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the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
(_(
paramount_JJ
pictures_NNS
)_)
running_VBG
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:_:
42_CD
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42_CD
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the_DT
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._.
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the_DT
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,_,
the_DT
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truman_NP
burbank_NP
(_(
carrey_NP
)_)
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the_DT
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seahaven_JJ
._.
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,_,
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,_,
because_CS
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christoff_NN
(_(
harris_NP
)_)
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the_DT
truman_NP
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,_,
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the_DT
hero_NN
of_IN
._.
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,_,
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the_DT
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,_,
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a_DT
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._.
the_DT
film_NN
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the_DT
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one_CD
step_NN
too_RB
far_RB
._.
._.
._.
with_IN
an_DT
idea_NN
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,_,
it_PP
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the_DT
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to_IN
the_DT
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denominator_NN
._.
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,_,
the_DT
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appeal_VB
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all_PDT
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,_,
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a_DT
dumb_JJ
carrey_NN
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._.
talking_VBG
of_IN
carrey_NP
,_,
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,_,
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his_PP$
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._.
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re-inforced_JJ
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ipkiss_NP
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the_DT
mask_NN
(_(
1994_CD
)_)
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carrey_NP
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._.
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ace_NN
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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._.
ed_NN
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christoff_NN
,_,
the_DT
megalomaniac_NN
creator_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
._.
quiet_JJ
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,_,
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image_NN
into_IN
the_DT
viewer_NN
._.
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,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
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the_DT
film_NN
,_,
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the_DT
first_OD
hour_NN
dosen't_???
appear_VB
at_IN
all_PDT
!_!
also_RB
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natascha_???
mcelhone_CD
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sylvia_NP
._.
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role_NN
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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town_NN
of_IN
seahaven_JJ
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perfect_JJ
,_,
so_RB
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it_PP
's_BEZ
creepy_JJ
._.
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philip_NP
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soundtrack_NN
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,_,
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used_VBN
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the_DT
film_NN
._.
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,_,
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._.
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card_NN
._.
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,_,
about_IN
half_NN
an_DT
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into_IN
film_NN
the_DT
pace_NN
really_RB
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,_,
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christoff_NN
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introduced_VBN
fully_RB
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
a_DT
roll_NN
._.
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,_,
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,_,
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
practically_RB
over_IN
when_CS
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
in_IN
full_JJ
steam_NN
._.
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,_,
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the_DT
ending_NN
,_,
it_PP
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slightly_RB
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ambiguous_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
disappointing_JJ
._.
the_DT
screenwriter_NN
,_,
andrew_NP
niccol_NN
,_,
who_WP
bought_VBD
us_PP
gattaca_NP
(_(
1997_CD
)_)
delivers_VBZ
an_DT
entertaining_JJ
script_NN
,_,
and_CC
manages_VBZ
to_TO
keep_VB
the_DT
plot_NN
in_IN
trim_JJ
._.
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christoff_NN
's_BEZ
plans_NNS
to_IN
keep_NN
truman_NP
in_IN
do_DO
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silly_JJ
,_,
they_PP
never_RB
go_VB
over_IN
the_DT
line_NN
,_,
which_WDT
would_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
easy_JJ
for_IN
niccol_NN
to_IN
do_DO
._.
also_RB
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
some_DT
funny_JJ
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involving_VBG
product_NN
placement_NN
and_CC
the_DT
people_NN
who_WP
watch_VB
the_DT
show_NN
._.
overall_JJ
,_,
the_DT
truman_NP
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is_BEZ
excellent_JJ
entertainment_NN
._.
certainly_RB
different_JJ
from_IN
the_DT
usual_JJ
crap_NN
hollywood_NP
produces_VBZ
,_,
it_PP
should_MD
be_BE
viewed_VBN
by_IN
everyone_PN
._.
it_PP
offers_VBZ
something_PN
to_IN
every_DT
member_NN
of_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
,_,
and_CC
you_PP
would_MD
almost_RB
certainly_RB
not_XNOT
come_VB
out_RP
disappointed_JJ
._.
overall_JJ
rating_NN
=_SYM
review_NN
by_IN
david_NP
wilcock_NP
?_?
1998_CD
"_"
you_PP
know_VB
,_,
for_IN
kids_NNS
"_"
-_-
norville_NP
barnes_NP
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