP
._.
e_NN
._.
,_,
a_DT
psychologically_RB
addled_JJ
waste_NN
management_NN
team_NN
clears_VBZ
out_RP
an_DT
abandoned_JJ
lunatic_NN
asylum_NN
;_;
unspeakable_JJ
dread_NN
ensues_VBZ
)_)
._.
in_IN
a_DT
double-whammy_JJ
for_IN
2001_CD
,_,
anderson_NP
shoots_NNS
and_CC
(_(
mostly_RB
)_)
scores_NNS
again_RB
with_IN
his_PP$
eclectic_JJ
riff_???
on_IN
time-travel_NN
episodes_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
twilight_NN
zone_NN
,_,
appropriately_RB
titled_VBN
happy_JJ
accidents_NNS
._.
much_DT
like_IN
session_NN
9_CD
,_,
the_DT
cards_NNS
are_BER
played_VBN
very_RB
close_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
vest_NN
here_RB
._.
is_BEZ
boyish_JJ
,_,
eccentric_JJ
"_"
sam_NP
deed_NN
from_IN
dubuque_NN
,_,
iowa_???
"_"
a_NN
futuristic_JJ
voyager_NN
from_IN
the_DT
year_NN
2470_CD
or_CC
just_RB
your_PP$
run-of-the-mill_NN
psychologically_RB
disturbed_VBN
nutcase_NN
let_VB
loose_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
present-day_JJ
streets_NNS
of_IN
nyc_???
?_?
as_CS
played_VBD
by_IN
wonderful_JJ
character_NN
actor_NN
vincent_NP
d'onofrio_NP
(_(
full_JJ
metal_NN
jacket_NN
)_)
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
up_RP
in_IN
the_DT
air_NN
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
we_PP
should_MD
accept_VB
his_PP$
detailed_JJ
monologues_NNS
about_IN
life_NN
after_IN
the_DT
polar_JJ
ice_NN
caps_NNS
have_HV
melted_VBD
._.
the_DT
question_NN
proves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
moot_???
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
for_IN
a_DT
time_NN
._.
even_RB
if_CS
the_DT
whole_JJ
thing_NN
proves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
creative_JJ
delusion_NN
,_,
one_CD
agrees_VBZ
with_IN
the_DT
character_NN
judgment_NN
passed_VBN
down_RP
on_IN
him_PP
by_IN
his_PP$
new_JJ
girlfriend_NN
,_,
ruby_NN
(_(
marisa_NP
tomei_???
)_(
:_:
"_"
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
freak_NN
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
sure_JJ
tells_VBZ
a_DT
good_JJ
story_NN
!_!
"_"
neurotic_JJ
ruby_NN
thinks_VBZ
she_PP
may_MD
have_HV
found_VBN
true_JJ
love_NN
after_IN
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
nightmarish_JJ
dating_NN
disasters_NNS
(_(
the_DT
junkie_NN
,_,
the_DT
fetishist_NN
,_,
the_DT
artist_NN
,_,
the_DT
frenchman_NN
,_,
etc_RB
._.
)_)
,_,
but_CC
isn't_BEZ
quite_RB
sure_JJ
how_WRB
to_TO
handle_VB
"_"
sam_NP
deed_NN
"_"
when_CS
he_PP
starts_VBZ
explaining_VBG
the_DT
barcode_JJ
on_IN
his_PP$
arm_NN
,_,
his_PP$
elaborately_RB
constructed_VBN
fake_JJ
identity_NN
,_,
his_PP$
pathological_JJ
fear_NN
of_IN
dogs_NNS
,_,
his_PP$
ability_NN
to_IN
speak_VB
five_CD
different_JJ
languages_NNS
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
mission_NN
to_IN
change_NN
a_DT
crucial_JJ
moment_NN
in_IN
time_NN
that_CS
may_MD
have_HV
ramifications_NNS
on_IN
time_NN
's_POS
alternate_JJ
realities_NNS
._.
(_(
don't_DO
ask_NN
._.
)_)
it_PP
's_BEZ
all_PDT
a_DT
bit_NN
much_RB
to_IN
take_VB
in_IN
._.
ruby_NN
's_POS
close_JJ
friend_NN
gretchen_NN
(_(
cuz_???
ya_PP
can't_MD
have_HV
a_DT
love_NN
story_NN
without_IN
the_DT
token_NN
friend_NN
,_,
though_CS
nadia_NN
dajani_NP
invests_VBZ
the_DT
thankless_NN
role_NN
with_IN
warmth_NN
)_)
chalks_NNS
it_PP
up_VB
as_CS
a_DT
sexy_JJ
role-playing_NN
game_NN
,_,
but_CC
her_PP$
cautious_JJ
therapist_NN
(_(
holland_NP
taylor_NP
)_)
warns_VBZ
her_PP$
that_DT
co-dependency_NN
is_BEZ
rearing_VBG
its_PP$
ugly_JJ
head_NN
again_RB
and_CC
she_PP
's_BEZ
in_IN
over_IN
her_PP$
head_NN
with_IN
yet_RB
another_DT
doomed_VBN
relationship_NN
._.
who_WP
ya_PP
gonna_NN
believe_VB
?_?
despite_IN
her_PP$
winning_JJ
an_DT
academy_NN
award_NN
,_,
marisa_NP
tomei_???
has_HVZ
always_RB
struck_VBN
me_PP
as_IN
an_DT
annoying_NN
and_CC
unwelcome_JJ
screen_NN
presence_NN
,_,
one_CD
that_DT
undermines_NNS
the_DT
pleasure_NN
of_IN
watching_VBG
happy_JJ
accidents_NNS
._.
her_PP
brassy_JJ
new_JJ
yawk_???
attitude_NN
never_RB
really_RB
meshes_NNS
with_IN
her_PP$
desperate_JJ
desire_NN
to_IN
appear_VB
"_"
cute_JJ
"_"
to_IN
her_PP$
adoring_NN
fans_NNS
._.
being_BEG
loud_JJ
and_CC
flashing_VBG
a_DT
(_(
disingenuous_JJ
)_)
smile_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
necessarily_RB
equal_JJ
"_"
substantial_JJ
and_CC
sexy_JJ
._.
"_"
it_PP
takes_VBZ
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
crack_NN
team_NN
of_IN
hair_NN
and_CC
wardrobe_NN
people_NN
to_IN
imbue_VB
her_PP$
with_IN
personality_NN
._.
then_RB
there_EX
's_BEZ
that_DT
damned_VBN
voice_NN
,_,
which_WDT
strains_NNS
to_IN
be_BE
oh-so-adorable_JJ
._.
look_VB
,_,
this_DT
stuff_NN
is_BEZ
purely_RB
subjective_JJ
._.
some_DT
people_NN
feel_VB
this_DT
way_NN
about_IN
richard_NP
gere_???
,_,
others_NNS
cannot_NN
bear_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
robin_NP
williams_NP
'_"
hyperactive_JJ
schtick_NN
._.
for_IN
my_PP$
money_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
m_NN
._.
tomei_???
with_IN
a_NN
bullet_NN
._.
happy_JJ
accidents_NNS
is_BEZ
a_DT
romantic_JJ
comedy_NN
filtered_VBN
through_IN
twelve_CD
monkeys_NNS
(_(
or_CC
,_,
more_RBR
appropriately_RB
,_,
chris_NP
marker_NN
's_POS
la_NP
jetee_NN
,_,
especially_RB
with_IN
those_DT
still_RB
framed_JJ
"_"
memory_NN
"_"
photographs_NNS
anderson_NP
employs_VBZ
as_CS
a_DT
stylistic_JJ
device_NN
throughout_IN
)_)
._.
modern_JJ
manhattan_JJ
is_BEZ
filmed_VBN
with_IN
an_DT
otherworldly_JJ
,_,
vaguely_RB
alien_JJ
eye_NN
with_IN
a_DT
color_NN
scheme_NN
oddly_RB
reminiscent_JJ
of_IN
logan_NP
's_POS
run_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
stranger_NN
in_IN
a_DT
strange_JJ
land_NN
,_,
d'onofrio_NN
walks_NNS
slightly_RB
out-of-step_NP
,_,
wonderfully_RB
affable_JJ
but_CC
often_RB
inscrutable_JJ
with_IN
his_PP$
wayward_JJ
expressions_NNS
and_CC
bemused_JJ
detachment_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
science_NN
fiction_NN
told_VBD
mainly_RB
via_IN
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
suggestion_NN
(_(
though_CS
it_PP
often_RB
falls_VBZ
into_IN
the_DT
sci-fi_???
trap_NN
of_IN
having_HVG
entirely_RB
too_RB
much_DT
forced_JJ
exposition_NN
--_???
we_PP
want_VB
deeds_NNS
,_,
not_XNOT
words_NNS
!_!
)_)
at_IN
least_DT
twenty_CD
minutes_NNS
too_RB
long_JJ
,_,
happy_JJ
accidents_NNS
eventually_RB
gets_VBZ
around_IN
to_IN
a_DT
race-against-time_NN
scenario_NN
that_CS
puts_VBZ
"_"
sam_NP
deed_NN
"_"
to_IN
the_DT
ultimate_JJ
test_NN
._.
no_DT
movie_NN
can_MD
live_VB
in_IN
ambiguity_NN
forever_RB
,_,
but_CC
anderson_NP
seems_VBZ
terminally_RB
unable_JJ
to_IN
provide_VB
satisfactory_JJ
conclusions_NNS
to_IN
his_PP$
otherwise_RB
well_RB
structured_JJ
recent_JJ
narratives_NNS
._.
(_(
let_VB
's_CD
pretend_VB
the_DT
loathsome_JJ
and_CC
predictable_JJ
next_OD
stop_NN
wonderland_NP
never_RB
happened_VBD
,_,
shall_MD
we_PP
?_?
)_)
there_EX
are_BER
also_RB
some_DT
slow_JJ
,_,
repetitive_JJ
stretches_NNS
as_IN
ruby_NN
and_CC
sam_NP
go_VB
over_IN
the_DT
same_DT
arguments_NNS
again_RB
and_CC
again_RB
over_IN
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
he_PP
's_BEZ
crazy_JJ
._.
the_DT
premise_NN
is_BEZ
strong_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
sustain_VB
interest_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
enough_RB
to_IN
throw_NN
a_DT
nod_NN
in_IN
the_DT
general_JJ
direction_NN
of_IN
rod_NN
serling_VBG
for_IN
wrapping_NN
up_RP
his_PP$
ideas_NNS
in_IN
half-hour_NN
time_NN
slots_NNS
,_,
commercials_NNS
included_VBN
._.
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