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while_CS
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._.
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._.
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like_IN
"_"
serpico_NP
"_"
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president_NN
of_IN
the_DT
rushmore_IN
beekeepers_NNS
)_)
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a_DT
result_NN
._.
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rosemary_NP
cross_NN
(_(
olivia_NP
williams_NP
)_)
and_CC
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help_NN
of_IN
millionaire_NN
acquaintance_NN
herman_NN
blume_NN
(_(
the_DT
great_JJ
bill_NN
murray_NP
)_)
to_IN
build_NN
an_DT
aquarium_NN
(_(
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rushmore_WRB
's_HVZ
baseball_NN
field_NN
)_)
in_IN
her_PP$
honour_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
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everyone_PN
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woo_VB
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._.
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seen_VBN
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the_DT
90s_CD
,_,
and_CC
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him_PP
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the_DT
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his_PP$
age_NN
._.
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pointed_VBN
out_RP
,_,
he_PP
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a_DT
young_JJ
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i_PP
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reminded_VBN
more_DT
of_IN
paul_NP
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"_"
the_DT
wonder_NN
years_NNS
"_"
,_,
from_IN
a_DT
visual_JJ
standpoint_NN
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
)_)
._.
hopefully_RB
,_,
if_CS
he_PP
avoids_VBZ
typecasting_VBG
as_IN
weird_JJ
,_,
quirky_JJ
loner-types_NNS
he_PP
should_MD
earn_VB
himself_PPX
a_DT
good_JJ
career_NN
._.
bill_NN
murray_NP
is_BEZ
his_PP$
equal_JJ
as_IN
blume_NN
,_,
displaying_VBG
a_DT
depth_NN
we_PP
haven't_HV
yet_RB
seen_VBN
from_IN
him_PP
._.
while_CS
this_DT
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his_PP$
best_JJS
performance_NN
(_(
that_CS
honour_NN
goes_VBZ
to_IN
groundhog_NN
day_NN
)_)
he_PP
is_BEZ
still_RB
terrific_JJ
here_RB
._.
williams_NP
isn't_BEZ
given_VBN
much_DT
to_IN
do_DO
except_IN
react_VB
to_IN
schwartzman_NN
and_CC
murray_NP
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
does_DOZ
fine_JJ
work_NN
._.
rushmore_WRB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
go_NN
just_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
too_RB
long_JJ
but_CC
,_,
while_CS
it_PP
isn't_BEZ
a_DT
perfect_JJ
film_NN
,_,
it_PP
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a_DT
definate_JJ
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anyone_PN
who_WP
wants_VBZ
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see_NN
that_CS
rarity_NN
,_,
an_DT
american_JJ
coming-of-age_NN
film_NN
that_CS
actually_RB
works_NN
well_RB
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an_DT
excessive_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
sentimentality_NN
._.
anderson_NP
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created_VBN
a_DT
modern_JJ
classic_JJ
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a_DT
star_NN
who_WP
should_MD
,_,
with_IN
any_DT
luck_NN
,_,
rise_NN
to_IN
even_RB
greater_JJR
success_NN
._.