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it_PP
must_MD
be_BE
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
warped_JJ
critical_JJ
nightmare_NN
:_:
the_DT
best_JJS
movie_NN
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
would_MD
be_BE
a_DT
summer_NN
vehicle_NN
,_,
a_DT
jim_NP
carrey_NP
vehicle_NN
at_IN
that_DT
._.
and_CC
so_RB
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
_the_NP
truman_NP
show__???
is_BEZ
the_DT
most_DT
perplexing_NN
,_,
crazed_JJ
,_,
paranoid_JJ
and_CC
rib-tickling_VBG
morality_NN
play_NN
i've_???
seen_VBN
since_IN
i-don't-know-when_NN
._.
don't_DO
credit_VB
carrey_NN
._.
it_PP
starts_VBZ
with_IN
andrew_NP
niccol_NN
(_(
gattaca_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
created_VBD
the_DT
script_NN
ten_CD
years_NNS
ago_RB
._.
the_DT
story_NN
,_,
replete_JJ
with_IN
sublte_???
religious_JJ
and_CC
philisophical_JJ
undertones_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
about_IN
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
discovers_VBZ
that_DT
every_DT
day_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
existence_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
televised_JJ
for_IN
a_DT
mass_NN
audience_NN
._.
(_)
ironically_RB
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
within_IN
these_DT
past_NN
ten_CD
years_NNS
that_CS
"_"
reality-based_JJ
"_"
television_NN
have_HV
become_VBN
a_DT
predominant_JJ
fixture_NN
into_IN
our_PP$
culture_NN
._.
who_WP
knew_VBD
?_?
)_(
one-upping_CS
niccol_NN
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
when_CS
unlikely_JJ
candidate-director_NN
peter_NP
weir_NP
took_VBD
the_DT
helm_???
that_RB
things_NNS
fell_VBD
into_IN
place_NN
._.
weir_NP
had_HVD
the_DT
nearly_RB
impossible_JJ
task_NN
to_IN
create_VB
the_DT
unimitible_JJ
tone_NN
,_,
deftly_RB
mixing_VBG
capra_???
with_IN
kafka_NP
,_,
throwing_VBG
george_NP
bailey_NP
in_IN
a_DT
universe_NN
inhabited_VBN
by_IN
rod_NN
serling_VBG
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
weir_NP
's_POS
first_OD
stroke_NN
of_IN
genius_NN
to_IN
create_VB
seahaven_NP
:_:
a_DT
suburban_JJ
paradise_NN
/_SYM
prison_NN
that_CS
would_MD
make_VB
spielberg_NP
cower_VB
in_IN
shame_NN
._.
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
bystander-extras_NNS
would_MD
walk_VB
around_IN
the_DT
block_NN
incessantly_RB
with_IN
flowers_NNS
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
latest_JJS
issue_NN
of_IN
_dog_NN
fancy__???
._.
the_DT
nicest_JJS
touch_NN
are_BER
the_DT
plethora_NN
of_IN
subtle_JJ
hints_NNS
for_IN
truman_NP
to_IN
_not__???
leave_NN
the_DT
island_NN
._.
credit_NN
weir_NP
for_IN
his_PP$
second_NN
stroke_NN
:_:
the_DT
casting_NN
of_IN
carrey_NP
._.
carrey_NP
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
type_NN
of_IN
character_NN
actor_NN
who_WP
would_MD
always_RB
turn_VB
"_"
on_IN
"_"
and_CC
act_NN
goofy_JJ
whenever_WRB
the_DT
camera_NN
is_BEZ
near_IN
._.
not_XNOT
here_RB
._.
his_PP$
performance_NN
is_BEZ
so_RB
subverted_VBN
you_PP
sometimes_RB
wonder_VB
if_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
ever_RB
aware_JJ
the_DT
camera_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
._.
and_CC
although_CS
carrey_NP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
deserve_VB
an_DT
academy_NN
award_NN
nomination_NN
(_(
just_RB
as_CS
well_RB
,_,
the_DT
academy_NN
rarely_RB
honors_NNS
goofy_JJ
comedians_NNS
,_,
excepting_IN
robin_NP
williams_NP
)_)
,_,
he_PP
stretches_VBZ
enough_RB
to_IN
alter_VB
his_PP$
hyper-silly_RB
image_NN
considerably_RB
._.
playing_VBG
one_CD
who_NP
has_HVZ
the_DT
cameras_NNS
constantly_RB
invading_JJ
his_PP$
most_DT
intimate_JJ
moments_NNS
turns_VBZ
to_TO
be_BE
quite_RB
the_DT
role_NN
of_IN
jim_NP
carrey_NP
's_POS
life_NN
._.
no_DT
pun_???
intended_JJ
._.
better_JJR
in_IN
a_DT
smaller_JJR
,_,
more_RBR
pivotal_JJ
role_NN
is_BEZ
ed_NN
harris_NP
as_IN
christof_???
,_,
who_WP
mixes_NNS
the_DT
right_NN
amount_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
apollo_NP
13_CD
"_"
work_NN
the_DT
problem_NN
,_,
people_NN
"_"
character_NN
with_IN
dustin_NP
hoffman_NP
's_POS
megaglomaniac_NN
producer_NN
in_IN
_wag_NN
the_DT
dog__???
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
only_RB
slightly_RB
svengalian_JJ
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
clear_JJ
that_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
torn_VBN
between_IN
the_DT
nielson_NN
ratings_NNS
and_CC
truman_NP
's_POS
well_RB
being_BEG
._.
yes_UH
,_,
in_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
misguided_JJ
way_NN
he_PP
loves_VBZ
truman_NP
as_IN
a_DT
father_NN
to_IN
a_DT
son_NN
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
provided_VBN
the_DT
best_JJS
universe_NN
he_PP
could_MD
provide_VB
._.
he_PP
thinks_VBZ
._.
rounding_VBG
out_RP
the_DT
cast_NN
is_BEZ
natascha_???
mcelhone_CD
(_(
mrs_NN
._.
dalloway_NN
)_)
as_IN
carrey_NP
's_POS
true_JJ
"_"
forbidden_VBN
love_NN
"_"
,_,
sylvia_NP
,_,
very_RB
effective_JJ
in_IN
another_DT
pivotal_JJ
small_JJ
role_NN
._.
laura_NN
linney_NP
(_(
congo_NP
)_)
and_CC
noah_NP
emmerich_NP
(_(
copland_NP
)_)
have_HV
the_DT
unfortunate_JJ
task_NN
of_IN
playing_VBG
truman_NP
's_POS
wife_NN
and_CC
best_JJS
friend_NN
;_;
their_PP$
sitcom-ish_JJ
dialogue_NN
allow_VB
little_JJ
room_NN
for_IN
any_DT
authentic_JJ
character_NN
development_NN
._.
the_DT
exception_NN
is_BEZ
at_IN
the_DT
very_RB
beginning_NN
,_,
where_CS
they_PP
speak_VB
into_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
,_,
wholeheartedly_RB
believing_VBG
that_DT
their_PP$
participation_NN
is_BEZ
truly_RB
good_JJ
for_IN
truman_NP
,_,
and_CC
for_IN
society_NN
in_IN
general_JJ
._.
there_EX
are_BER
other_JJ
little_JJ
problems_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
script_NN
._.
are_BER
we_PP
to_IN
assume_VB
that_RB
toddler_NN
truman_NP
had_HVD
no_DT
recollection_NN
of_IN
hearing_NN
the_DT
construction_NN
of_IN
such_DT
a_DT
gigantic_JJ
dome_NN
during_IN
his_PP$
formative_JJ
years_NNS
?_?
was_BEDZ
there_RB
any_DT
reason_NN
as_IN
to_IN
why_WRB
in_CD
one_CD
scene_NN
,_,
it_PP
rained_VBD
solely_RB
on_IN
truman_NP
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
never_RB
had_HVD
to_TO
?_?
how_WRB
is_BEZ
it_PP
they_PP
hire_NN
hundreds_NNS
of_IN
extras_NNS
,_,
and_CC
none_PN
of_IN
them_PP
could_MD
drive_VB
a_DT
boat_NN
,_,
and_CC
yet_RB
truman_NP
,_,
fearful_JJ
of_IN
water_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
helming_VBG
a_DT
sailboat_NN
effortlessly_RB
?_?
and_CC
couldn't_MD
christof_???
have_HV
turned_JJ
off_IN
the_DT
wind_NN
,_,
to_IN
strand_NP
truman_NP
at_IN
sea_NN
?_?
these_DT
little_JJ
contrivances_NNS
,_,
however_RB
,_,
do_DO
not_XNOT
hold_VB
a_DT
candle_NN
to_IN
the_DT
overall_JJ
effect_NN
of_IN
the_DT
work_NN
._.
the_DT
audience_NN
gets_VBZ
the_DT
feeling_NN
that_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
watching_VBG
the_DT
actual_JJ
show_NN
,_,
and_CC
we_PP
are_BER
drawn_VBN
to_IN
truman_NP
's_POS
mundane_JJ
existence_NN
for_IN
no_DT
other_JJ
reason_NN
than_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
there_RB
._.
the_DT
final_JJ
result_NN
effortlessly_RB
combines_VBZ
the_DT
emotional_JJ
happy_JJ
ending_NN
of_IN
a_DT
mainstream_JJ
picture_NN
with_IN
a_DT
gnawing_NN
discomfort_NN
that_CS
hits_VBZ
you_PP
square_NN
in_IN
the_DT
gut_NN
._.
upon_IN
leaving_VBG
the_DT
theater_NN
,_,
i_PP
was_BEDZ
looking_VBG
up_RP
in_IN
the_DT
sky_NN
,_,
wondering_VBG
if_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
nothing_PN
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
gigantic_JJ
dome_NN
._.
just_RB
checking_VBG
._.