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dora_???
(_(
fernanda_FW
montenegro_???
)_(
sits_VBZ
behind_IN
a_DT
make-shift_NN
desk_NN
at_IN
rio_NP
+_SYM
s_NN
major_JJ
train_NN
station_NN
._.
she_PP
,_,
in_IN
her_PP$
colorful_JJ
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,_,
offers_VBZ
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service_NN
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unheard_JJ
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the_DT
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._.
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the_DT
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,_,
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,_,
to_IN
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,_,
find_VB
love_NN
,_,
or_CC
search_NN
after_IN
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debts_NNS
._.
she_PP
+_SYM
s_NN
quirky_JJ
,_,
she_PP
+_SYM
s_NN
elderly_JJ
,_,
she_PP
+_SYM
s_NN
caring_NN
._.
totally_RB
trustworthy_JJ
,_,
right_JJ
?_?
not_XNOT
a_DT
chance_NN
._.
once_RB
home_RB
,_,
she_PP
never_RB
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these_DT
letters_NNS
,_,
saving_NN
money_NN
on_IN
postage_NN
,_,
and_CC
relishing_VBG
in_IN
the_DT
drama_NN
contained_VBD
therein_RB
with_IN
her_PP$
neighbor_NP
irene_NN
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lia_???
p_NN
?_?
ra_NP
)_(
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
letters_NNS
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a_DT
young_JJ
mother_NN
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her_PP$
nine-year_JJ
old_JJ
son_NN
,_,
looking_VBG
for_IN
their_PP$
father_NN
._.
shortly_RB
thereafter_RB
,_,
she_PP
gets_VBZ
hit_NN
by_IN
a_DT
bus_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
son_NN
is_BEZ
orphaned_JJ
._.
days_NNS
go_VB
by_IN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
boy_NN
,_,
named_VBN
josu_NP
?_?
,_,
roams_NP
around_IN
the_DT
station_NN
,_,
hungry_JJ
,_,
desperate_JJ
,_,
and_CC
somewhat_RB
clueless_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
predictament_NN
._.
through_IN
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
circumstances_NNS
too_RB
precious_JJ
to_IN
elaborate_JJ
upon_IN
,_,
dora_???
somehow_RB
takes_VBZ
a_DT
responsibility_NN
in_IN
trying_VBG
to_IN
find_NN
josu_NP
?_?
+_SYM
s_NP
father_NN
._.
this_DT
means_NN
leaving_VBG
the_DT
security_NN
of_IN
rio_NP
,_,
traveling_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
outskirts_NNS
of_IN
brazil_NP
,_,
where_CS
unpaved_VBD
roads_NNS
,_,
religious_JJ
devotees_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
poverty-stricken_JJ
become_VB
commonplace_JJ
._.
films_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
remind_VB
me_PP
as_IN
to_IN
what_WDT
i_PP
enjoy_VB
about_IN
some_DT
foreign_JJ
films_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
an_DT
opportunity_NN
for_IN
me_PP
to_IN
get_VB
a_NP
fresh_JJ
breath_NN
in_IN
another_DT
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
so_RB
distant_JJ
from_IN
my_PP$
own_DT
._.
it_PP
does_DOZ
so_RB
entertainingly_RB
,_,
and_CC
so_RB
heart-wrenchingly_RB
._.
and_CC
yet_RB
,_,
it_PP
+_SYM
s_NN
backdrop_NN
is_BEZ
merely_RB
that_DT
._.
the_DT
focus_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
the_DT
minute_NN
transformation_NN
of_IN
dora_???
,_,
of_IN
how_WRB
she_PP
learns_VBZ
to_IN
love_NN
this_DT
little_JJ
kid_NN
,_,
without_IN
being_BEG
cloying_JJ
or_CC
sentimental_JJ
._.
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
backdrop_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
amount_NN
of_IN
religious_JJ
dedication_NN
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
dora_???
being_NN
an_DT
amoral_JJ
scam-artist_NN
,_,
could_MD
care_VB
less_DT
about_IN
the_DT
amount_NN
of_IN
bickering_VBG
between_IN
the_DT
candle-lighting_NN
of_IN
the_DT
catholics_NNS
versus_IN
the_DT
bumper-sticker_NN
mentality_NN
of_IN
the_DT
evangelicals_NNS
._.
but_CC
neither_RB
side_NN
is_BEZ
trivialized_VBN
._.
she_PP
even_RB
begins_VBZ
to_IN
develop_VB
an_DT
affection_NN
for_IN
a_DT
non-drinking_NN
evangelical_JJ
,_,
who_WP
sees_VBZ
the_DT
problems_NNS
with_IN
dora_???
,_,
if_CS
not_XNOT
initially_RB
._.
fernanda_NN
montenegro_???
surprisingly_RB
got_VBN
an_DT
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
for_IN
this_DT
very_RB
delicate_JJ
performance_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
true_JJ
marvel_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
of_IN
vinicius_NP
de_NP
oliveira_NP
,_,
who_WP
plays_VBZ
josu_NP
?_?
._.
he_PP
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
discoveries_NNS
of_IN
j_NN
?_?
r_NN
?_?
mie_???
renier_FW
(_(
_la_???
promesse__???
)_(
and_CC
giorgio_???
cantarini_FW
(_(
_life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful__???
)_(
,_,
prove_VB
that_DT
the_DT
true_JJ
acting_NN
discoveries_NNS
may_MD
be_BE
outside_IN
of_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
natural_JJ
,_,
and_CC
never_RB
once_RB
grating_JJ
._.
send_VB
a_DT
memo_???
to_IN
jonathan_NP
taylor_NP
thomas_NP
._.
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