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'the_???
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,_,
'_"
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._.
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,_,
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'_"
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(_(
de_NP
niro_???
._.
)_)
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(_(
kudrow_NP
)_)
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
of_IN
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._.
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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'90_???
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wiseguy_???
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._.
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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'_"
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to_IN
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,_,
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from_IN
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._.
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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,_,
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(_(
joe_NP
viterelli_NN
._.
)_)
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,_,
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._.
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for_IN
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,_,
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in_IN
._.
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of_IN
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gangster_NN
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,_,
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of_IN
the_DT
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._.
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to_IN
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._.
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:_:
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
this_DT
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,_,
so_RB
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will_MD
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know_VB
._.
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ramis_NP
,_,
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,_,
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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script_NN
,_,
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tolan_NP
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,_,
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,_,
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serious_JJ
territory_NN
._.
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,_,
however_RB
,_,
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into_IN
a_DT
rather_RB
rushed_VBN
and_CC
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ending_NN
and_CC
the_DT
credits_NNS
roll_VB
._.
analyze_???
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
comedy_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
worth_IN
watching_VBG
._.
robert_NP
de_NP
niro_???
sobbing_VBG
is_BEZ
reason_NN
enough_RB
to_IN
watch_NN
it_PP
,_,
even_RB
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it_PP
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seem_VB
forced_JJ
,_,
or_CC
like_IN
a_DT
parody_JJ
(_(
although_CS
i_PP
think_VB
this_DT
was_BEDZ
intentional_JJ
._.
)_)
crystal_NN
is_BEZ
his_PP$
most_RBS
likeable_JJ
in_IN
years_NNS
,_,
kudrow_RB
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screen_NN
time_NN
as_IN
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,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
thing_NN
,_,
and_CC
de_NP
niro_???
is_BEZ
just_JJ
awesome_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
no_DT
goodfellas_NP
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
probably_RB
won't_MD
be_BE
remembered_VBN
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
groundhog_NN
day_NN
,_,
but_CC
analyze_???
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
well_RB
done_DON
comedy_NN
that_CS
won't_MD
leave_VB
you_PP
feel_VB
cheated_VBN
._.
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