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"_"
the_DT
celebration_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
one_PN
of_IN
an_DT
elite_NN
kind_NN
of_IN
films_NNS
that_CS
is_BEZ
completely_RB
absorbant_JJ
._.
you_PP
know_VB
,_,
where_CS
you_PP
sit_VB
down_RP
to_IN
watch_NN
it_PP
,_,
and_CC
no_DT
matter_NN
what_WDT
you've_???
heard_VBD
about_IN
it_PP
before_IN
,_,
you_PP
just_RB
can't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
be_BE
totally_RB
drawn_VBN
into_IN
its_PP$
story_NN
and_CC
shocked_JJ
by_IN
every_DT
single_JJ
turn_NN
that_CS
occurs_VBZ
._.
i_PP
prefer_VB
films_NNS
like_IN
these_DT
because_CS
these_DT
are_BER
what_WDT
the_DT
best_RBS
kind_JJ
of_IN
films_NNS
are_BER
like_IN
._.
i_PP
don't_DO
really_RB
feel_VB
there_RB
are_BER
to_TO
be_BE
any_DT
real_JJ
"_"
rules_NNS
"_"
for_IN
cinema_NN
;_;
a_DT
film_NN
can_MD
do_DO
anything_PN
,_,
as_CS
long_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
makes_VBZ
it_PP
work_NN
._.
but_CC
i_PP
do_DO
ask_VB
that_CS
all_PDT
films_NNS
have_HV
one_CD
thing_NN
in_IN
common_JJ
:_:
they_PP
create_VB
experiences_NNS
._.
when_CS
i_PP
watch_VB
a_DT
film_NN
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
what_WDT
kind_NN
of_IN
film_NN
it_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
i_PP
want_VB
to_TO
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
take_VB
certain_JJ
memories_NNS
along_IN
with_IN
me_PP
._.
"_"
the_DT
celebration_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
great_JJ
because_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
chock_RB
full_JJ
of_IN
those_DT
._.
it_PP
creates_VBZ
a_DT
world_NN
so_RB
completely_RB
realistic_JJ
that_CS
everything_PN
that_CS
occurs_VBZ
is_BEZ
as_CS
memorable_JJ
as_IN
the_DT
little_JJ
instances_NNS
of_IN
life_NN
that_CS
catch_NN
your_PP$
attention_NN
and_CC
stay_VB
with_IN
you_PP
for_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
your_PP$
life_NN
._.
and_CC
then_RB
it_PP
makes_VBZ
things_NNS
just_RB
a_DT
tad_NN
bit_NN
farscial_JJ
,_,
just_RB
to_IN
make_NN
sure_JJ
you're_???
paying_JJ
attention_NN
,_,
which_WDT
you_PP
are_BER
because_CS
what_WDT
transpires_VBZ
is_BEZ
just_RB
so_RB
goddam_JJ
interesting_JJ
that_CS
if_CS
you_PP
were_BED
to_IN
ever_RB
feel_VB
bored_JJ
,_,
then_RB
you're_???
of_IN
your_PP$
attention_NN
span_NN
needs_NNS
a_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
a_DT
tuning-up_???
._.
the_DT
story_NN
takes_VBZ
place_NN
at_IN
the_DT
extravagant_JJ
home_NN
of_IN
an_DT
aging_JJ
patriarch_NN
(_(
henning_NP
mortizen_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
just_RB
turned_VBN
60_CD
and_CC
is_BEZ
having_HVG
a_DT
party_NN
thrown_VBN
for_IN
him_PP
._.
all_PDT
his_PP$
friends_NNS
and_CC
family_NN
turn_NN
up_RP
,_,
and_CC
for_IN
the_DT
first_OD
half_NN
hour_NN
,_,
we_PP
get_VB
introduced_VBN
to_IN
everyone_PN
,_,
simplistically_RB
and_CC
realistically_RB
(_(
no_DT
aggravatingly_RB
condescending_JJ
posing_VBG
for_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
deals_NNS
here_RB
)_)
._.
the_DT
eldest_JJS
son_NN
,_,
christian_JJ
(_)
ulrich_NP
thomsen_NP
,_,
looking_VBG
a_DT
bit_NN
like_IN
a_DT
young_JJ
malcolm_NP
mcdowell_NP
)_)
,_,
is_BEZ
the_DT
first_OD
to_IN
be_BE
seen_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
walking_VBG
to_IN
his_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
home_NN
._.
his_PP$
brother_NN
,_,
michael_NP
(_(
thomas_NP
bo_???
larsen_NP
)_)
,_,
drives_VBZ
by_IN
,_,
pulls_VBZ
over_IN
,_,
greets_VBZ
him_PP
,_,
then_RB
kicks_VBZ
his_PP$
family_NN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
car_NN
,_,
forcing_VBG
them_PP
to_IN
walk_NN
to_IN
the_DT
estate_NN
,_,
just_RB
so_RB
christian_JJ
can_MD
be_BE
comfortable_JJ
._.
we_PP
then_RB
meet_VB
helene_NN
(_(
paprika_NN
steen_IN
)_)
,_,
their_PP$
sister_NN
,_,
a_DT
woman_NN
who_WP
always_RB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
stressed-out_IN
,_,
who_NP
invites_VBZ
the_DT
driver_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
car_NN
(_(
gbatokai_???
dakinah_NN
)_(
,_,
an_DT
american_JJ
,_,
to_IN
to_IN
come_VB
join_NN
her_PP
at_IN
the_DT
party_NN
she_PP
's_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
._.
once_RB
they're_???
all_PDT
there_EX
and_CC
settled_JJ
in_IN
,_,
the_DT
party_NN
begins_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
custom_NN
,_,
the_DT
eldest_JJS
son_NN
has_HVZ
to_TO
make_VB
a_DT
speech_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
dad_NN
,_,
so_RB
christian_JJ
stands_NNS
up_RP
,_,
at_IN
the_DT
head_NN
of_IN
the_DT
table_NN
,_,
and_CC
reveals_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
punchline_JJ
:_:
his_PP$
father_NN
raped_VBN
all_PDT
his_PP$
children_NNS
at_IN
a_DT
young_JJ
age_NN
._.
but_CC
since_CS
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
family_NN
/_SYM
friends_NNS
affair_NN
,_,
his_PP$
confession_NN
becomes_VBZ
more_DT
detested_VBN
than_CS
the_DT
supposed_JJ
truth_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
simply_RB
brushed_VBN
off_IN
despite_IN
his_PP$
efforts_NNS
,_,
and_CC
what_WDT
transpires_VBZ
is_BEZ
sorta_NP
like_IN
jerry_NP
springer_NN
crossed_VBD
with_IN
jean_NP
renoir_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
all_PDT
terribly_RB
interesting_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
._.
twists_NNS
occur_VB
,_,
and_CC
soon_RB
the_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
taken_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
nearly-farsical_JJ
nature_NN
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
seems_VBZ
realistic_JJ
because_CS
the_DT
people_NN
involved_JJ
really_RB
feel_VB
like_IN
they_PP
could_MD
reach_VB
such_DT
ends_NNS
._.
the_DT
most_DT
notorious_JJ
thing_NN
about_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
which_WDT
has_HVZ
been_BEN
getting_VBG
the_DT
most_DT
notice_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
is_BEZ
that_CS
the_DT
director_NN
,_,
thomas_NP
vinterberg_NP
has_HVZ
shot_VBN
it_PP
in_IN
a_DT
completely_RB
awkward_JJ
fashion_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
member_NN
of_IN
the_DT
danish_JJ
filmmakers_NNS
clan_NN
,_,
dogme_???
95_CD
,_,
a_DT
group_NN
that_CS
has_HVZ
vowed_VBN
to_IN
oppose_VB
"_"
the_DT
auteur_NN
concept_NN
,_,
make-up_NN
,_,
illusions_NNS
,_,
and_CC
dramaturgical_JJ
predictability_NN
"_"
so_RB
that_CS
they_PP
may_MD
"_"
purge_VB
film_NN
so_RB
that_CS
once_RB
again_RB
the_DT
inner_JJ
lives_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
justify_VB
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
"_"
i_PP
have_HV
not_XNOT
seen_VBN
"_"
breaking_VBG
the_DT
waves_NNS
,_,
"_"
the_DT
other_JJ
notable_JJ
film_NN
by_IN
a_DT
member_NN
of_IN
this_DT
group_NN
(_(
lars_???
von_NP
trier_NN
,_,
to_IN
be_BE
exact_JJ
)_)
,_,
but_CC
"_"
the_DT
celebration_NN
"_"
works_NN
exquisitely_RB
in_IN
this_DT
department_NN
._.
it_PP
feels_VBZ
like_IN
reality_NN
,_,
like_IN
you're_???
actually_RB
watching_VBG
real_JJ
people_NN
and_CC
not_XNOT
actors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
a_DT
major_JJ
pointer_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
been_BEN
shot_VBN
on_IN
video_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
it_PP
looks_VBZ
more_DT
like_IN
the_DT
home_NN
movies_NNS
you_PP
never_RB
dare_VB
shot_NN
of_IN
your_PP$
family_NN
than_CS
an_DT
actual_JJ
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
always_RB
wanted_VBD
to_TO
._.
we_PP
see_VB
key_JJ
moments_NNS
in_IN
people_NN
's_POS
lives_NNS
that_CS
they_PP
wouldn't_MD
dare_VB
show_VB
to_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
captures_NNS
the_DT
farscial_JJ
comedy_NN
of_IN
life_NN
so_RB
accurately_RB
and_CC
acutely_RB
that_CS
this_DT
style_NN
,_,
as_CS
ironically-showmanship_NN
as_IN
it_PP
really_RB
is_BEZ
,_,
works_NN
perfectly_RB
for_IN
the_DT
nature_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
key_JJ
,_,
though_CS
,_,
to_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
reason_NN
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
just_RB
a_DT
cool_JJ
danish_JJ
import_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
because_CS
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
about_IN
revealing_VBG
the_DT
truth_NN
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
about_IN
the_DT
way_NN
people_NN
react_VB
to_IN
such_DT
an_DT
explosive_JJ
truth_NN
._.
throughout_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
we_PP
see_VB
a_DT
completely_RB
realized_VBN
debate_NN
over_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
and_CC
the_DT
effects_NNS
it_PP
has_HVZ
on_IN
the_DT
lives_NNS
of_IN
those_DT
who_WP
have_HV
learned_VBN
to_IN
live_JJ
with_IN
lies_NNS
,_,
a_DT
debate_NN
so_RB
three-dimensional_JJ
that_CS
it_PP
could_MD
easily_RB
blow_VB
oliver_NP
stone_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
the-truth-at-all-costs_NNS
reasoning_VBG
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
water_NN
._.
of_IN
course_NN
it_PP
was_BEDZ
not_XNOT
right_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
father_NN
to_IN
rape_NN
his_PP$
children_NNS
,_,
and_CC
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
they_PP
couldn't_MD
have_HV
fought_VBN
back_RP
then_RB
,_,
and_CC
of_IN
course_NN
this_DT
has_HVZ
created_VBN
scarring_VBG
suppression_NN
inside_IN
them_PP
._.
and_CC
yes_UH
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
thearapeutic_JJ
for_IN
one_CD
to_IN
release_NN
the_DT
truth_NN
years_NNS
later_RBR
,_,
when_CS
they_PP
know_VB
it_PP
could_MD
easily_RB
destroy_VB
the_DT
one_CD
who_WP
emotionally_RB
destroyed_VBN
them_PP
earlier_RBR
._.
but_CC
then_RB
again_RB
,_,
the_DT
father_NN
,_,
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
totally_RB
bad_JJ
guy_NN
,_,
and_CC
we_PP
can_MD
see_VB
the_DT
emotional_JJ
complications_NNS
that_CS
arise_VB
thanks_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
performance_NN
by_IN
mortizen_JJ
which_WDT
is_BEZ
just_RB
so_RB
great_JJ
and_CC
touching_JJ
that_CS
while_CS
we_PP
do_DO
believe_VB
that_CS
he_PP
could_MD
have_HV
raped_VBN
his_PP$
children_NNS
years_NNS
earlier_JJR
,_,
we_PP
also_RB
see_VB
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
also_RB
learned_VBN
to_IN
live_JJ
with_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
's_BEZ
done_DON
,_,
and_CC
deep_JJ
down_IN
,_,
feels_VBZ
true_JJ
guilt_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
only_RB
now_RB
beginning_NN
to_IN
surface_NN
._.
the_DT
final_JJ
scene_NN
,_,
involving_VBG
mortizen_JJ
and_CC
everyone_PN
else_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
utterly_RB
devastating_JJ
,_,
thanks_NNS
to_IN
him_PP
and_CC
thomsen_NP
,_,
whose_WP$
performance_NN
is_BEZ
utterly_RB
flawless_JJ
and_CC
equally_RB
emotionally_RB
complex_JJ
._.
everyone_PN
else_RB
is_BEZ
flawless_JJ
as_CS
well_RB
-_-
the_DT
actors_NNS
never_RB
seem_VB
to_IN
be_BE
stepping_VBG
into_IN
the_DT
shoes_NNS
of_IN
their_PP$
characters_NNS
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
they_PP
do_DO
walking_NN
comfortably_RB
in_IN
them_PP
._.
the_DT
actors_NNS
or_CC
writers_NNS
have_HV
not_XNOT
made_VBN
the_DT
mistake_NN
to_IN
judge_NN
these_DT
characters_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
slightest_JJS
:_:
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
whites_NNS
or_CC
blacks_NNS
but_CC
instead_RB
all_PDT
grays_NNS
,_,
exactly_RB
like_IN
life_NN
._.
as_CS
such_DT
,_,
"_"
the_DT
celebration_NN
"_"
may_MD
be_BE
the_DT
one_CD
truly_RB
bizarro_NP
film_NN
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
:_:
a_DT
work_NN
of_IN
art_NN
so_RB
eerily_RB
close_JJ
to_IN
reality_NN
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
utterly_RB
disturbing_JJ
and_CC
utterly_RB
fascinating_JJ
._.
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