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"_"
crazy_NN
/_SYM
beautiful_JJ
"_"
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,_,
damned-if-you-don't_???
syndrome_NN
._.
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,_,
cookie-cutter_NN
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,_,
the_DT
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its_PP$
love_NN
story_NN
._.
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,_,
early_JJ
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an_DT
overblown_JJ
"_"
afterschool_NN
special_JJ
._.
"_"
even_RB
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,_,
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trade_NN
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blasted_VBN
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young_JJ
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,_,
the_DT
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the_DT
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john_NP
stockwell_NP
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re-shoot_NP
scenes_NNS
and_CC
cut_VB
footage_NN
to_IN
"_"
tone_NN
things_NNS
down_IN
._.
"_"
needless_JJ
to_IN
say_NN
,_,
the_DT
filmmaker_NN
was_BEDZ
frustrated_VBN
._.
"_"
we_PP
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trying_VBG
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make_NN
a_DT
cautionary_JJ
tale_NN
,_,
"_"
he_PP
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newsweek_NN
,_,
"_"
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we_PP
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caution_NN
people_NN
away_RB
from_IN
._.
"_"
regardless_RB
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
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,_,
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its_PP$
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script_NN
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transcend_NN
stereotypes_NNS
._.
"_"
crazy_JJ
/_SYM
beautiful_JJ
"_"
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quality_NN
fare_NN
,_,
good_JJ
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crap_NN
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and_CC
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the_DT
print_NN
for_IN
"_"
failure_NN
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and_CC
poop_???
jokes_NNS
._.
"_"
set_NN
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pacific_NP
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,_,
calif_???
._.
,_,
the_DT
story_NN
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two_CD
teens_NNS
._.
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morning_NN
and_CC
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,_,
carlos_NP
nunez_NP
(_(
jay_NP
hernandez_NP
)_)
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._.
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,_,
carlos_NP
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,_,
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._.
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nicole_NN
oakley_NP
(_(
kirsten_NP
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)_(
,_,
the_DT
daughter_NN
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a_DT
rich_JJ
congressman_NN
(_(
bruce_NP
davison_NP
)_)
._.
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hell-bent_JJ
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self-destruction_JJ
._.
carlos_NP
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danger_NN
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her_PP$
,_,
but_CC
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the_DT
greatest_JJS
smile_NN
._.
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,_,
as_CS
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,_,
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her_PP$
downward_JJ
spiral_NN
._.
as_CS
with_IN
"_"
save_VB
the_DT
last_OD
dance_NN
,_,
"_"
"_"
crazy_JJ
/_SYM
beautiful_JJ
"_"
(_)
god_NP
,_,
how_WRB
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lower-case_NN
titles_NNS
)_)
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stale_JJ
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paper_NN
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seem_VB
fresh_JJ
._.
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racial_JJ
and_CC
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the_DT
kids_NNS
,_,
the_DT
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most_DT
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the_DT
clich_NP
?_?
s_NN
(_(
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still_RB
several_DT
mtv_???
moments_NNS
,_,
though_CS
)_(
._.
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
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a_DT
point_NN
to_IN
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crucial_JJ
extra_JJ
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stereotypes_NNS
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the_DT
actors_NNS
take_VB
it_PP
from_IN
there_RB
._.
cute-as-a-button_NP
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the_DT
viewer_NN
to_IN
share_NN
the_DT
pain_NN
beneath_IN
nicole_NN
's_POS
behavior_JJ
._.
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dad_NN
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carlos_NP
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her_PP$
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she_PP
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him_PP
down_NN
,_,
i_PP
hoped_VBD
the_DT
boy_NN
would_MD
listen_VB
._.
as_CS
carlos_NP
,_,
hernandez_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
revelation_NN
._.
hunky_JJ
without_IN
looking_VBG
like_IN
the_DT
product_NN
of_IN
a_DT
hollywood_NP
design_NN
team_NN
,_,
the_DT
young_JJ
man_NN
can_MD
really_RB
act_VB
;_;
we_PP
will_MD
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a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
this_DT
guy_NN
in_IN
the_DT
future_NN
._.
aside_RB
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its_PP$
title_NN
,_,
the_DT
biggest_JJS
problem_NN
with_IN
"_"
crazy_JJ
/_SYM
beautiful_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
its_PP$
ending_NN
,_,
which_WDT
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everything_PN
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and_CC
too_RB
tidy_JJ
._.
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carefully_RB
presenting_VBG
credible_JJ
characters_NNS
and_CC
situations_NNS
,_,
the_DT
conclusion_NN
feels_VBZ
rushed_VBN
and_CC
lazy_JJ
._.
still_RB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
film_NN
that_CS
deserves_VBZ
accolades_NNS
from_IN
critics_NNS
instead_RB
of_IN
cheap_JJ
shots_NNS
._.
"_"
afterschool_NN
special_JJ
"_"
my_PP$
ass_NN
?_?
"_"
crazy_JJ
/_SYM
beautiful_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
real_JJ
deal_NN
._.