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meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
(_(
reviewed_VBN
on_IN
nov_NP
._.
98_CD
/_SYM
98_CD
)_)
starring_VBG
brad_NP
pitt_NP
,_,
anthony_NP
hopkins_NP
,_,
claire_NP
forlani_NP
in_IN
"_"
meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
"_"
,_,
brad_NP
pitt_NP
plays_VBZ
death_NN
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
all_RB
that_DT
really_RB
needs_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
said_JJ
,_,
but_CC
nevertheless_RB
,_,
i_PP
will_MD
provide_VB
the_DT
three_CD
of_IN
you_PP
that_CS
have_HV
seemingly_RB
been_BEN
living_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
cave_NN
with_IN
a_DT
plot_NN
description_NN
._.
death_NN
decides_VBZ
to_IN
take_VB
a_NP
holiday_NN
,_,
what_WDT
with_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
rigors_NNS
of_IN
soul-collecting_VBG
and_CC
all_PDT
,_,
and_CC
forces_NNS
anthony_NP
hopkins_NP
into_IN
showing_VBG
him_PP
what_WDT
it_PP
's_BEZ
like_IN
to_IN
be_BE
human_JJ
._.
death_NN
assumes_VBZ
the_DT
body_NN
of_IN
brad_NP
pitt_NP
,_,
and_CC
from_IN
there_RB
,_,
much_DT
trouble_NN
ensues_VBZ
._.
for_IN
one_CD
thing_NN
,_,
death-as-pitt_NP
falls_VBZ
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
hopkins_NP
daughter_NN
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
claire_NP
forlani_NP
._.
obviously_RB
this_DT
enrages_NNS
hopkins_NP
,_,
because_CS
really_RB
,_,
what_WDT
can_MD
death_NN
offer_VB
?_?
besides_RB
eternal_JJ
damnation_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
also_RB
a_DT
sub-plot_NN
about_IN
forlani_NP
's_POS
ex-boyfriend_NN
(_(
she_PP
dumps_NNS
him_PP
for_CS
pitt_NP
)_)
trying_VBG
to_IN
take_VB
over_IN
hopkins_NP
company_NN
._.
"_"
meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
"_"
runs_NNS
just_RB
under_IN
three_CD
hours_NNS
._.
i've_???
always_RB
thought_VBN
that_CS
such_DT
obscene_JJ
running_NN
times_NNS
should_MD
be_BE
limited_VBN
to_IN
historical_JJ
epics_NNS
._.
"_"
meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
neither_RB
historical_JJ
nor_CC
is_BEZ
it_PP
an_DT
epic_NN
,_,
though_CS
i_PP
get_VB
the_DT
feeling_NN
martin_NP
brest_NN
(_(
the_DT
director_NN
)_)
desperately_RB
wants_VBZ
it_PP
to_TO
be_BE
._.
every_DT
single_JJ
scene_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
goes_VBZ
on_IN
about_RB
3-4_CD
minutes_NNS
too_RB
long_JJ
._.
and_CC
the_DT
ending_NN
takes_VBZ
about_IN
20_CD
minutes_NNS
longer_RBR
than_CS
it_PP
really_RB
should_MD
._.
a_DT
severe_JJ
editing_NN
job_NN
could_MD
have_HV
made_VBN
this_DT
movie_NN
excellent_JJ
,_,
instead_RB
of_IN
just_RB
good_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
what_WDT
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
pitt_NP
,_,
an_DT
actor_NN
i_PP
normally_RB
loathe_VB
,_,
is_BEZ
actually_RB
quite_RB
engaging_VBG
as_IN
death_NN
._.
i_PP
believed_VBD
his_PP$
performance_NN
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
could_MD
see_VB
why_WRB
forlani_NP
's_POS
character_NN
would_MD
fall_VB
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
him_PP
._.
i_PP
have_HV
to_TO
agree_VB
with_IN
roger_NP
ebert_NP
,_,
though_CS
,_,
who_WP
found_VBD
it_PP
hard_JJ
to_TO
believe_VB
that_DT
an_DT
entity_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
been_BEN
around_IN
for_CS
all_RB
time_NN
wouldn't_MD
know_VB
what_WDT
peanut_NN
butter_NN
was_BEDZ
._.
that_CS
has_HVZ
nothing_PN
to_TO
do_DO
with_IN
pitt_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
little_JJ
distracting_VBG
._.
hopkins_NP
gives_VBZ
his_PP$
usual_JJ
excellent_JJ
performance_NN
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
portray_VB
the_DT
angst_NN
of_IN
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
knows_VBZ
he_PP
has_HVZ
very_RB
little_JJ
time_NN
left_VBD
,_,
without_IN
making_VBG
him_PP
an_DT
obnoxious_JJ
whiner_NN
._.
and_CC
in_IN
her_PP$
first_OD
major_JJ
studio_NN
role_NN
,_,
claire_NP
forlani_NP
is_BEZ
surprisingly_RB
good_JJ
._.
she_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
sweet_JJ
tenderness_NN
that_CS
allows_VBZ
the_DT
audience_NN
to_IN
instantly_RB
root_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
._.
so_RB
,_,
"_"
meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
movie_NN
hampered_VBN
by_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
ridiculous_JJ
running_NN
time_NN
._.
had_HVD
the_DT
film_NN
been_BEN
cut_VBN
by_IN
an_DT
hour_NN
or_CC
so_RB
,_,
i_PP
have_HV
no_DT
doubt_NN
that_CS
i_PP
would_MD
be_BE
calling_VBG
it_PP
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
movies_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
in_IN
this_DT
review_NN
._.