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in_IN
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"_"
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her_PP$
part_NN
in_IN
the_DT
murder_NN
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her_PP$
husband_NN
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an_DT
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._.
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choice_NN
between_IN
the_DT
mass_NN
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'happening_VBG
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the_DT
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opt_VB
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the_DT
later_RBR
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written_VBN
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this_DT
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alluring_JJ
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is_BEZ
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match_NN
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the_DT
cinematic_JJ
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of_IN
nicole_NN
kidman_NN
._.
to_IN
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begins_VBZ
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a_DT
town_NN
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new_JJ
hampshire_NP
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the_DT
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intellectually_RB
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suburb_NN
._.
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the_DT
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suzanne_NP
stone_NN
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the_DT
obstacles_NNS
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her_PP$
and_CC
her_PP$
life_NN
long_RB
ambition_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
'on_???
tv_NN
._.
'_"
of_IN
course_NN
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one_CD
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those_DT
little_JJ
obstacles_NNS
turns_VBZ
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to_IN
be_BE
her_PP$
dull_JJ
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husband_NN
larry_NP
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played_VBD
by_IN
matt_NP
dillon_NP
._.
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,_,
with_IN
a_DT
little_JJ
imagination_NN
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some_DT
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raw_JJ
sex_NN
appeal_NN
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a_DT
rather_RB
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to_IN
junior_JJ
achievement_NN
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our_PP$
heroine_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
overcome_JJ
the_DT
nay-sayers_NNS
in_IN
her_PP$
life_NN
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
temporarily_RB
._.
kidman_NN
triumphs_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
trashy_JJ
role_NN
of_IN
suzanne_NP
._.
i_PP
have_HV
never_RB
really_RB
been_BEN
all_RB
that_CS
fond_JJ
of_IN
this_DT
actress_NN
but_CC
she_PP
shows_VBZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
flair_NN
for_IN
comedy_NN
in_IN
this_DT
picture_NN
._.
her_PP
portrayal_NN
of_IN
the_DT
incredibly_RB
shallow_JJ
and_CC
dumb_JJ
femme_NN
fatale_NN
resonates_VBZ
._.
kidman_NN
knows_VBZ
a_DT
star-making_NN
role_NN
when_CS
she_PP
sees_VBZ
it_PP
and_CC
she_PP
plays_VBZ
the_DT
conscience-deprived_JJ
suzanne_NP
as_IN
the_DT
ultimate_JJ
career_NN
driven_VBN
,_,
post-feminist_JJ
uber-temptress_NN
from_IN
hell_NN
._.
she_PP
is_BEZ
ably_RB
abetted_VBN
by_IN
wonderfully_RB
demented_JJ
comic_NN
dialogue_NN
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which_WDT
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delivers_VBZ
in_IN
a_DT
unselfconsciously_RB
funny_JJ
way_NN
._.
at_IN
one_CD
point_NN
suzanne_NP
is_BEZ
expounding_VBG
on_IN
her_PP$
knowledge_NN
of_IN
world_NN
events_NNS
to_IN
her_PP$
future_NN
husband_NN
and_CC
sister-in-law_NN
._.
"_"
you_PP
know_VB
,_,
"_"
she_PP
knowingly_RB
exclaims_VBZ
,_,
"_"
gorbachev_NP
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still_RB
be_BE
the_DT
leader_NN
of_IN
russia_NP
or_CC
whatever_WDT
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if_CS
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just_RB
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that_DT
ugly_JJ
purplish_JJ
thing_NN
removed_VBN
from_IN
his_PP$
head_NN
._.
"_"
her_PP
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beams_NNS
at_IN
suzanne_NP
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of_IN
world_NN
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the_DT
next_OD
barbara_NP
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._.
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close_JJ
to_IN
pop_JJ
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bashing_VBG
heaven_NN
,_,
folks_NNS
._.
the_DT
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standout_NN
performance_NN
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the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
delivered_VBN
by_IN
joaquin_NN
phoenix_NP
._.
he_PP
plays_VBZ
jimmy_NP
,_,
a_DT
burned_JJ
out_RP
teenager_NN
who_NP
becomes_VBZ
addicted_VBN
to_IN
suzanne_NP
's_POS
sexual_JJ
favors_NNS
._.
kidman_NN
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character_NN
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vapid_JJ
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she_PP
is_BEZ
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is_BEZ
a_DT
sort_NN
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suave_JJ
beacon_NN
of_IN
success_NN
to_IN
jimmy_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
lost_JJ
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and_CC
lydia_NP
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winningly_RB
portrayed_VBN
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casey_NP
affleck_NP
and_CC
alison_NP
folland_NP
._.
phoenix_NP
looks_VBZ
like_IN
the_DT
very_RB
embodiment_NN
of_IN
gen-x_???
slackerhood_NN
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envisioned_VBN
by_IN
tabloid_NN
tv_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
)_)
._.
his_PP$
jimmy_NP
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the_DT
dead_JJ
eyes_NNS
and_CC
demeanor_NP
of_IN
a_DT
kid_NN
who_WP
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that_DT
he_PP
ain't_???
going_VBG
anywhere_RB
,_,
ever_RB
._.
phoenix_NP
reacts_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
sexy_JJ
suzanne_NP
with_IN
a_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
obsessed_JJ
amazement_NN
and_CC
he_PP
makes_VBZ
us_PP
believe_VB
that_CS
a_DT
loser_NN
character_NN
like_IN
jimmy_NP
really_RB
would_MD
be_BE
willing_JJ
to_TO
kill_VB
for_IN
someone_PN
like_IN
suzanne_NP
,_,
someone_PN
who_WP
actually_RB
noticed_VBD
him_PP
._.
gus_NP
van_NP
sant_???
(_(
drugstore_CS
cowboy_NN
,_,
my_PP$
own_DT
private_JJ
idaho_???
)_(
direction_NN
is_BEZ
first-rate_JJ
._.
he_PP
keeps_VBZ
the_DT
pacing_VBG
in_IN
this_DT
not-quite-thriller_NN
snapping_VBG
along_IN
._.
van_NP
sant_???
rightly_RB
keeps_VBZ
the_DT
focus_NN
of_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
on_IN
the_DT
amoral_JJ
suzanne_NP
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
stop_VB
to_TO
proselytize_VB
the_DT
audience_NN
about_IN
the_DT
rightness_NN
or_CC
wrongness_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
actions_NNS
._.
van_NP
sant_???
trusts_NNS
his_PP$
material_NN
and_CC
trusts_NNS
his_PP$
audience_NN
to_IN
'get_???
it_NN
'_"
without_IN
stopping_VBG
to_IN
explain_VB
what_WDT
is_BEZ
funny_JJ
about_IN
this_DT
all-american_JJ
story_NN
._.
the_DT
screenplay_NN
,_,
by_IN
buck_NN
henry_NP
,_,
is_BEZ
absolutely_RB
great_JJ
and_CC
includes_VBZ
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
bleakly_JJ
comic_NN
lines_NNS
i've_???
heard_VBD
since_IN
heathers_NNS
._.
henry_NP
's_POS
story_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
blast_NN
against_IN
the_DT
shallowness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
american_JJ
media_NN
and_CC
the_DT
mindlessness_NN
of_IN
fame_NN
,_,
yet_RB
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screenplay_NN
delivers_VBZ
this_DT
sharp_JJ
message_NN
by_IN
focusing_VBG
on_IN
just_RB
a_DT
few_DT
characters_NNS
._.
henry_NP
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manages_VBZ
to_IN
avoid_VB
diluting_IN
his_PP$
story_NN
by_IN
aiming_VBG
at_IN
too_RB
many_DT
targets_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
result_NN
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a_DT
crisp_NN
and_CC
funny_JJ
mini-classic_JJ
._.
danny_NP
elfman_NN
did_DOD
the_DT
original_JJ
music_NN
for_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
and_CC
he_PP
delivers_VBZ
another_DT
eccentric_JJ
,_,
loopy_NN
score_NN
that_CS
strongly_RB
echoes_NNS
his_PP$
themes_NNS
for_IN
edward_NP
scissorhands_NNS
._.
either_RB
film_NN
score_NN
would_MD
make_VB
wonderful_JJ
background_NN
music_NN
for_IN
halloween_IN
trick-or-treat_NN
parties_NNS
._.
all-in-all_NN
,_,
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
production_NN
,_,
well_RB
worth_IN
your_PP$
seven_CD
bucks_NNS
!_!
to_IN
die_FW
for_IN
:_:
a_DT
columbia_NP
pictures_NNS
release_NN
directed_VBN
by_IN
gus_NP
van_NP
sant_???
._.
written_JJ
by_IN
buck_NN
henry_NP
score_NN
by_IN
danny_NP
elfman_NN
starring_NN
nicole_NN
kidman_NN
,_,
matt_NP
dillon_NP
,_,
joachin_IN
phoenix_NP
based_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
book_NN
by_IN
joyce_NP
maynard_NP
._.
rated_VBN
r_NN
-_-
for_IN
language_NN
and_CC
mature_JJ
themes_NNS
._.
(_(
respect_VB
the_DT
r_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
for_IN
under_RB
14_CD
's_POS
)_)
rating_NN
-----_???
stars_NNS
._.
go_VB
see_VB
it_PP
._.
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