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there_EX
's_BEZ
something_PN
about_IN
ben_NP
stiller_NP
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casting_NN
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these_DT
days_NNS
._.
stiller_NN
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in_IN
circulation_NN
,_,
and_CC
what_WDT
other_JJ
actor_NN
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lay_VB
claim_NN
to_IN
that_DT
?_?
he_PP
's_BEZ
in_IN
"_"
there_RB
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something_PN
about_IN
mary_NP
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
i_PP
*_???
still_JJ
*_???
haven't_HV
seen_VBN
._.
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
acerbic_JJ
"_"
your_PP$
friends_NNS
&_???
neighbors_NN
,_,
"_"
playing_VBG
a_DT
talkative_JJ
,_,
sexually-frustrated_VBN
drama_NN
coach_NN
called_VBN
jerri_???
._.
now_RB
there_EX
's_BEZ
"_"
permanent_JJ
midnight_NN
,_,
"_"
in_IN
which_WDT
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,_,
this_DT
one_CD
a_DT
heroin-addicted_VBN
television_NN
writer_NN
,_,
last_OD
name_NN
stahl_NP
._.
there_EX
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like_IN
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into_IN
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the_DT
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they've_???
proved_VBD
themselves_PPX
commercially_RB
._.
ewan_NP
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to_IN
mind_NN
who_WP
,_,
after_IN
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in_IN
"_"
emma_NP
"_"
and_CC
"_"
brassed_JJ
off_IN
,_,
"_"
received_VBD
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admiration_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
mind-blowing_JJ
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renton_NP
in_IN
danny_NP
boyle_NP
's_POS
transatlantic_JJ
junk-fest_NN
,_,
"_"
trainspotting_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
philosophy_NN
appears_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
simple_JJ
one_CD
:_:
if_CS
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'em_???
to_TO
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,_,
make_VB
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do_DO
drugs_NNS
._.
"_"
permanent_JJ
midnight_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
based_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
true_JJ
life_NN
experiences_NNS
of_IN
jerry_NP
stahl_NP
,_,
a_DT
successful_JJ
hollywood_NP
writer_NN
who_WP
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
mid-eighties_CD
,_,
had_HVD
a_DT
$_???
6_CD
,_,
000-a-week_NN
job_NN
churning_VBG
out_RP
plotlines_NNS
for_IN
disposable_JJ
tv_NN
sitcoms_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
$_???
6_CD
,_,
000-a-week_NN
heroin_NN
habit_NN
._.
a_DT
habit_NN
,_,
in_IN
stahl_NP
's_POS
own_DT
words_NNS
,_,
"_"
the_DT
size_NN
of_IN
utah_???
._.
"_"
as_CS
stahl_NP
,_,
stiller_NP
contributes_VBZ
a_DT
commanding_JJ
performance_NN
._.
unlike_IN
"_"
trainspotting_VBG
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
successful_JJ
in_IN
having_HVG
it_NN
both_PDT
ways_NNS
by_IN
chronicling_VBG
both_RB
the_DT
highs_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
lows_???
of_IN
heroin_NN
abuse_NN
,_,
"_"
permanent_JJ
midnight_NN
"_"
instead_RB
focuses_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
concept_NN
of_IN
drug_NN
addiction_NN
as_IN
maintenance_NN
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
earliest_JJS
observations_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
casual_JJ
reference_NN
to_IN
"_"
naked_JJ
lunch_NN
"_"
author_NN
william_NP
s_NN
._.
burroughs_NNS
who_WP
,_,
when_CS
asked_VBD
why_WRB
he_PP
shoots_VBZ
up_RP
first_OD
thing_NN
in_IN
the_DT
morning_NN
responds_VBZ
,_,
"_"
so_RB
i_PP
can_MD
shave_VB
._.
"_"
stahl_NP
rarely_RB
appears_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
puncturing_CS
veins_NP
for_IN
the_DT
thrill_NN
of_IN
it_PP
all_PDT
in_IN
"_"
permanent_JJ
midnight_NN
"_"
;_;
it_PP
's_BEZ
so_RB
he_PP
can_MD
talk_VB
to_IN
his_PP$
mother_NN
on_IN
the_DT
phone_NN
,_,
show_VB
up_RP
for_IN
work_NN
on_IN
time_NN
,_,
even_RB
pay_VB
his_PP$
bills_NNS
._.
while_CS
the_DT
film_NN
itself_PPX
occasionally_RB
wobbles_FW
around_IN
along_IN
with_IN
stahl_NP
,_,
the_DT
writing_NN
(_(
adapted_VBN
from_IN
stahl_NP
's_POS
autobiography_NN
by_IN
director_NN
david_NP
veloz_???
)_(
is_BEZ
controlled_JJ
and_CC
pointed_VBD
._.
"_"
permanent_JJ
midnight_NN
"_"
shows_VBZ
how_WRB
stahl_NP
moved_VBD
from_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
to_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
to--again_NP
in_IN
the_DT
author_NN
's_POS
words--_???
"_"
escape_NN
the_DT
drug_NN
scene_NN
"_"
(_(
yeah_UH
,_,
right_NN
)_)
;_;
why_WRB
he_PP
entered_VBD
into_IN
a_DT
convenient_JJ
marriage_NN
with_IN
a_DT
british_JJ
tv_NN
exec_???
(_(
elizabeth_NP
hurley_NN
,_,
so_RB
impossibly_RB
polite_JJ
you'd_???
swear_NN
her_PP
single_JJ
profanity_NN
was_BEDZ
dubbed_VBN
)_)
;_;
and_CC
that_CS
he_PP
conceived_VBD
a_DT
child_NN
in_IN
between_IN
his_PP$
random_JJ
hirings_NNS
and_CC
firings_NNS
._.
stahl_NP
narrates_NNS
all_RB
this_DT
in_IN
a_DT
motel_NN
bedroom_NN
to_IN
a_DT
sympathetic_JJ
lover_NN
called_VBN
kitty_NP
(_(
norristown_JJ
's_NNS
own_DT
maria_NP
bello_NP
)_)
with_IN
whom_WP
he_PP
spent_VBD
some_DT
rehab_???
time_NN
._.
janeane_NP
garofalo_NP
is_BEZ
wasted--and_NP
miscast--as_???
a_NN
heavily-bespectacled_VBD
hollywood_NP
talent_NN
agent_NN
who_WP
fails_VBZ
to_IN
get_VB
her_PP$
hooks_NNS
into_IN
the_DT
doped-up_???
wordsmith_NN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
stahl_NP
himself_NN
playing_VBG
a_DT
jaded_JJ
clinic_NN
counselor_NN
._.
stiller_NN
,_,
unshaven_NN
(_(
burroughs_NNS
take_VB
note_NN
)_)
and_CC
with_IN
lots_PN
of_IN
mascara_NN
around_IN
the_DT
eyes_NNS
,_,
has_HVZ
stahl_NP
stumble_VB
through_IN
the_DT
film_NN
looking_VBG
like_IN
a_DT
train_NN
wreck_NN
but_CC
,_,
to_IN
his_PP$
credit_NN
,_,
never_RB
once_RB
pushes_VBZ
his_PP$
pill-popping_NN
,_,
needle-jabbing_VBG
performance_NN
over_IN
the_DT
top_NN
._.
the_DT
ubiquitous_JJ
stiller_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
reason_NN
to_IN
see_VB
"_"
permanent_JJ
midnight_NN
"_"
;_;
a_DT
dark_JJ
,_,
comic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
strangely_RB
absorbing_VBG
study_NN
of_IN
assisted_JJ
living_NN
._.
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