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"_"
living_NN
out_RP
loud_RB
,_,
"_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
type_NN
of_IN
motion_NN
picture_NN
we_PP
don't_DO
often_RB
see_VB
:_:
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
about_IN
mature_JJ
,_,
intelligent_JJ
adults_NNS
,_,
instead_RB
of_IN
the_DT
usual_JJ
american_JJ
film_NN
,_,
in_IN
which_WDT
children_NNS
basically_RB
dress_VB
up_RP
in_IN
grown-up_JJ
clothing_NN
and_CC
parade_NN
around_IN
acting_VBG
like_IN
immature_JJ
seven-year-olds_NNS
._.
judith_NP
(_(
holly_NN
hunter_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
fortysomething_NN
living_NN
in_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
city_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
been_BEN
having_HVG
a_NN
difficult_JJ
time_NN
with_IN
life_NN
lately_RB
._.
she_PP
is_BEZ
extremely_RB
depressed_JJ
about_IN
her_PP$
recent_JJ
divorce_NN
to_IN
her_PP$
husband_NN
(_(
martin_NP
donovan_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
had_HVD
been_BEN
cheating_VBG
on_IN
her_PP$
._.
she_PP
cannot_NN
sleep_VB
,_,
haunted_JJ
by_IN
terrible_JJ
memories_NNS
,_,
often_RB
imagines_VBZ
off-the-wall_NN
things_NNS
to_IN
try_NN
and_CC
make_VB
the_DT
world_NN
seem_VB
like_IN
a_DT
better_JJR
place_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
only_JJ
place_NN
she_PP
can_MD
really_RB
go_VB
to_IN
feel_NN
happy_JJ
is_BEZ
to_TO
hear_VB
one_CD
of_IN
her_PP$
favorite_JJ
singers_NNS
,_,
liz_NP
bailey_NP
(_(
queen_NN
latifah_???
)_(
,_,
perform_VB
at_IN
a_DT
local_JJ
club_NN
._.
judith_NP
's_POS
life_NN
does_DOZ
start_VB
to_TO
brighten_VB
a_DT
little_JJ
when_CS
,_,
one_CD
night_NN
when_CS
she_PP
gets_VBZ
home_RB
to_IN
her_PP$
apartment_NN
late_JJ
,_,
strikes_NNS
up_RP
a_DT
conversation_NN
with_IN
the_DT
elevator_NN
operator_NN
,_,
pat_NP
(_(
danny_NP
devito_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
lonely_JJ
man_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
fifties_CD
whom_WP
has_HVZ
lost_VBN
his_PP$
daughter_NN
recently_RB
._.
both_RB
of_IN
them_PP
create_VB
a_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
emotional_JJ
connection_NN
with_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
,_,
seeking_VBG
comfort_NN
with_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
person_NN
,_,
but_CC
while_CS
pat_NP
starts_VBZ
to_IN
form_NN
a_DT
deep_JJ
love_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
,_,
judith_NP
only_RB
wants_VBZ
to_IN
remain_VB
friends_NNS
._.
"_"
living_NN
out_RP
loud_RB
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
written_VBN
by_IN
richard_NP
lagravenese_JJ
(_(
"_"
the_DT
bridges_NNS
of_IN
madison_NP
county_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
also_RB
making_VBG
his_PP$
directing_VBG
debut_NN
here_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
film_NN
from_IN
beginning_NN
to_IN
end_NN
,_,
one_CD
that_DT
is_BEZ
honest_JJ
,_,
genuinely_RB
funny_JJ
,_,
and_CC
poignant_JJ
._.
the_DT
three_CD
central_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
that_CS
of_IN
judith_NP
,_,
pat_NP
,_,
and_CC
liz_NP
,_,
are_BER
all_PDT
written_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
free-thinking_CS
,_,
complex_JJ
human_JJ
beings_NNS
,_,
and_CC
are_BER
all_RB
likable_JJ
,_,
but_CC
flawed_JJ
,_,
people_NN
who_NP
are_BER
constantly_RB
interesting_JJ
,_,
as_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
film_NN
itself_PPX
._.
one_CD
highly_RB
original_JJ
element_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
judith_NP
occasionally_RB
imagines_VBZ
things_NNS
occuring_VBG
in_IN
her_PP$
mind_NN
in_IN
the_DT
way_NN
she_PP
wishes_VBZ
they_PP
would_MD
happen_VB
._.
sometimes_RB
it_PP
results_VBZ
in_IN
comedy_NN
,_,
and_CC
sometimes_RB
it_PP
turns_VBZ
out_RP
to_IN
be_BE
subtle_JJ
and_CC
truly_RB
touching_VBG
._.
one_CD
sequence_NN
that_CS
stands_VBZ
out_RP
is_BEZ
when_CS
judith_NP
is_BEZ
at_IN
a_DT
restaurant_NN
by_IN
herself_PPX
,_,
reading_VBG
a_DT
novel_NN
._.
an_DT
older_JJR
woman_NN
comes_VBZ
over_IN
to_IN
her_PP$
,_,
mentions_VBZ
that_CS
that_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
great_JJ
book_NN
she_PP
is_BEZ
reading_VBG
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
goes_VBZ
over_IN
to_IN
join_NN
her_PP
own_DT
friends_NNS
._.
as_CS
the_DT
woman_NN
sits_VBZ
down_RP
,_,
she_PP
looks_VBZ
over_IN
to_IN
see_NN
judith_NP
by_IN
herself_PPX
,_,
and_CC
motions_NNS
for_IN
her_PP$
to_IN
come_VB
join_NN
them_PP
._.
instantly_RB
,_,
we_PP
realize_VB
this_DT
was_BEDZ
simply_RB
in_IN
judith_NP
's_POS
mind_NN
,_,
as_CS
we_PP
see_VB
the_DT
same_DT
woman_NN
just_RB
sit_VB
down_RP
at_IN
the_DT
table_NN
and_CC
begin_VB
talking_VBG
to_IN
her_PP$
friends_NNS
._.
holly_NN
hunter_NN
and_CC
danny_NP
devito_NP
both_RB
give_VB
the_DT
performances_NNS
of_IN
their_PP$
careers_NNS
here_RB
._.
hunter_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
was_BEDZ
brilliant_JJ
in_IN
1993_CD
's_POS
"_"
the_DT
piano_NN
,_,
"_"
for_IN
which_WDT
she_PP
won_VBD
an_DT
academy_NN
award_NN
,_,
but_CC
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
she_PP
is_BEZ
even_RB
better_JJR
,_,
i_PP
think_VB
._.
she_PP
finds_VBZ
the_DT
right_NN
note_NN
for_IN
each_DT
scene_NN
and_CC
holds_VBZ
it_PP
._.
and_CC
devito_NP
has_HVZ
never_RB
had_HVN
such_DT
a_DT
humanistic_JJ
role_NN
before_IN
,_,
which_WDT
i_PP
was_BEDZ
surprised_JJ
about_IN
._.
usually_RB
he_PP
is_BEZ
used_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
butt_NN
of_IN
a_DT
joke_NN
,_,
or_CC
as_CS
a_DT
caricature_VB
,_,
but_CC
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
a_DT
living-and-breathing_NN
,_,
sympathetic_JJ
person_NN
to_IN
play_NN
._.
topping_NN
it_PP
all_PDT
off_RP
is_BEZ
latifah_???
,_,
also_RB
a_DT
singer_NN
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
quickly_RB
turning_VBG
into_IN
a_DT
respectable_JJ
actress_NN
herself_PPX
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
a_DT
juicy_JJ
,_,
natural_JJ
supporting_JJ
role_NN
as_IN
,_,
in_IN
some_DT
ways_NNS
,_,
judith_NP
's_POS
role_NN
model_NN
._.
another_DT
joy_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
somehow_RB
form_VB
a_DT
contrived_JJ
,_,
"_"
happy_JJ
"_"
ending_NN
,_,
but_CC
,_,
in_IN
staying_VBG
with_IN
its_PP$
realistic_JJ
tone_NN
,_,
manages_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
upbeat_JJ
,_,
but_CC
truthful_JJ
._.
the_DT
last_OD
shot_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
especially_RB
powerful_JJ
image_NN
._.
nothing_PN
is_BEZ
said_VBN
,_,
but_CC
just_RB
the_DT
image_NN
of_IN
someone_PN
walking_VBG
down_RP
a_DT
sidewalk_NN
says_VBZ
it_PP
all_PDT
._.
the_DT
relationship_NN
that_CS
results_NNS
between_IN
judith_NP
and_CC
pat_NP
is_BEZ
true-to-life_NN
and_CC
sincere_JJ
._.
as_CS
we_PP
watch_VB
these_DT
two_CD
people_NN
talk_NN
,_,
and_CC
get_VB
to_IN
know_VB
each_DT
other_JJ
,_,
all_PDT
that_DT
we_PP
wish_VB
for_IN
them_PP
both_RB
is_BEZ
to_IN
be_BE
happy_JJ
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
that_DT
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
include_VB
for_IN
them_PP
to_IN
become_VBN
romantically_RB
involved_JJ
._.
and_CC
as_CS
,_,
"_"
living_NN
out_RP
loud_RB
,_,
"_"
which_WDT
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
,_,
proves_VBZ
,_,
sometimes_RB
a_DT
friendship_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
strongest_JJS
bond_NN
anyone_PN
could_MD
possibly_RB
ask_VB
for_IN
._.