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he_PP
has_HVZ
spent_VBN
his_PP$
entire_JJ
life_NN
in_IN
an_DT
awful_JJ
little_JJ
apartment_NN
,_,
raised_VBN
and_CC
cared_VBN
for_IN
and_CC
imprisoned_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
domineering_NN
mother_NN
._.
she_PP
inspires_VBZ
his_PP$
love_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
fear_NN
,_,
and_CC
instills_NNS
in_IN
him_PP
a_DT
similar_JJ
love_NN
and_CC
fear_NN
of_IN
jesus_NP
._.
he_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
rudimentary_JJ
grasp_NN
of_IN
language_NN
,_,
mouthing_VBG
monosyllables_NNS
and_CC
repetitions_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
mother_NN
's_POS
phrases_NNS
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
taught_VBN
that_CS
the_DT
world_NN
outside_IN
is_BEZ
fatally_JJ
poisonous_JJ
;_;
his_PP$
mother_NN
dons_NNS
a_DT
gasmask_NN
whenever_WRB
she_PP
goes_VBZ
out_RP
the_DT
door_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
35-years-old_JJ
in_IN
body_NN
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
child_NN
in_IN
mind_NN
and_CC
spirit_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
premise_NN
for_IN
bad_JJ
boy_NN
bubby_JJ
,_,
a_DT
defiantly_RB
original_JJ
australian_JJ
movie_NN
about_IN
a_DT
man_NN
called_VBN
bubby_JJ
(_(
nicholas_NP
hope_NN
)_)
who_WP
has_HVZ
spent_VBN
his_PP$
entire_JJ
life_NN
in_IN
an_DT
awful_JJ
little_JJ
apartment_NN
,_,
etc_RB
._.
,_,
etc_RB
._.
then_RB
one_CD
day_NN
his_PP$
father_NN
(_(
ralph_NP
cotterill_NP
)_)
appears_VBZ
._.
his_PP$
father_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
shabby_JJ
down-at-heels_NNS
priest_NN
who_WP
appears_VBZ
to_IN
have_HV
permanently_RB
misplaced_VBN
his_PP$
religion_NN
._.
unsurprisingly_RB
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
thrilled_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
way_NN
"_"
his_PP$
"_"
boy_NN
has_HVZ
turned_VBN
out_RP
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
however_RB
,_,
rather_RB
pleased_JJ
at_IN
renewing_VBG
his_PP$
acquaintance_NN
with_IN
the_DT
mother_NN
(_(
claire_NP
benito_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
,_,
more_RBR
to_IN
the_DT
point_NN
,_,
her_PP$
ample_JJ
breasts_NNS
._.
soon_RB
they_PP
are_BER
copulating_VBG
on_IN
the_DT
dingy_JJ
couch_NN
,_,
while_CS
bubby_JJ
crouches_NNS
,_,
confused_JJ
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
next_OD
room_NN
,_,
acutely_RB
aware_JJ
that_CS
the_DT
mother_NN
who_WP
had_HVD
devoted_VBN
all_PDT
her_PP$
attention_NN
to_IN
him_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
new_JJ
interest_NN
._.
bubby_JJ
's_BEZ
relationship_NN
to_IN
the_DT
world_NN
may_MD
be_BE
warped_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
at_IN
least_DT
stable_JJ
._.
the_DT
father_NN
's_POS
arrival_NN
disturbs_NNS
his_PP$
precarious_JJ
balance_NN
,_,
causing_VBG
an_DT
oedipal_JJ
conflict_NN
which_WDT
ends--freud_???
would_MD
be_BE
pleased--in_???
violence_NN
and_CC
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
freedom_NN
._.
bubby_JJ
intuits_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
arrival_NN
that_CS
the_DT
air_NN
outside_IN
is_BEZ
breathable_JJ
:_:
he_PP
leaves_VBZ
the_DT
apartment_NN
,_,
his_PP$
past_NN
,_,
his_PP$
world_NN
,_,
behind_IN
._.
so_RB
far_RB
,_,
so_RB
good_JJ
._.
the_DT
first_OD
thirty_CD
minutes_NNS
or_CC
so_RB
of_IN
bad_JJ
boy_NN
bubby_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
bring_VB
us_PP
to_IN
this_DT
point_NN
,_,
are_BER
quite_RB
brilliant_JJ
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
at_IN
its_PP$
best_JJS
when_CS
its_PP$
stays_NNS
within_IN
the_DT
constraints_NNS
of_IN
bubby_JJ
's_POS
hermetic_NN
two-room_NN
universe_NN
._.
it_PP
follows_VBZ
through_IN
unrelentingly_RB
on_IN
the_DT
implications_NNS
of_IN
its_PP$
premise_NN
:_:
bubby_JJ
is_BEZ
used_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
mother_NN
for_IN
sex_NN
,_,
he_PP
unwittingly_RB
suffocates_VBZ
the_DT
pet_NN
cat_NN
with_IN
cellophane_NP
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
terrifed_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
notion_NN
that_CS
jesus_NP
will_MD
beat_VB
him_PP
senseless_JJ
if_CS
he_PP
sins_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
grim_JJ
and_CC
savage_JJ
and_CC
appalling_JJ
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
strangely_RB
tender--de_???
heer_???
,_,
having_HVG
imagined_VBN
a_DT
life_NN
as_IN
bizarre_JJ
as_CS
bubby_JJ
's_POS
,_,
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
exaggerate_VB
for_IN
comic_NN
or_CC
grotesqe_???
purposes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
simply_RB
empathizes_VBZ
._.
he_PP
observes_VBZ
what_WDT
it_PP
might_MD
be_BE
like_IN
._.
the_DT
intensity_NN
of_IN
these_DT
opening_NN
scenes_NNS
,_,
with_IN
their_PP$
minimalist_NN
mise-en-scene_NN
,_,
immerses_NNS
us_PP
in_CD
a_NN
claustrophobic_JJ
environment_NN
which_WDT
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
decayed_JJ
stratum_NN
of_IN
our_PP$
own_DT
world_NN
,_,
and_CC
owes_VBZ
much_DT
to_IN
david_NP
lynch_NN
's_POS
eraserhead_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
least_RBS
the_DT
ambient_NN
industrial_JJ
white_JJ
noise_NN
of_IN
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
._.
for_IN
thirty_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
maintains_VBZ
the_DT
feel_VB
and_CC
mood_NN
of_IN
a_DT
reality_NN
that_CS
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
seem_VB
far_RB
removed_VBN
from_IN
our_PP$
own_DT
._.
then_RB
de_NP
heer_???
lets_VBZ
bubby_JJ
out_RP
,_,
brings_VBZ
him_PP
into_IN
contact_NN
with_IN
our_PP$
world_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
never_RB
quite_RB
recovers_VBZ
._.
our_PP$
unlikely_JJ
hero_NN
finds_VBZ
himself_PPX
in_IN
port_NN
adelaide_IN
,_,
where_CS
he_PP
wanders_VBZ
the_DT
streets_NNS
and_CC
meets_VBZ
people_NN
,_,
where_CS
he_PP
suffers_VBZ
and_CC
learns_VBZ
and_CC
survives_VBZ
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
seduced_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
young_JJ
woman_NN
from_IN
a_DT
salvation_NN
army_NN
band_NN
(_(
how_WRB
an_DT
anti-social_JJ
half-wit_VB
with_IN
no_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
hygiene_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
get_VB
laid_JJ
mere_JJ
hours_NNS
after_IN
his_PP$
escape_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
question_NN
the_DT
film_NN
encourages_VBZ
,_,
wisely_RB
)_)
;_;
he_PP
is_BEZ
given_VBN
free_JJ
pizza_NN
by_IN
a_DT
sympathetic_JJ
waitress_NN
;_;
he_PP
insults_VBZ
a_DT
traffic_NN
cop_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
punched_VBD
in_CD
the_DT
stomach_NN
;_;
he_PP
shares_VBZ
a_DT
few_DT
beers_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
back_NN
of_IN
a_DT
truck_NN
with_IN
a_DT
rock_NN
group_NN
;_;
he_PP
is_BEZ
imprisoned_VBN
and_CC
raped_VBN
;_;
he_PP
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
translator_NN
for_IN
mentally_RB
handicapped_JJ
people_NN
whose_WP$
speech_NN
is_BEZ
impaired_VBN
beyond_IN
comprehension_NN
;_;
he_PP
is_BEZ
loved_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
motherly_JJ
large-breasted_JJ
nurse_NN
(_(
carmel_NN
johnson_NP
)_)
._.
._.
._.
it_NN
goes_VBZ
on_IN
,_,
by_IN
turns_NNS
inventive_JJ
,_,
silly_JJ
,_,
tasteless_NN
,_,
endearing_JJ
,_,
and_CC
sometimes_RB
all_PDT
of_IN
these_DT
things_NNS
at_IN
once_RB
._.
de_NP
heer_???
never_RB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
sure_JJ
how_WRB
bubby_JJ
should_MD
interface_NN
with_IN
the_DT
real_JJ
world_NN
:_:
the_DT
tone_NN
shifts_NNS
,_,
uneasily_RB
,_,
from_IN
fable_NN
to_IN
realism_NN
to_IN
satire_NN
and_CC
back_NN
again_RB
._.
the_DT
scenes_NNS
which_WDT
try_VB
to_IN
touch_NN
base_NN
with_IN
a_DT
believable_JJ
version_NN
of_IN
reality_NN
are_BER
the_DT
weakest_JJS
;_;
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
best_JJS
understood_JJ
as_CS
a_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
parable_NN
,_,
and_CC
,_,
indeed_RB
,_,
the_DT
religious_JJ
implications_NNS
of_IN
bubby_JJ
's_POS
experiences_NNS
are_BER
foregrounded_VBN
:_:
icons_NNS
of_IN
jesus_NP
on_IN
the_DT
cross_NN
hang_VB
from_IN
the_DT
mother_NN
's_POS
walls_NNS
,_,
bubby_JJ
dons_NNS
a_DT
priest_NN
's_POS
collar_NN
stolen_VBN
from_IN
his_PP$
father_NN
,_,
a_DT
church_NN
organ-playing_VBG
atheist_NN
lectures_NNS
him_PP
on_IN
the_DT
necessity_NN
of_IN
unbelief_NN
,_,
the_DT
woman_NN
who_WP
redeems_NNS
him_PP
is_BEZ
named_VBN
angel_NN
._.
the_DT
manifold_NN
stresses_NNS
of_IN
our_PP$
world_NN
do_DO
not_XNOT
shatter_VB
bubby_JJ
's_BEZ
mind_NN
,_,
do_DO
not_XNOT
fragment_VB
him_PP
into_IN
psychosis_NN
;_;
rather_RB
,_,
the_DT
world_NN
accomodates_NNS
him_PP
,_,
and_CC
heals_NNS
him_PP
._.
although_CS
de_NP
heer_???
's_BEZ
touch_NN
is_BEZ
at_IN
times_NNS
overbearing_VBG
,_,
bubby_JJ
's_POS
salvation_NN
is_BEZ
touching_VBG
;_;
what_WDT
seemd_???
at_IN
first_OD
a_NN
harsh_JJ
lesson_NN
in_IN
the_DT
damaging_JJ
effects_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
social_JJ
construction_NN
of_IN
reality_NN
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
na_TO
?_?
ve_???
humanist_JJ
tale_NN
of_IN
improbable_JJ
hope_NN
._.
a_DT
hapless_NN
rock_NN
group_NN
write_VB
a_DT
song_NN
about_IN
bubby_JJ
and_CC
sing_VB
it_PP
for_IN
him_PP
and_CC
so_RB
give_VB
him_PP
the_DT
gift_NN
of_IN
community_NN
._.
he_PP
returns_VBZ
the_DT
favour_NN
when_CS
he_PP
steps_NNS
on_IN
stage_NN
one_CD
night_NN
and_CC
becomes_VBZ
their_PP$
frontman_NN
,_,
turning_VBG
the_DT
fragmented_JJ
impressions_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
experiences_NNS
into_IN
performance_NN
art_NN
,_,
and_CC
turning_VBG
the_DT
band_NN
into_IN
a_DT
popular_JJ
draw_NN
._.
innocence_NN
triumphs_NNS
._.
bubby_JJ
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
holy_JJ
fool_NN
,_,
an_DT
idiot_NN
savant_NN
,_,
and_CC
graces_NNS
us_PP
with_IN
wisdom_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
strange_JJ
turn_NN
of_IN
events_NNS
,_,
but_CC
by_IN
now_RB
we_PP
shouldn't_???
be_BE
surprised_JJ
,_,
because_CS
bad_JJ
boy_NN
bubby_JJ
ain't_???
like_CS
other_JJ
movies_NNS
._.