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--_???
comedy_NN
,_,
rated_VBN
pg_NP
,_,
runs_VBZ
about_IN
40_CD
:_:
40_CD
--_???
starring_JJ
:_:
john_NP
goodman_NN
,_,
kathy_NP
moriarty_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
bunch_NN
of_IN
teenagers_NNS
--_???
directed_JJ
by_IN
joe_NP
dante_NP
and_CC
written_VBN
by_IN
charles_NP
hass_???
--_???
summary_NN
:_:
lawrence_NP
woolsley_NP
(_(
john_NP
goodman_NN
)_)
brings_VBZ
his_PP$
new_JJ
horror_NN
film_NN
mant_???
!_!
to_IN
premiere_NN
in_IN
key_JJ
west_NN
during_IN
the_DT
height_NN
of_IN
the_DT
cuban_JJ
missile_NN
crisis_NN
._.
he_PP
hopes_VBZ
to_IN
capitalize_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
tense_JJ
moment_NN
by_IN
providing_VBG
an_DT
escape_NN
for_IN
the_DT
town_NN
._.
we_PP
see_VB
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
events_NNS
through_IN
the_DT
stories_NNS
of_IN
four_CD
teenagers_NNS
and_CC
how_WRB
life_NN
affects_VBZ
them_PP
._.
quick_JJ
and_CC
easy_JJ
review_NN
:_:
i_PP
really_RB
enjoyed_VBD
matinee_NN
._.
the_DT
mixture_NN
of_IN
comedy_NN
and_CC
tension_NN
blended_VBN
nicely_RB
._.
unlike_IN
many_DT
comedies_NNS
this_DT
film_NN
tries_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
succeeds_VBZ
,_,
in_IN
getting_VBG
past_NN
the_DT
stage_NN
of_IN
doing_DOG
anything_PN
for_IN
a_DT
laugh_NN
._.
the_DT
makers_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
also_RB
cared_VBN
about_IN
telling_VBG
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
story_NN
._.
the_DT
performances_NNS
of_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
principals_NNS
are_BER
right_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
mark_NN
,_,
particularly_RB
john_NP
goodman_NN
as_IN
the_DT
schlock_NN
master_NN
._.
so_RB
i_PP
would_MD
definitely_RB
recommend_VB
this_DT
film_NN
to_IN
anyone_PN
looking_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
light_NN
hearted_VBN
,_,
yet_RB
interesting_JJ
way_NN
to_IN
spend_NN
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
hours_NNS
._.
longer_RBR
,_,
more_DT
detailed_JJ
review_NN
:_:
[_???
beware_VB
of_IN
spoilers_NNS
]_???
the_DT
primary_NN
reason_NN
i_PP
enjoyed_VBD
this_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
,_,
that_CS
while_CS
being_NN
a_DT
comedy_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
also_RB
had_HVD
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
story_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
._.
too_RB
many_DT
comedies_NNS
today_RB
subscribe_VB
to_IN
the_DT
the_DT
notion_NN
that_CS
a_DT
comedy_NN
need_NN
only_RB
make_VB
you_PP
laugh_VB
._.
you_PP
watch_VB
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
laugh_NN
a_DT
lot_NN
,_,
leave_VB
the_DT
theatre_NN
and_CC
take_VB
nothing_PN
with_IN
you_PP
._.
matinee_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
like_IN
that_DT
._.
i_PP
left_VBD
the_DT
picture_NN
thinking_NN
about_IN
what_WDT
i_PP
would_MD
do_DO
faced_VBD
with_IN
the_DT
cuban_JJ
missile_NN
crisis_NN
._.
i_PP
found_VBD
myself_PPX
wondering_VBG
what_WDT
would_MD
happen_VB
to_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
but_CC
most_DT
importantly_RB
,_,
i_PP
found_VBD
myself_PPX
caring_VBG
about_IN
what_WDT
would_MD
happen_VB
to_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
._.
the_DT
comedy_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
centers_NNS
around_IN
goodman_NN
,_,
his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
he_PP
brings_VBZ
to_IN
key_JJ
west_NN
._.
i_PP
believe_VB
that_CS
goodman_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
finest_JJS
comedic_JJ
actors_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
business_NN
today_RB
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
highly_RB
expressive_JJ
both_RB
physically_RB
and_CC
vocally_RB
._.
i_PP
felt_VBD
he_PP
at_IN
least_DT
deserved_JJ
an_DT
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
work_NN
in_IN
barton_NP
fink_???
._.
the_DT
other_JJ
characters_NNS
are_BER
often_RB
lost_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
scene_NN
with_IN
him_PP
due_JJ
to_TO
his_PP$
commanding_JJ
nature_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
while_CS
the_DT
star_NN
,_,
goodman_NN
is_BEZ
actually_RB
not_XNOT
at_IN
the_DT
center_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
really_RB
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
the_DT
four_CD
teenagers_NNS
,_,
discovering_VBG
who_WP
they_PP
are_BER
and_CC
what_WDT
they_PP
want_VB
,_,
against_IN
a_DT
background_NN
where_CS
at_IN
any_DT
minute_NN
it_PP
could_MD
all_PDT
end_VB
._.
i_PP
thought_VBD
the_DT
kids_NNS
reaction_NN
were_BED
highly_RB
realistic_JJ
._.
they_PP
tried_VBD
to_IN
block_NN
it_PP
out_RP
,_,
they_PP
tried_VBD
to_IN
escape_NN
from_IN
the_DT
concerns_NNS
of_IN
their_PP$
world_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
it_PP
kept_VBD
creeping_JJ
back_NN
in_IN
,_,
particularly_RB
with_IN
the_DT
fear_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
chaos_NN
of_IN
the_DT
time_NN
._.
while_CS
the_DT
comedy_NN
centered_VBN
on_IN
goodman_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
drama_NN
on_IN
the_DT
teens_NNS
,_,
there_EX
was_BEDZ
a_DT
great_JJ
deal_NN
of_IN
overlap_NN
._.
several_DT
aspects_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
panic_NN
are_BER
shown_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
humorous_JJ
light_NN
._.
one_CD
example_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
scene_NN
where_CS
people_NN
are_BER
fighting_VBG
each_DT
other_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
the_DT
last_OD
cans_NNS
and_CC
boxes_NNS
of_IN
food_NN
in_IN
a_DT
grocery_NN
store_NN
._.
if_CS
you_PP
think_VB
about_IN
it_PP
the_DT
threat_NN
of_IN
nuclear_JJ
annihilation_NN
seems_VBZ
hardly_RB
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
backdrop_NN
for_IN
a_DT
comedy_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
works_VBZ
here_RB
._.
another_DT
reason_NN
i_PP
like_VB
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
i_PP
like_VB
b-_???
science_NN
fiction_NN
movies_NNS
._.
one_CD
of_IN
my_PP$
favorite_JJ
films_NNS
to_IN
go_NN
watch_NN
is_BEZ
plan_NN
9_CD
from_IN
outer_JJ
space_NN
._.
(_)
note_NN
i_NN
did_DOD
not_XNOT
say_VB
it_PP
was_BEDZ
one_CD
of_IN
my_PP$
favorite_JJ
movies_NNS
,_,
but_CC
one_CD
of_IN
my_PP$
favorite_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
._.
)_)
while_CS
mant_???
!_!
never_RB
got_VBD
made_VBN
,_,
many_DT
films_NNS
like_IN
it_PP
were_BED
,_,
and_CC
mant_???
!_!
serves_VBZ
mostly_RB
as_IN
dante_NP
's_POS
homage_NN
to_IN
the_DT
b-films_NNS
he_PP
loves_VBZ
._.
so_RB
again_RB
i_PP
would_MD
like_VB
to_IN
recommend_VB
matinee_NN
to_IN
anybody_PN
looking_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
,_,
humorous_JJ
story_NN
._.
this_DT
isn't_BEZ
a_DT
gag_NN
film_NN
like_IN
many_DT
other_JJ
comedies_NNS
but_CC
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
,_,
well-thought_JJ
out_RP
,_,
film_NN
about_IN
real_JJ
people_NN
with_IN
real_JJ
problems_NNS
told_VBD
in_IN
an_DT
often_RB
hilarious_JJ
way_NN
._.
enjoy_VB
!_!
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