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"_"
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._.
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talk_VB
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$_???
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the_DT
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company_NN
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his_PP$
companion_NN
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business_NN
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get-togethers_NNS
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kiss_NN
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unwanted_JJ
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her_PP$
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third_OD
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truly_RB
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._.
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"_"
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la_NP
"_"
cinderella_NP
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high-iq_???
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that_DT
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)_)
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few_DT
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mind_NN
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)_(
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the_DT
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two_CD
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two_CD
people_NN
only_RB
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they_PP
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richard_NP
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julia_NP
roberts_NP
._.
playing_VBG
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'80s_???
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such_DT
pictures_NNS
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"_"
american_JJ
gigolo_???
"_"
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"_"
an_DT
officer_NN
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gentleman_NN
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"_"
gere_???
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play_NN
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roberts_NP
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._.
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"_"
mistic_JJ
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"_"
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1989_CD
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"_"
steel_NN
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"_"
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written_VBN
vivian_JJ
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screenwriter_NN
j_NN
._.
f_NN
._.
lawton_NP
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cared_VBN
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his_PP$
central_JJ
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do_DO
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a_DT
thing_NN
._.
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"_"
pretty_JJ
woman_NN
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"_"
roberts_NP
,_,
along_IN
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meg_NP
ryan_NP
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romantic_JJ
comedies_NNS
(_(
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latest_JJS
being_NN
the_DT
just-released_JJ
"_"
runaway_JJ
bride_NN
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
repairs_VBZ
gere_???
and_CC
roberts_NP
together_RB
once_RB
again_RB
)_)
,_,
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no_DT
wonder_NN
._.
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proven_VBN
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not_XNOT
only_RB
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actress_NN
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a_DT
flare_NN
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comedy_NN
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almost_RB
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film_NN
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it_PP
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fall_VB
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love_NN
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male_JJ
co-star_NN
._.
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place_NN
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his_PP$
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vivian_JJ
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a_DT
prostitute_NN
,_,
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he_PP
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approaches_VBZ
her_PP$
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sexual_JJ
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._.
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posing_VBG
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a_DT
more_DT
professional_JJ
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eloquent_JJ
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lady_NN
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such_DT
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way_NN
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question_VB
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her_PP
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leading_JJ
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she_PP
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this_DT
particular_JJ
path_NN
._.
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the_DT
more_DT
dreamy_JJ
side_NN
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film_NN
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filled_VBN
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romantic_JJ
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effervescent_JJ
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behold_VB
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especially_RB
one_CD
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which_WDT
edward_NP
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the_DT
hotel_NN
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lounge_NN
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see_VB
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turn_NN
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reveal_VB
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marvelous_JJ
cocktail_NN
dress_NN
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also_RB
her_PP
inner_JJ
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)_)
glowing_JJ
beauty_NN
._.
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vivian_JJ
lovingly_RB
blowing_VBG
a_DT
kiss_NN
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edward_NP
,_,
who_WP
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asleep_JJ
,_,
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placing_VBG
it_PP
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his_PP$
lips_NNS
,_,
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unsure_JJ
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getting_VBG
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this_DT
man_NN
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out_RP
of_IN
her_PP$
life_NN
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a_DT
short_JJ
couple_NN
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days_NNS
._.
"_"
pretty_RB
woman_NN
"_"
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step_VB
wrong_JJ
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the_DT
very_RB
last_OD
scene_NN
,_,
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happy_JJ
ending_NN
(_(
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you'd_???
expect_VB
,_,
and_CC
wouldn't_MD
have_HV
it_PP
any_DT
other_JJ
way_NN
)_)
that_CS
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not_XNOT
work_VB
,_,
perhaps_RB
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its_PP$
undeniable_JJ
contrivances_NNS
._.
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misstep_NN
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not_XNOT
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a_DT
damper_JJR
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the_DT
rest_NN
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the_DT
film_NN
,_,
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too_RB
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magic_NN
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work_NN
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disaffirm_JJ
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a_DT
petty_JJ
problem_NN
._.
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a_DT
warm_JJ
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memorable_JJ
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laura_NN
san_NP
giacomo_NP
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friend_NN
and_CC
roommate_JJ
,_,
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a_DT
fabulously_RB
catchy_JJ
soundtrack_NN
,_,
in_IN
which_WDT
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
songs_NNS
prominently_RB
aid_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
overall_JJ
fulfillment_NN
,_,
"_"
pretty_JJ
woman_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
sparkler_NN
of_IN
a_DT
motion_NN
picture_NN
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
what_WDT
it_NN
takes_VBZ
to_IN
act_NN
as_IN
a_DT
blueprint_NN
on_IN
how_WRB
to_TO
make_VB
the_DT
quintessential_JJ
romantic_JJ
comedy_NN
._.
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