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when_CS
bulworth_NP
ended_VBD
,_,
i_PP
allowed_VBD
myself_PPX
a_DT
sigh_NN
of_IN
relief_NN
:_:
?_?
it_NN
is_BEZ
possible_JJ
for_IN
me_PP
to_IN
enjoy_VB
political_JJ
satire_NN
._.
?_?
there_EX
have_HV
been_BEN
several_DT
recent_JJ
political_JJ
films_NNS
that_CS
didn't_DOD
do_DO
a_DT
whole_JJ
lot_NN
for_IN
me_PP
--_???
wag_???
the_DT
dog_NN
,_,
for_IN
instance_NN
,_,
i_PP
found_VBD
to_IN
be_BE
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
but_CC
heartless_JJ
film_NN
,_,
while_CS
primary_JJ
colors_NNS
is_BEZ
unbearable_JJ
and_CC
unwatchable_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
awfulness_NN
._.
?_?
bulworth_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
far_RB
better_JJR
film_NN
than_CS
these_DT
,_,
both_RB
in_IN
its_PP$
execution_NN
and_CC
lasting_JJ
impression_NN
._.
?_?
it_NN
's_BEZ
a_DT
tremendously_RB
funny_JJ
and_CC
intelligent_JJ
picture_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
also_RB
has_HVZ
an_DT
emotional_JJ
center_NN
--_???
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
/_SYM
star_NN
warren_NP
beatty_NP
allows_VBZ
the_DT
audience_NN
to_IN
identify_VB
with_IN
his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
and_CC
,_,
in_IN
turn_NN
,_,
we_PP
like_VB
him_PP
and_CC
actually_RB
care_NN
about_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
?_?
beatty_NP
plays_VBZ
incumbent_JJ
democratic_JJ
senator_NN
jay_NN
billington_NP
bulworth_NP
;_;
the_DT
film_NN
opens_VBZ
and_CC
we_PP
see_VB
bulworth_NP
sobbing_VBG
as_IN
he_PP
watches_VBZ
his_PP$
television_NN
spots_NNS
over_IN
and_CC
over_IN
again_RB
._.
?_?
he_PP
hasn't_HVZ
slept_VBN
in_IN
days_NNS
,_,
nor_CC
has_HVZ
he_PP
eaten_VBN
,_,
and_CC
,_,
almost_RB
instantaneously_RB
,_,
he_PP
goes_VBZ
insane_JJ
._.
?_?
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
stark_JJ
raving_VBG
mad_JJ
(_(
not_XNOT
outright_RB
,_,
anyway_RB
)_)
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
definitely_RB
bonkers_NP
._.
?_?
it_NN
's_BEZ
the_DT
final_JJ
weekend_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
campaign_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
assistant_NN
,_,
murphy_NP
(_(
oliver_NP
platt_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
written_VBN
him_PP
a_DT
speech_NN
to_IN
feed_NN
to_IN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
black_JJ
people_NN
in_IN
a_DT
church_NN
in_IN
the_DT
ghetto_NN
._.
?_?
bulworth_JJ
begins_VBZ
the_DT
speech_NN
,_,
but_CC
suddenly_RB
goes_VBZ
off_IN
track_NN
and_CC
just_RB
starts_VBZ
being_NN
honest_JJ
._.
?_?
"_"
you_PP
mean_VB
,_,
"_"
one_CD
lady_NN
asks_VBZ
,_,
"_"
the_DT
democratic_JJ
party_NN
doesn't_DOZ
care_VB
about_IN
the_DT
african_JJ
american_JJ
community_NN
?_?
"_"
?_?
"_"
well_RB
,_,
"_"
he_PP
shouts_VBZ
,_,
laughing_VBG
,_,
"_"
isn't_BEZ
that_CS
obvious_JJ
?_?
"_"
the_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
propelled_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
device_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
bulworth_NP
puts_VBZ
out_RP
a_DT
contract_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
life_NN
(_(
he_PP
muses_VBZ
later_RBR
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
bad_JJ
thing_NN
to_IN
make_VB
decisions_NNS
when_CS
you're_???
suicidal_JJ
)_(
;_;
he_PP
keeps_VBZ
seeing_VBG
a_DT
man_NN
in_IN
sunglasses_NNS
(_(
graham_NP
beckel_NP
)_)
whom_WP
he_PP
believes_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
hitman_NN
._.
?_?
bulworth_JJ
also_RB
meets_VBZ
nina_NP
(_(
halle_NP
berry_NP
)_)
with_IN
whom_WP
he_PP
becomes_VBZ
infatuated_JJ
._.
?_?
suddenly_RB
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
short_JJ
span_NN
of_IN
this_DT
weekend_NN
,_,
bulworth_NP
's_POS
no-nonsense_NN
"_"
truth_NN
in_IN
politics_NN
"_"
methods_NNS
become_VB
a_DT
national_JJ
sensation_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
shoots_NNS
ahead_RB
in_IN
the_DT
polls_NNS
despite_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
appearing_VBG
on_IN
television_NN
wearing_VBG
gang_NN
clothes_NNS
and_CC
spewing_VBG
more_DT
profanity_NN
than_CS
coherent_JJ
sentences_NNS
._.
beatty_NP
's_POS
work_NN
on_IN
both_PDT
sides_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
is_BEZ
excellent_JJ
._.
?_?
his_PP$
script_NN
and_CC
direction_NN
are_BER
both_RB
extremely_RB
sharp_JJ
,_,
as_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
surprisingly_RB
strong_JJ
characterization_NN
of_IN
bulworth_NP
himself_PPX
._.
?_?
here_RB
is_BEZ
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
reached_VBN
his_PP$
limit_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
way_NN
of_IN
lashing_VBG
back_RP
is_BEZ
by_IN
screwing_VBG
over_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
political_JJ
structure_NN
._.
?_?
i_CD
like_IN
that_DT
the_DT
film_NN
doesn't_DOZ
take_VB
a_DT
clear_JJ
shot_NN
at_IN
any_DT
of_IN
the_DT
political_JJ
parties_NNS
or_CC
affiliations_NNS
,_,
but_CC
at_IN
politics_NN
in_IN
general_JJ
and_CC
how_WRB
everything_PN
is_BEZ
run_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
rich_JJ
(_(
although_CS
the_DT
anti-rich_NP
sentiments_NNS
do_DO
get_VB
a_DT
bit_NN
tiresome_JJ
by_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
)_)
._.
?_?
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
segments_NNS
are_BER
simply_RB
hilarious_JJ
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
a_DT
lengthy_JJ
rap_NN
that_CS
he_PP
delivers_VBZ
at_IN
a_DT
luncheon_NN
dedicated_VBN
to_IN
him_PP
._.
?_?
much_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
completely_RB
absurd_JJ
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
the_DT
fun_NN
part_NN
about_IN
it_PP
._.
?_?
it_NN
's_BEZ
an_DT
angry_JJ
,_,
serious_JJ
film_NN
at_IN
the_DT
core_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
package_NN
that_CS
beatty_NP
has_HVZ
created_VBN
is_BEZ
so_RB
much_DT
more_DT
accessible_JJ
than_CS
recent_JJ
attempts_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
genre_NN
._.
?_?
what_WDT
adds_VBZ
to_IN
this_DT
feeling_NN
is_BEZ
beatty_NP
's_POS
portrayal_NN
of_IN
bulworth_NP
;_;
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
performance_NN
that_CS
deserves_VBZ
recognition_NN
on_IN
a_DT
higher_JJR
scale_NN
._.
?_?
beatty_NP
is_BEZ
so_RB
much_DT
fun_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
here_RB
--_???
he_PP
's_MD
always_RB
funny_JJ
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
also_RB
subtle_JJ
in_IN
ways_NNS
that_CS
flesh_NN
out_RP
his_PP$
character_NN
without_IN
dialogue_NN
or_CC
hugely_RB
noticeable_JJ
actions_NNS
._.
?_?
beatty_NP
is_BEZ
so_RB
good_JJ
that_CS
bulworth_NP
,_,
despite_IN
his_PP$
shortcomings_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
human_JJ
being_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
an_DT
entirely_RB
sympathetic_JJ
and_CC
likable_JJ
character_NN
almost_RB
from_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
._.
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
is_BEZ
vast_JJ
and_CC
colorful_JJ
._.
?_?
berry_NN
is_BEZ
luminous_JJ
,_,
as_CS
always_RB
,_,
and_CC
adds_VBZ
to_TO
her_PP$
repertoire_NN
of_IN
solid_JJ
supporting_JJ
roles_NNS
._.
?_?
don_NP
cheadle_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
good_JJ
role_NN
as_IN
a_DT
drug_NN
dealer_NN
who_WP
uses_VBZ
gun-toting_VBG
toddlers_NNS
to_IN
do_DO
his_PP$
dirty_JJ
work_NN
._.
?_?
oliver_NP
platt_NP
is_BEZ
an_DT
actor_NN
who_WP
should_MD
be_BE
careful_JJ
,_,
for_IN
someday_NP
i_PP
fear_VB
he_PP
may_MD
induce_VB
a_DT
heart_NN
attack_NN
with_IN
the_DT
intensity_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
acting_JJ
(_(
though_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
very_RB
funny_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
)_)
._.
?_?
paul_NP
sorvino_NP
adds_VBZ
the_DT
southern_JJ
accent_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
list_NN
of_IN
mastered_JJ
inflections_NNS
._.
is_BEZ
bulworth_NP
offensive_JJ
?_?
?_?
i_CD
suppose_VB
some_DT
may_MD
see_VB
it_PP
that_CS
way_NN
._.
?_?
i_CD
wasn't_BEDZ
offended_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
again_RB
,_,
i_PP
hardly_RB
care_VB
about_IN
politics_NN
._.
?_?
i_CD
think_NN
that_CS
people_NN
who_NP
find_VB
this_DT
film_NN
offensive_NN
will_MD
just_RB
be_BE
blindsided_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
honesty_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
?_?
the_DT
film_NN
isn't_BEZ
perfect_JJ
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
--_???
the_DT
ending_NN
didn't_DOD
quite_RB
work_VB
for_IN
me_PP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
a_DT
few_DT
of_IN
the_DT
scenes_NNS
between_IN
bulworth_NP
and_CC
nina_NP
feel_VB
forced_JJ
(_(
although_CS
the_DT
eclectic_JJ
dance_NN
sequence_NN
is_BEZ
fantastic_JJ
)_)
._.
?_?
but_CC
these_DT
are_BER
minor_JJ
quibbles_NNS
about_IN
an_DT
otherwise_RB
brilliant_JJ
film_NN
._.
?_?
bulworth_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
smart_JJ
,_,
uproariously_RB
funny_JJ
picture_NN
that_CS
proves_VBZ
to_IN
me_PP
that_CS
political_JJ
satire_NN
can_MD
scratch_NN
far_RB
deeper_RBR
than_CS
the_DT
surface_NN
._.
?_?