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as_CS
feel-good_NN
formulaic_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
may_MD
be_BE
in_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
way_NN
,_,
shall_MD
we_PP
dance_VB
?_?
also_RB
demonstrates_VBZ
a_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
charming_JJ
restraint_NN
you_PP
don't_DO
often_RB
find_VB
in_IN
american_JJ
films_NNS
._.
this_DT
japanese_JJ
import_NN
tells_VBZ
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
a_DT
middle-aged_JJ
accountant_NN
named_VBN
sugiyama_NP
(_(
koji_???
yakusho_???
)_(
whose_WP$
mundane_JJ
life_NN
is_BEZ
shaken_VBN
up_RP
one_CD
night_NN
when_CS
he_PP
spots_VBZ
beautiful_JJ
mai_NP
kishikawa_NP
(_(
tamiyo_???
kusakari_NN
)_(
in_IN
the_DT
window_NN
of_IN
a_DT
dance_NN
school_NN
._.
intrigued_VBN
by_IN
her_PP$
melancholy_NN
demeanor_NP
(_(
and_CC
slightly_RB
infatuated_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
)_(
,_,
sugiyama_NN
signs_NNS
up_RP
for_IN
weekly_JJ
classes_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
school_NN
--_???
and_CC
,_,
much_RB
to_IN
his_PP$
amazement_NN
,_,
ends_NNS
up_RP
as_IN
attracted_JJ
to_IN
dancing_NN
itself_PPX
as_IN
to_TO
his_PP$
young_JJ
sensei_NP
._.
meanwhile_RB
,_,
sugiyama_NP
's_POS
wife_NN
(_(
hideko_???
hara_???
)_(
becomes_VBZ
suspicious_JJ
of_IN
his_PP$
late_JJ
wednesday_NP
nights_NNS
,_,
and_CC
sets_NNS
a_DT
private_JJ
detective_NN
on_IN
her_PP$
husband_NN
's_POS
trail_NN
._.
in_IN
a_DT
hollywood_NP
film_NN
,_,
you_PP
can_MD
bet_VB
that_DT
sub-plot_NN
would_MD
be_BE
turned_VBN
into_IN
a_DT
stream_NN
of_IN
slapstick_NP
comedy_NN
and_CC
crazy_JJ
misunderstandings_NNS
._.
in_IN
shall_MD
we_PP
dance_VB
?_?
,_,
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
masayuki_???
suo_???
dispenses_NP
with_IN
it_PP
in_IN
a_DT
matter_NN
of_IN
minutes_NNS
,_,
using_VBG
it_PP
to_IN
set_NN
up_RP
later_JJR
character_NN
interactions_NNS
rather_RB
than_CS
letting_VBG
it_PP
overwhelm_NP
the_DT
story_NN
with_IN
pratfalls_NNS
._.
neither_RB
does_DOZ
he_PP
make_VB
the_DT
climactic_JJ
moment_NN
of_IN
victory_NN
a_DT
competition_NN
between_IN
the_DT
hero_NN
and_CC
some_DT
mean-spirited_JJ
token_NN
rival_NN
._.
suo_???
gives_VBZ
his_PP$
comedy_NN
the_DT
graceful_JJ
movements_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
subject_NN
matter_NN
,_,
allowing_VBG
the_DT
humor_NN
to_IN
flow_NN
from_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
rather_RB
than_CS
forcing_NN
it_PP
upon_IN
them_PP
._.
an_DT
opening_NN
prologue_NN
in_IN
shall_MD
we_PP
dance_VB
?_?
goes_VBZ
to_TO
some_DT
effort_NN
to_IN
place_NN
the_DT
film_NN
in_IN
a_DT
sociological_JJ
perspective_NN
,_,
explaining_VBG
how_WRB
contrary_JJ
ballroom_NN
dancing_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
the_DT
japanese_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
propriety_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
forced_JJ
message_NN
in_IN
a_DT
story_NN
which_WDT
doesn't_DOZ
need_MD
such_DT
a_DT
culture-specific_JJ
angle_NN
._.
the_DT
dance_NN
school_NN
in_IN
shall_MD
we_PP
dance_VB
?_?
plays_NNS
the_DT
role_NN
of_IN
a_DT
singles_NNS
'_"
mixer_NN
,_,
with_IN
everyone_PN
vaguely_RB
embarrassed_JJ
to_IN
be_BE
there_EX
yet_RB
taking_NN
the_DT
opportunity_NN
to_IN
try_NN
on_IN
new_JJ
personalities_NNS
._.
most_DT
amusing_JJ
among_IN
these_DT
new_JJ
personalities_NNS
is_BEZ
the_DT
one_CD
adopted_VBD
by_IN
sugiyama_NP
's_POS
co-worker_NN
mr_NN
._.
aoki_???
(_(
naoto_NN
takenaka_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
balding_NP
systems_NNS
analyst_NN
who_WP
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
fiery_JJ
latin_JJ
lover_NN
when_CS
he_PP
dons_NNS
a_DT
frizzy_JJ
wig_NN
and_CC
begins_VBZ
to_TO
rumba_NP
._.
sugiyama_NP
's_POS
awakening_NN
is_BEZ
less_DT
overt_JJ
,_,
but_CC
koji_???
yakusho_???
does_DOZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
job_NN
showing_VBG
a_DT
transformation_NN
of_IN
small_JJ
steps_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
delicate_JJ
performance_NN
with_IN
a_DT
huge_JJ
heart_NN
._.
shall_MD
we_PP
dance_VB
?_?
is_BEZ
a_DT
fairly_RB
lightweight_JJ
experience_NN
,_,
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
its_PP$
final_JJ
half_NN
hour_NN
rather_RB
a_DT
long_JJ
sit_VB
._.
suo_???
crams_NNS
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
exposition_NN
into_IN
very_RB
little_JJ
time_NN
,_,
including_IN
an_DT
unnecessarily_RB
detailed_JJ
back-story_NN
for_IN
mai_NP
,_,
resulting_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
sluggish_JJ
march_NP
towards_IN
the_DT
resolution_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
here_RB
that_DT
shall_MD
we_PP
dance_VB
?_?
feels_VBZ
most_DT
hollywood-conventional_JJ
,_,
attempting_VBG
to_IN
blind-side_NN
the_DT
audience_NN
with_IN
a_DT
truckload_NN
of_IN
emotional_JJ
catharsis_NN
._.
suo_???
might_NN
have_HV
been_BEN
better_JJR
advised_VBD
to_TO
conclude_VB
with_IN
the_DT
small_JJ
gem_NN
of_IN
a_DT
scene_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
sugiyama_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
wife_NN
take_VB
their_PP$
first_OD
tentative_JJ
dance_NN
steps_NNS
together_RB
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
the_DT
real_JJ
joy_NN
of_IN
dance_NN
shall_MD
we_PP
dance_VB
?_?
conveys_VBZ
:_:
its_PP$
ability_NN
to_IN
create_VB
an_DT
intoxicating_JJ
mood_NN
of_IN
romance_NN
which_WDT
can_MD
soften_VB
the_DT
stiffest_JJS
shirt_NN
._.
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