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that_CS
thing_NN
you_PP
do_DO
!_!
(_(
r_NN
)_)
tom_NP
hanks_NP
's_POS
screenwriting_NN
and_CC
directorial_JJ
debut_NN
,_,
that_CS
thing_NN
you_PP
do_DO
!_!
,_,
has_HVZ
all_RB
the_DT
qualities_NNS
you_PP
would_MD
associate_VB
with_IN
the_DT
most_DT
beloved_JJ
screen_NN
actor_NN
of_IN
the_DT
moment_NN
:_:
fun_NN
,_,
lively_JJ
,_,
and_CC
oh-so-nice_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
latter_DT
quality_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
that_CS
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
hindrance_NN
,_,
for_IN
this_DT
'60s_???
nostalgia_NN
trifle_NN
is_BEZ
so_RB
nice_JJ
and_CC
sweet_JJ
that_CS
it_PP
teeters_NNS
on_IN
becoming_VBG
bland_JJ
milquetoast_NN
._.
that_CS
thing_NN
focuses_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
wonders_NNS
,_,
a_DT
teen_NN
rock_NN
band_NN
from_IN
erie_???
,_,
pennsylvania_NP
that_DT
is_BEZ
suddenly_RB
thrust_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
national_JJ
spotlight_NN
in_IN
1964_CD
when_CS
they_PP
score_VB
a_DT
major_JJ
dance_NN
hit_VBD
called_VBN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
"_"
that_CS
thing_NN
you_PP
do_DO
!_!
"_"
the_DT
group_NN
's_POS
members_NNS
are_BER
,_,
naturally_RB
a_DT
diverse_JJ
group_NN
:_:
there_EX
's_BEZ
brooding_JJ
lead_NN
singer_NN
and_CC
songwriter_NN
jimmy_NP
(_(
johnathon_NP
schaech_NN
)_)
;_;
girl-crazy_NP
lenny_NP
(_(
steve_NP
zahn_???
)_(
,_,
the_DT
lead_NN
guitarist_NN
;_;
a_DT
goofy_JJ
,_,
geeky_JJ
type_NN
known_VBN
only_RB
as_IN
the_DT
bass_NN
player_NN
(_(
ethan_NP
embry_???
)_(
;_;
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
center_NN
,_,
guy_NN
(_(
tom_NP
everett_NP
scott_NP
)_)
,_,
the_DT
drummer_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
aspirations_NNS
in_IN
jazz_NN
._.
along_IN
for_IN
the_DT
wonders_NNS
'_"
ride_NN
to_IN
success_NN
is_BEZ
jimmy_NP
's_POS
perpetually_RB
neglected_JJ
galpal_JJ
,_,
faye_???
(_)
liv_CD
tyler_NP
)_(
._.
hanks_NP
proves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
capable_JJ
writer-director_NN
,_,
deftly_RB
recreating_VBG
the_DT
innocent_JJ
spirit_NN
of_IN
1964_CD
,_,
which_WDT
hanks_NP
calls_VBZ
"_"
the_DT
last_OD
innocent_JJ
year_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
spirit_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
only_RB
reflected_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
period_NN
clothes_NNS
and_CC
settings_NNS
but_CC
also_RB
in_IN
the_DT
music_NN
,_,
which_WDT
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
recent_JJ
period_NN
music_NN
film_NN
,_,
grace_NN
of_IN
my_PP$
heart_NN
,_,
was_BEDZ
expressly_RB
written_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
film_NN
;_;
hanks_NP
himself_NN
had_HVD
a_DT
hand_NN
in_IN
writing_NN
four_CD
of_IN
the_DT
tunes--but_???
not_XNOT
the_DT
infectious_JJ
title_NN
cut_NN
by_IN
adam_NP
schlesinger_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
guaranteed_VBN
to_IN
stay_NN
in_IN
your_PP$
head_NN
long_RB
after_IN
the_DT
end_NN
credits_NNS
have_HV
rolled_VBN
(_(
it_NN
's_POS
still_RB
playing_JJ
in_IN
my_PP$
mind_NN
as_IN
i_PP
write_VB
this_DT
)_(
._.
it_NN
should_MD
come_VB
as_IN
no_DT
surprise_NN
that_CS
hanks_NP
the_DT
director_NN
works_NN
well_RB
with_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
,_,
eliciting_VBG
charming_JJ
,_,
likable_JJ
work_NN
from_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
cast_NN
,_,
most_DT
notably_RB
hanks_NP
lookalike_NN
scott_NP
and_CC
tyler_NP
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
remarkable_JJ
in_IN
delivering_VBG
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
biggest_JJS
and_CC
best_JJS
dramatic_JJ
moment_NN
._.
the_DT
work_NN
of_IN
the_DT
young_JJ
ensemble_NN
is_BEZ
so_RB
natural_JJ
that_CS
they_PP
truly_RB
convince_VB
as_CS
teens_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
early_JJ
'60s_???
;_;
they_PP
do_DO
not_XNOT
appear_VB
to_TO
be_BE
'90s_???
grungers_FW
playacting_CS
"_"
retro_JJ
._.
"_"
yet_RB
for_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
light_NN
,_,
frothy_JJ
charms_NNS
of_IN
that_DT
thing_NN
you_PP
do_DO
!_!
,_,
it_NN
's_POS
nearly_RB
nice_JJ
to_IN
a_DT
fault_NN
._.
while_CS
this_DT
unbridled_JJ
innocence_NN
in_IN
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
refreshing_JJ
change_NN
from_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
sinful_JJ
cinema_NN
around_IN
these_DT
days_NNS
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
enough_RB
conflict_NN
to_IN
keep_VB
things_NNS
consistently_RB
interesting_JJ
._.
everyone_PN
is_BEZ
so_RB
happy_JJ
,_,
basking_VBG
in_IN
the_DT
glow_NN
of_IN
overnight_JJ
success_NN
,_,
marvelling_VBG
at_IN
it_PP
all--except_CS
toward_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
but_CC
even_RB
then_RB
the_DT
tone_NN
quickly_RB
reverts_VBZ
to_IN
sweetness_NN
,_,
ending_VBG
on_IN
an_DT
appropriately_RB
feel-good_NN
note_NN
._.
there_EX
isn't_BEZ
much_DT
of_IN
an_DT
edge_NN
throughout_IN
that_DT
thing--the_NP
only_RB
thing_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
remotely_RB
edgy_???
is_BEZ
hanks_NP
's_POS
turn_NN
as_IN
the_DT
wonders_NNS
'_"
manager--and_NN
thus_RB
becomes_VBZ
in_IN
danger_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
so_RB
nice_JJ
it_PP
's_BEZ
bland_JJ
._.
but_CC
a_DT
little_JJ
niceness_NN
goes_VBZ
a_DT
long_JJ
way_NN
these_DT
days_NNS
,_,
and_CC
there_EX
's_BEZ
no_DT
denying_VBG
the_DT
entertainment_NN
value_NN
of_IN
that_DT
thing_NN
you_PP
do_DO
!_!
;_;
it_NN
's_BEZ
just_RB
about_IN
impossible_JJ
to_IN
hate_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
inoffensive_JJ
,_,
enjoyable_JJ
piece_NN
of_IN
nostalgia_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
sure_JJ
to_TO
leave_VB
audiences_NNS
smiling_VBG
and_CC
humming_VBG
,_,
if_CS
not_XNOT
singing_NN
,_,
"_"
that_CS
thing_NN
you_PP
do_DO
!_!
"_"
--quite_NN
possibly_RB
for_IN
days_NNS
._.
to_IN
paraphrase_NN
a_DT
passage_NN
from_IN
the_DT
song_NN
:_:
though_CS
i_PP
try_VB
and_CC
try_VB
to_IN
forget_VB
that_RB
song_NN
it_NN
is_BEZ
just_RB
so_RB
hard_JJ
to_IN
do_DO
every_DT
time_NN
they_PP
play_VB
"_"
that_DT
thing_NN
you_PP
do_DO
!_!
"_"