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every_DT
now_RB
and_CC
then_RB
a_DT
movie_NN
comes_VBZ
along_IN
from_IN
a_DT
suspect_NN
studio_NN
,_,
with_IN
every_DT
indication_NN
that_CS
it_PP
will_MD
be_BE
a_DT
stinker_NN
,_,
and_CC
to_IN
everybody_PN
's_POS
surprise_NN
(_(
perhaps_RB
even_RB
the_DT
studio_NN
)_)
the_DT
film_NN
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
critical_JJ
darling_NN
._.
mtv_???
films_NNS
'_"
_election_NP
,_,
a_DT
high_JJ
school_NN
comedy_NN
starring_VBG
matthew_NP
broderick_NP
and_CC
reese_JJ
witherspoon_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
current_JJ
example_NN
._.
did_DOD
anybody_PN
know_VB
this_DT
film_NN
existed_VBD
a_DT
week_NN
before_IN
it_PP
opened_VBD
?_?
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
deceptively_RB
simple_JJ
._.
george_NP
washington_NP
carver_RB
high_JJ
school_NN
is_BEZ
having_HVG
student_NN
elections_NNS
._.
tracy_NP
flick_NN
(_(
reese_JJ
witherspoon_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
an_DT
over-achiever_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
hand_NN
raised_VBN
at_IN
nearly_RB
every_DT
question_NN
,_,
way_NN
,_,
way_NN
,_,
high_JJ
._.
mr_NN
._.
"_"
m_NN
"_"
(_(
matthew_NP
broderick_NP
)_)
,_,
sick_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
megalomaniac_NN
student_NN
,_,
encourages_VBZ
paul_NP
,_,
a_DT
popular-but-slow_JJ
jock_???
to_TO
run_VB
._.
and_CC
paul_NP
's_POS
nihilistic_JJ
sister_NN
jumps_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
race_NN
as_IN
well_RB
,_,
for_IN
personal_JJ
reasons_NNS
._.
the_DT
dark_JJ
side_NN
of_IN
such_DT
sleeper_NN
success_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
,_,
because_CS
expectations_NNS
were_BED
so_RB
low_JJ
going_VBG
in_IN
,_,
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
this_DT
was_BEDZ
quality_NN
stuff_NN
made_VBN
the_DT
reviews_NNS
even_RB
more_DT
enthusiastic_JJ
than_CS
they_PP
have_HV
any_DT
right_JJ
to_IN
be_BE
._.
you_PP
can't_MD
help_VB
going_VBG
in_IN
with_IN
the_DT
baggage_NN
of_IN
glowing_JJ
reviews_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
in_IN
contrast_NN
to_IN
the_DT
negative_JJ
baggage_NN
that_CS
the_DT
reviewers_NNS
were_BED
likely_JJ
to_TO
have_HV
._.
_election_NP
,_,
a_DT
good_JJ
film_NN
,_,
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
live_VB
up_RP
to_IN
its_PP$
hype_NN
._.
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
_election__???
so_CS
disappointing_JJ
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
contains_VBZ
significant_JJ
plot_NN
details_NNS
lifted_VBN
directly_RB
from_IN
_rushmore__???
,_,
released_JJ
a_DT
few_DT
months_NNS
earlier_RBR
._.
the_DT
similarities_NNS
are_BER
staggering_JJ
:_:
tracy_NP
flick_NN
(_(
_election__???
)_)
is_BEZ
the_DT
president_NN
of_IN
an_DT
extraordinary_JJ
number_NN
of_IN
clubs_NNS
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
involved_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
school_NN
play_NN
._.
max_NP
fischer_NP
(_(
_rushmore__???
)_)
is_BEZ
the_DT
president_NN
of_IN
an_DT
extraordinary_JJ
number_NN
of_IN
clubs_NNS
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
involved_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
school_NN
play_NN
._.
the_DT
most_DT
significant_JJ
tension_NN
of_IN
_election__???
is_BEZ
the_DT
potential_JJ
relationship_NN
between_IN
a_DT
teacher_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
student_NN
._.
the_DT
most_DT
significant_JJ
tension_NN
of_IN
_rushmore__???
is_BEZ
the_DT
potential_JJ
relationship_NN
between_IN
a_DT
teacher_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
student_NN
._.
tracy_NP
flick_NN
is_BEZ
from_IN
a_DT
single_JJ
parent_NN
home_NN
,_,
which_WDT
has_HVZ
contributed_VBN
to_IN
her_PP$
drive_NN
._.
max_NP
fischer_NP
is_BEZ
from_IN
a_DT
single_JJ
parent_NN
home_NN
,_,
which_WDT
has_HVZ
contributed_VBN
to_IN
his_PP$
drive_NN
._.
the_DT
male_JJ
bumbling_VBG
adult_JJ
in_IN
_election__???
(_)
matthew_NP
broderick_NP
)_)
pursues_VBZ
an_DT
extramarital_NN
affair_NN
,_,
gets_VBZ
caught_JJ
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
whole_JJ
life_NN
is_BEZ
ruined_VBN
._.
he_PP
even_RB
gets_VBZ
a_DT
bee_NN
sting_NN
._.
the_DT
male_JJ
bumbling_VBG
adult_JJ
in_IN
_rushmore__???
(_)
bill_NN
murray_NP
)_)
pursues_VBZ
an_DT
extramarital_NN
affair_NN
,_,
gets_VBZ
caught_JJ
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
whole_JJ
life_NN
is_BEZ
ruined_VBN
._.
he_PP
gets_VBZ
several_DT
bee_NN
stings_NNS
._.
and_CC
so_RB
on_IN
._.
what_WDT
happened_VBD
?_?
how_WRB
is_BEZ
it_PP
that_CS
an_DT
individual_JJ
screenplay_NN
(_(
_rushmore__???
)_)
and_CC
a_DT
novel_NN
(_(
_election__???
)_)
contain_VB
so_RB
many_DT
significant_JJ
plot_NN
points_NNS
,_,
and_CC
yet_RB
both_RB
films_NNS
were_BED
probably_RB
not_XNOT
even_RB
aware_JJ
of_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
,_,
made_VBN
from_IN
two_CD
different_JJ
studios_NNS
,_,
from_IN
a_DT
genre_NN
(_(
the_DT
high_JJ
school_NN
geeks_NNS
revenge_NN
movie_NN
)_)
that_CS
hadn't_HVD
been_BEN
fully_RB
formed_VBN
yet_RB
?_?
even_RB
so_RB
,_,
the_DT
strengths_NNS
of_IN
_election__???
rely_VB
upon_IN
its_PP$
fantastic_JJ
performances_NNS
from_IN
broderick_NP
,_,
witherspoon_NN
,_,
and_CC
newcomer_NN
jessica_NP
campbell_NP
,_,
as_CS
paul_NP
's_POS
anti-social_JJ
sister_NN
,_,
tammy_JJ
._.
broderick_NP
here_RB
is_BEZ
playing_VBG
the_DT
mr_NN
._.
rooney_NP
role_NN
from_IN
_ferris_NP
bueller__???
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
having_HVG
the_DT
most_DT
fun_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
had_HVD
since_CS
then_JJ
._.
witherspoon_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
revelation_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
early_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
year_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
comedy_NN
,_,
and_CC
teenagers_NNS
have_HV
little_DT
clout_NN
,_,
but_CC
for_IN
my_PP$
money_NN
,_,
witherspoon_NN
deserves_VBZ
an_DT
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
._.
and_CC
once_RB
campbell_NP
's_POS
character_NN
gets_VBZ
going_VBG
,_,
like_IN
in_IN
her_PP$
fantastic_JJ
speech_NN
in_IN
the_DT
gymnasium_NN
,_,
then_RB
you're_???
won_VBD
over_IN
._.
one_CD
thing_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
been_BEN
bothering_VBG
me_PP
since_CS
i've_???
seen_VBN
it_PP
._.
there_RB
is_BEZ
an_DT
extraordinary_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
sexuality_NN
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
i_PP
suppose_VB
that_CS
,_,
coming_VBG
from_IN
mtv_???
films_NNS
,_,
i_PP
should_MD
expect_VB
no_DT
less_DT
._.
._.
._.
but_NP
the_DT
film_NN
starts_VBZ
off_IN
light_NN
and_CC
airy_JJ
,_,
like_IN
a_DT
sitcom_NP
._.
as_CS
the_DT
screws_NNS
tighten_VB
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
tensions_NNS
mount_VB
,_,
alexander_NP
payne_NP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
add_VB
elements_NNS
that_CS
,_,
frankly_RB
,_,
distract_VB
from_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
bad_JJ
enough_RB
that_CS
mr_NN
._.
m_NN
doesn't_DOZ
like_VB
tracy_NP
's_POS
determination_NN
to_IN
win_NN
at_IN
all_PDT
costs_NNS
,_,
but_CC
did_DOD
they_PP
have_HV
to_TO
throw_VB
in_IN
the_DT
student_NN
/_SYM
teacher_NN
relationship_NN
?_?
even_RB
so_RB
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
no_DT
logical_JJ
reason_NN
why_WRB
mr_NN
._.
m_NN
has_HVZ
an_DT
affair_NN
when_CS
he_PP
does_DOZ
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
to_IN
like_IN
in_CD
_election__???
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
plot_NN
similarities_NNS
to_IN
_rushmore__???
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
tonal_JJ
nosedive_NN
it_PP
takes_VBZ
as_CS
it_PP
gets_VBZ
explicitly_RB
sex-driven_JJ
,_,
mark_NN
this_DT
as_CS
a_DT
disappointment_NN
._.
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