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if_CS
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._.
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fox_NN
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)_)
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theater_NN
._.
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'_"
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._.
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about_IN
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pleasantville_NP
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a_DT
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movie_NN
._.
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fact_NN
,_,
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the_DT
screen_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
,_,
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._.
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theme_NN
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widescale_NN
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,_,
and_CC
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mass_JJ
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ross_NP
'_"
work_NN
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considered_VBN
worthy_JJ
enough_RB
._.
kudos_NP
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production_NN
staff_NN
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._.
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reese_JJ
witherspoon_NN
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two_CD
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,_,
through_IN
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bit_NN
of_IN
luck_NN
,_,
find_VB
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zapped_VBN
into_IN
a_DT
fifties_CD
sitcom_NP
named_VBD
"_"
pleasantville_NP
._.
"_"
maguire_NP
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as_CS
the_DT
reserved_JJ
bud_NN
parker_NP
,_,
is_BEZ
perfect_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
pseudo-world_NN
;_;
but_CC
the_DT
rebellious_JJ
mary_NP
sue_NP
(_(
witherspoon_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
at_IN
all_PDT
made_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
father-knows-best_NN
times_NNS
._.
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's_BEZ
not_XNOT
long_JJ
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she_PP
sets_NNS
the_DT
town_NN
of_IN
pleasantville_NP
on_IN
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,_,
and_CC
begins_VBZ
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teach_VB
the_DT
townspeople_NN
-_-
in_IN
a_DT
quite_RB
unlikely_JJ
way_NN
-_-
what_WDT
life_NN
is_BEZ
*_???
really_RB
*_???
like_CS
._.
soon_RB
hues_NNS
of_IN
color_NN
creep_VB
into_IN
the_DT
black_JJ
and_CC
white_JJ
world_NN
,_,
and_CC
while_CS
some_DT
embrace_NN
the_DT
change_NN
in_IN
the_DT
passion_NN
of_IN
realism_NN
,_,
others_NNS
fear_VB
the_DT
strangeness_NN
._.
at_IN
one_CD
end_NN
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a_DT
soda_NN
shop_NN
owner-turned-painter_NN
named_VBN
mr_NN
._.
johnson_NP
(_(
jeff_NP
daniels_NP
)_)
and_CC
at_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
end_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
close-minded_JJ
mayor_NN
(_(
j_NN
._.
t_NN
._.
walsh_NP
)_(
and_CC
his_PP$
chamber_NN
of_IN
commerce_NN
;_;
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a_DT
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the_DT
entire_JJ
town_NN
._.
fine_JJ
performances_NNS
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turned_VBN
in_IN
all_PDT
around_IN
._.
maguire_NP
and_CC
witherspoon_NN
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effective_JJ
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the_DT
leads_NNS
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
true_JJ
complements_VBZ
go_NN
out_RP
to_IN
jeff_NP
daniels_NP
and_CC
j_NP
._.
t_NN
._.
walsh_NP
(_(
in_IN
his_PP$
latest_JJS
and_CC
final_JJ
posthumous_JJ
performance_NN
)_)
._.
daniels_NP
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an_DT
atmosphere_NN
of_IN
awe_NN
,_,
inspiration_NN
,_,
and_CC
hope_VB
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his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
whereas_CS
walsh_NP
simply_RB
drips_NNS
of_IN
sinister_JJ
closemindedness_NN
-_-
almost_RB
to_IN
the_DT
point_NN
where_CS
you_PP
can_MD
sense_NN
gene_NN
hackman_NN
's_POS
envy_NN
._.
for_IN
daniels_NP
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
his_PP$
most_RBS
commendable_JJ
performance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
last_OD
three_CD
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-_-
or_CC
more_DT
-_-
and_CC
for_IN
walsh_NP
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
complementary_JJ
exclamation_NN
point_NN
on_IN
a_DT
fine_JJ
career_NN
._.
also_RB
of_IN
lesser_JJ
note_NN
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the_DT
supporting_JJ
role_NN
by_IN
joan_NP
allen_NP
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
viewing_NN
the_DT
entire_JJ
cast_NN
works_NN
well_RB
together_RB
from_IN
start_NN
to_IN
finish_NN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
much_DT
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dislike_NN
about_IN
pleasantville_NP
,_,
and_CC
its_PP$
dynamic_JJ
nature_NN
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the_DT
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movie_NN
for_IN
those_DT
who_WP
want_VB
serious_JJ
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
those_DT
who_WP
don't_DO
._.
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