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the_DT
long_JJ
and_CC
illustrious_JJ
career_NN
of_IN
robin_NP
williams_NP
,_,
which_WDT
has_HVZ
included_VBN
both_RB
forgettable_JJ
turns_NNS
like_IN
mrs_NN
._.
doubtfire_NP
and_CC
flubber_NP
,_,
was_BEDZ
punctuated_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
actor_NN
's_POS
first_OD
academy_NN
award_NN
in_IN
1998_CD
for_IN
his_PP$
role_NN
in_IN
good_JJ
will_NN
hunting_NN
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
his_PP$
first_OD
truly_RB
dramatic_JJ
role_NN
since_CS
1989_CD
's_NNS
dead_JJ
poets_NNS
society_NN
,_,
and_CC
critical_JJ
remarks_NNS
were_BED
unanimously_RB
positive_JJ
._.
his_PP$
next_OD
role_NN
,_,
that_CS
of_IN
a_DT
deceased_NN
pediatrician_JJ
in_IN
what_WDT
dreams_NNS
may_MD
come_VB
,_,
was_BEDZ
unfortunately_RB
lackluster_NN
._.
and_CC
so_RB
,_,
after_IN
a_DT
six-year_JJ
stint_NN
as_IN
a_DT
comedic_JJ
actor_NN
,_,
the_DT
proof_NN
on_IN
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
williams_NP
can_NN
cut_NN
it_PP
in_IN
the_DT
dramatic_JJ
league_NN
has_HVZ
come_VBN
down_RP
to_IN
patch_NN
adams_NP
._.
williams_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
title_NN
character_NN
,_,
hunter_NN
"_"
patch_NN
"_"
adams_NP
,_,
sporting_JJ
scruffy_JJ
facial_JJ
hair_NN
that_CS
falls_VBZ
between_IN
the_DT
clean-shavenness_NN
of_IN
dreams_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
grotesque_NN
hairiness_NN
of_IN
will_NN
hunting_NN
._.
we're_???
introduced_VBN
to_IN
patch_NN
as_IN
he_PP
commits_NNS
himself_NN
to_IN
a_DT
mental_JJ
institution_NN
because_CS
of_IN
his_PP$
suicidal_JJ
tendancies_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
at_IN
the_DT
institution_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
that_CS
he_PP
discovers_VBZ
a_DT
latent_JJ
talent_NN
for_IN
relating_VBG
to_IN
people_NN
._.
he_PP
removes_VBZ
himself_PPX
from_IN
the_DT
institution_NN
and_CC
enrolls_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
university_NN
of_IN
virginia_NP
's_POS
medical_JJ
college_NN
,_,
where_CS
he_PP
finds_VBZ
that_CS
medical_JJ
doctrine_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
calculating_VBG
,_,
impersonal_JJ
trade_NN
._.
his_PP$
attempts_NNS
to_IN
inject_VB
humanity_NN
into_IN
the_DT
profession_NN
result_NN
in_IN
several_DT
bouts_NNS
with_IN
expulsion_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
movie_NN
climaxes_NNS
with_IN
patch_NN
's_POS
appearance_NN
before_IN
the_DT
state_NN
medical_JJ
board_NN
._.
the_DT
characters_NNS
are_BER
well-defined_JJ
in_IN
an_DT
oscar-worthy_JJ
sense_NN
._.
although_CS
the_DT
script_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
perform_VB
well_RB
as_IN
a_DT
narrative_NN
--_???
there_RB
's_BEZ
little_DT
story_NN
to_IN
be_BE
told_VBD
outside_IN
of_IN
patch_NN
's_POS
skit-length_NN
experiences_NNS
--_???
the_DT
script_NN
does_DOZ
go_VB
a_DT
long_JJ
way_NN
toward_IN
building_NN
the_DT
relationships_NNS
of_IN
characters_NNS
._.
at_IN
medical_JJ
school_NN
,_,
patch_NN
meets_VBZ
up_RP
with_IN
truman_NP
schiff_NP
(_(
daniel_NP
london_NP
)_)
,_,
an_DT
outsider_NN
like_IN
himself_PPX
who_WP
relishes_FW
patch_NN
's_POS
zest_NN
for_IN
humanity_NN
._.
the_DT
two_CD
instantly_RB
become_VB
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
friends_NNS
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
easy_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
why_WRB
._.
monica_NP
potter_NN
plays_VBZ
patch_NN
's_POS
love_NN
interest_NN
,_,
a_DT
young_JJ
woman_NN
who_WP
personifies_NNS
the_DT
things_NNS
that_CS
patch_NN
hates_VBZ
about_IN
medical_JJ
school_NN
._.
for_IN
some_DT
reason_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
attracted_VBN
to_IN
her_PP$
,_,
and_CC
although_CS
it_PP
never_RB
gets_VBZ
said_VBN
,_,
the_DT
audience_NN
understands_VBZ
from_IN
an_DT
intrinsic_JJ
point_NN
of_IN
view_NN
._.
the_DT
script_NN
--_???
based_VBD
on_IN
hunter_NN
adams_NP
'_"
own_DT
story_NN
--_???
works_NN
well_JJ
this_DT
way_NN
._.
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
cast_NN
,_,
bob_NP
gunton_NP
as_IN
the_DT
villain_NN
professor_NN
in_IN
particular_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
solid_JJ
._.
director_NN
tom_NP
shadyac_???
(_(
liar_NN
liar_NN
)_)
leads_VBZ
us_PP
in_IN
and_CC
out_RP
of_IN
patch_NN
's_POS
life_NN
in_IN
a_DT
sound_NN
,_,
intentional_JJ
manner_NN
;_;
combined_JJ
with_IN
williams_NP
'_"
presence_NN
on_IN
screen_NN
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
rarely_RB
becomes_VBZ
boring_JJ
._.
patch_NN
adams_NP
'_"
lack_NN
of_IN
purpose_NN
is_BEZ
its_PP$
major_JJ
shortcoming_NN
,_,
and_CC
for_IN
the_DT
first_OD
ninety_CD
minutes_NNS
out_RP
of_IN
two_CD
hours_NNS
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
little_DT
feeling_NN
of_IN
continuity_NN
or_CC
the_DT
passage_NN
of_IN
time_NN
._.
nevertheless_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
emotionally_RB
moving_VBG
picture_NN
,_,
and_CC
patch_NN
adams_NP
looks_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
more_DT
memorable_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
holiday_NN
season_NN
._.
it_PP
succeeds_VBZ
at_IN
everything_PN
it_PP
tries_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
only_RB
fails_VBZ
at_IN
the_DT
stuff_NN
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
try_VB
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
place_NN
._.
by_IN
and_CC
large_JJ
there_RB
may_MD
be_BE
another_DT
oscar_NN
nomination_NN
herein_RB
for_IN
williams_NP
,_,
but_CC
more_DT
importantly_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
entertainment_NN
for_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
family_NN
._.