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no_DT
film_NN
in_IN
recent_JJ
has_HVZ
left_VBN
me_PP
with_IN
such_DT
conflicted_VBN
feelings_NNS
as_IN
neil_NP
jordan_NP
's_POS
harrowing_NN
,_,
humorous_JJ
,_,
horrifying_JJ
adaptation_NN
of_IN
patrick_NP
mccabe_NP
's_POS
novel_NN
about_IN
young_JJ
lad_NN
francie_NP
brady_NP
's_POS
(_(
eamonn_???
owens_NP
)_)
descent_NN
into_IN
madness_NN
in_IN
1960s_CD
ireland_NP
._.
on_IN
one_CD
hand_NN
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
difficult_JJ
for_IN
me_PP
to_IN
become_VBN
invested_VBN
in_IN
francie_NP
's_POS
story_NN
because_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
such_DT
an_DT
unsavory_NN
character_NN
,_,
unjustifyably_RB
venting_NN
his_PP$
rage_NN
at_IN
his_PP$
nosy_JJ
but_CC
otherwise_RB
harmless_JJ
neighbor_NP
mrs_NN
._.
nugent_NN
(_(
fiona_NP
shaw_NP
)_)
._.
on_IN
another_DT
hand_NN
,_,
i_PP
found_VBD
it_PP
difficult_JJ
to_TO
laugh_VB
at_IN
some_DT
of_IN
francie_NP
's_POS
darkly_RB
comic_JJ
shenanigans_NNS
because_CS
he_PP
obviously_RB
is_BEZ
such_DT
a_DT
sick_JJ
,_,
needy_JJ
child_NN
,_,
having_HVG
been_BEN
raised_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
drunken_JJ
father_NN
(_(
stephen_NP
rea_???
)_(
and_CC
a_DT
suicidal_JJ
mother_NN
(_(
aisling_NN
o'sullivan_NP
)_)
._.
on_IN
yet_RB
another_DT
hand_NN
,_,
i_PP
also_RB
found_VBD
it_PP
difficult_JJ
to_TO
completely_RB
sympathize_VB
with_IN
francie_NP
during_IN
his_PP$
more_DT
emotional_JJ
scenes_NNS
because_CS
some_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
,_,
for_IN
lack_NN
of_IN
a_DT
better_JJR
word_NN
,_,
"_"
bad_JJ
"_"
deeds_NNS
are_BER
so_RB
incredibly_RB
shocking_JJ
in_IN
their_PP$
brutality_NN
and_CC
the_DT
malicious_JJ
glee_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
performs_VBZ
them_PP
._.
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
butcher_NN
boy_NN
's_POS
power_NN
is_BEZ
undeniable_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
as_IN
a_DT
whole_JJ
is_BEZ
unforgettable--perhaps_RB
because_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
so_RB
disturbing_JJ
._.
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
it_PP
so_RB
unsettling_VBG
is_BEZ
the_DT
francie_NP
's_POS
overall_JJ
wink-wink_JJ
yet_RB
matter-of-fact_JJ
attitude_NN
about_IN
everything_PN
,_,
expressed_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
cheeky_JJ
voiceover_NN
narration_NP
delivered_VBD
by_IN
the_DT
adult_NN
francie_NP
(_(
rea_???
again_RB
)_(
._.
think_NN
heavenly_JJ
creatures_NNS
played_VBD
largely_RB
for_IN
laughs_NNS
,_,
and_CC
you'll_???
sort_NN
of_IN
understand_VB
._.
anchoring_NN
the_DT
whole_JJ
film_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
astonishing_JJ
debut_NN
performance_NN
of_IN
owens_NP
;_;
love_NN
francie_NP
or_CC
hate_VB
him_PP
,_,
you_PP
cannot_NN
take_VB
your_PP$
eyes_NNS
off_IN
of_IN
owens_NP
._.
the_DT
butcher_NN
boy_NN
truly_RB
is_BEZ
a_DT
twisted_JJ
,_,
unusual_JJ
film_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
bound_VBN
to_IN
make_VB
just_RB
about_IN
anyone_PN
uncomfortable_JJ
._.
in_IN
the_DT
lobby_NN
after_IN
the_DT
screening_NN
,_,
i_PP
overheard_VBD
one_CD
man_NN
raving_VBG
about_IN
how_WRB
great_JJ
yet_RB
disturbing_JJ
it_PP
was_BEDZ
;_;
i_PP
also_RB
heard_VBD
one_CD
particularly_RB
offended_VBN
woman_NN
say_VB
with_IN
disgust_NN
,_,
"_"
that_CS
movie_NN
was_BEDZ
so_RB
unfunny_JJ
!_!
"_"
"_"
i_PP
didn't_DOD
know_VB
what_WDT
to_TO
expect_VB
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
like_IN
something_PN
you_PP
chase_VB
for_IN
so_RB
long_JJ
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
you_PP
don't_DO
know_VB
how_WRB
to_TO
react_VB
when_CS
you_PP
get_VB
it_PP
._.
i_PP
still_RB
don't_DO
know_VB
how_WRB
to_TO
react_VB
._.
"_"
--michael_NP
jordan_NP
,_,
on_IN
winning_VBG
his_PP$
first_OD
nba_???
championship_NN
in_IN
1991_CD
._.
._.
._.
or_CC
,_,
my_PP$
thoughts_NNS
after_IN
meeting_NN
him_PP
on_IN
november_NP
1997_CD
,_,
1997_CD