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it_PP
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his_PP$
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hartley_NP
movies_NNS
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an_DT
acquired_VBN
taste_NN
._.
indeed_RB
._.
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than_CS
tequila_NP
shooters_NNS
or_CC
bungee-jumping_VBG
,_,
they_PP
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amount_NN
of_IN
physical_JJ
stamina_NN
and_CC
concentration_NN
._.
i_PP
felt_VBD
rewarded_VBN
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
henry_NP
fool_NN
;_;
this_DT
movie_NN
creeps_VBZ
up_RP
on_IN
you-at_???
a_NN
slow_JJ
139_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
i_PP
mean_VB
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the_DT
final_JJ
shot_NN
's_POS
ambiguity_NN
,_,
i_PP
left_VBD
completely_RB
satisfied_JJ
._.
henry_NP
fool_NN
(_(
"_"
used_JJ
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have_HV
an_DT
?_?
e_NN
'_"
"_"
)_(
arrives_VBZ
at_IN
garbageman_NN
simon_NP
grim_JJ
's_POS
house_NN
,_,
claims_NNS
the_DT
vacant_JJ
basement_NN
apartment_NN
,_,
and_CC
almost_RB
instantly_RB
inspires_VBZ
simon_NP
(_(
urbaniak_NP
)_)
to_IN
take_VB
up_RP
writing-henry_NN
(_(
martin_NP
donovan_NP
look-alike_NN
ryan_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
an_DT
ex-convict_NN
,_,
a_DT
once-great_NN
author_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
"_"
exiled_VBN
and_CC
marginalized_VBN
"_"
by_IN
the_DT
publishing_NN
community_NN
because_CS
of_IN
his_PP$
criminal_JJ
activity_NN
._.
simon_NP
's_POS
poetry_NN
turns_VBZ
him_PP
into_IN
a_DT
local_JJ
sensation_NN
,_,
as_CS
it_PP
causes_VBZ
mute_JJ
women_NNS
to_IN
sing_VB
,_,
high-school_NN
girls_NNS
to_IN
swoon_NN
,_,
and_CC
councilmen_NNS
to_IN
rile_???
against_IN
its_PP$
"_"
pornographic_JJ
"_"
content_NN
._.
meanwhile_RB
,_,
henry_NP
seduces_NNS
both_RB
simon_NP
's_POS
dependent_JJ
mother_NN
(_(
porter_NP
)_)
and_CC
immature_JJ
sister_NN
(_(
sundance_NN
queen_NN
posey_NP
)_)
with_IN
philosophical_JJ
babble_JJ
(_(
which_WDT
is_BEZ
by_IN
turns_NNS
brilliant_JJ
and_CC
inane_JJ
)_)
and_CC
breathy_JJ
animal_NN
lust_NN
._.
these_DT
story_NN
elements_NNS
result_NN
in_IN
climaxes_NNS
both_RB
inevitable_JJ
and_CC
unpredictable_JJ
;_;
the_DT
teacher-student_NN
relationship_NN
formed_VBN
between_IN
henry_NP
and_CC
simon_NP
eventually_RB
reverses_VBZ
itself_PPX
._.
henry_NP
fool_NN
is_BEZ
sprinkled_VBN
with_IN
hartley-ian_JJ
flourishes_NNS
:_:
simon_NP
drinks_NNS
milk_NN
from_IN
"_"
udderley_NP
's_POS
"_"
;_;
the_DT
big_JJ
teen_NN
hang-out_IN
is_BEZ
called_JJ
"_"
world_NN
of_IN
donuts_NNS
"_"
;_;
simon_NP
wears_VBZ
his_PP$
garbageman_NN
's_POS
uniform_NN
throughout_IN
;_;
the_DT
editing_NN
style_NN
is_BEZ
decidedly_RB
elliptical_JJ
._.
._.
._.
(_(
which_WDT
is_BEZ
key_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
conclusion_NN
's_POS
said_JJ
ambiguity_NN
)_)
._.
the_DT
performances_NNS
by_IN
the_DT
three_CD
leads_NNS
are_BER
abrasive_JJ
at_IN
first_OD
,_,
self-consciously_RB
"_"
quirky_JJ
"_"
;_;
the_DT
introductory_JJ
scenes_NNS
are_BER
a_DT
chore_WRB
._.
these_DT
people_NN
do_DO
grow_VB
on_IN
you_PP
because_CS
they_PP
convey_VB
genuine_JJ
passion_NN
,_,
a_DT
belief_NN
in_IN
themselves_PPX
,_,
and_CC
because_CS
they_PP
have_HV
long-term_JJ
goals_NNS
;_;
henry_NP
and_CC
simon_NP
may_MD
drink_VB
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
budweiser_NP
and_CC
hang_VB
out_RP
on_IN
the_DT
streetcorner_NN
,_,
but_CC
they_PP
aren't_BER
pop_JJ
slackers_NNS
._.
the_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
rather_RB
classical_JJ
:_:
the_DT
tutor_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
better_JJR
talker_NN
than_CS
a_DT
doer_NN
,_,
raised_VBN
on_IN
books_NNS
;_;
the_DT
timid_JJ
tutee_NN
has_HVZ
innate_JJ
talent_NN
his_PP$
master_NN
only_RB
dreams_NNS
of_IN
._.
(_)
shades_NNS
of_IN
film_NN
school_NN
._.
._.
._.
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the_DT
finished_JJ
film_NN
is_BEZ
epic_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
proportions_NNS
for_IN
a_DT
story_NN
so_RB
small_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
final_JJ
third_OD
does_DOZ
test_NN
one_CD
's_BEZ
patience_NN
,_,
yet_RB
henry_NP
fool_NN
is_BEZ
tight_RB
,_,
hardly_RB
excessive_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
length_NN
._.
how_WRB
refreshing_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
a_DT
movie_NN
this_DT
long_JJ
in_IN
1998_CD
devoted_JJ
entirely_RB
to_TO
character_NN
._.
and_CC
unless_CS
i_PP
nodded_VBD
off_RP
,_,
not_XNOT
a_DT
single_JJ
building_NN
exploded_VBD
._.
this_DT
,_,
hartley_NP
's_POS
seventh_OD
feature_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
contemplative_JJ
about_IN
"_"
the_DT
artist_NN
"_"
;_;
fortunately_RB
,_,
we_PP
never_RB
get_VB
a_DT
sampling_NN
of_IN
simon_NP
's_POS
work_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
testament_NN
to_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
screenplay_NN
that_CS
by_IN
the_DT
end_NN
we_PP
can_MD
surmise_VB
what_WDT
sort_NN
of_IN
thoughts_NNS
would_MD
pour_VB
from_IN
these_DT
writers_NNS
'_"
pens_NNS
._.