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'contact_NN
'_"
shows_VBZ
why_WRB
jodie_NP
foster_NP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
our_PP$
best_JJS
actresses_NNS
._.
see_VB
contact_NN
with_IN
your_PP$
family_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
movie_NN
for_IN
all_PDT
ages_NNS
._.
--a_???
review_NN
by_IN
stuart_NP
cracraft_NN
contact_NN
starring_VBG
:_:
jodie_NP
foster_NP
,_,
matthew_NP
mcconaughey_NP
,_,
john_NP
hurt_VB
director_NN
:_:
robert_NP
zemeckis_NP
star_NN
after_IN
a_DT
predictable_JJ
mit_???
phillip_NP
morrison_NP
powers-of-10_???
zoom-out_NN
start_NN
(_(
which_WDT
can_MD
be_BE
surprising_JJ
to_TO
those_DT
not_XNOT
familiar_JJ
with_IN
prof_NN
._.
morrison_NP
's_POS
work_NN
)_)
,_,
contact_NN
picks_VBZ
up_RP
steam_NN
,_,
gradually_RB
,_,
building_NN
,_,
by-the-end_NN
,_,
an_DT
irresistable_JJ
juggernaut_NP
and_CC
a_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
movie_NN
that_CS
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
as_IN
is_BEZ
so_CS
often_RB
the_DT
case_NN
fall_NN
out-of-balance_NN
in_IN
terms_NNS
of_IN
too_RB
much_DT
pandering_NN
to_IN
the_DT
technological_JJ
"_"
geek_???
"_"
side_NN
._.
by_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
the_DT
audience_NN
is_BEZ
left_VBN
with_IN
what_WDT
good_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
is_BEZ
supposed_JJ
to_TO
do_DO
:_:
evoke_VB
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
wonder_NN
about_IN
the_DT
universe_NN
and_CC
evoke_VB
questions_NNS
in_IN
your_PP$
mind_NN
about_IN
what_WDT
's_BEZ
out_RP
there_RB
._.
this_DT
movie_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
let_VB
technology_NN
overshadow_VB
characterization_NN
and_CC
in_IN
this_DT
sense_NN
it_PP
is_BEZ
unusual_JJ
amongst_IN
high-tech_NN
movies_NNS
._.
however_RB
,_,
except_CS
for_IN
jodie_NP
foster_NP
(_(
elie_???
arroway_JJ
)_(
and_CC
john_NP
hurt_VB
(_(
s_NN
._.
r_NN
._.
hadden_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
are_BER
both_RB
actors_NNS
of_IN
exceptional_JJ
caliber_NN
,_,
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
are_BER
not_XNOT
especially_RB
impressive_JJ
._.
hurt_VB
certainly_RB
has_HVZ
had_HVD
better_JJR
roles_NNS
(_(
stephen_NP
ward_NN
in_IN
scandal_NN
)_)
._.
this_DT
one_CD
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
multi-billionare_NN
hadden_NN
,_,
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
do_DO
his_PP$
acting_JJ
skills_NNS
justice_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
clearly_RB
a_DT
foster_JJ
movie_NN
by_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
great_JJ
hollywood_NP
lights_NNS
of_IN
our_PP$
generation_NN
._.
foster_JJ
's_BEZ
radiance_NN
has_HVZ
never_RB
been_BEN
more_DT
strong_JJ
than_CS
in_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
where_CS
she_PP
finally_RB
meets_VBZ
the_DT
vegans_NNS
on_IN
their_PP$
terms_NNS
._.
early_JJ
scenes_NNS
take_VB
a_DT
long_JJ
,_,
long_JJ
time_NN
to_IN
build_NN
up_RP
to_IN
this_DT
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
pacing_VBG
is_BEZ
very_RB
good_JJ
and_CC
subtle_JJ
._.
the_DT
panoramas_NN
of_IN
the_DT
radio_NN
dishes_NNS
at_IN
arecibo_NP
and_CC
ceti_???
in_IN
new_NP
mexico_NP
and_CC
puerto_NP
rico_NP
are_BER
beautiful_JJ
._.
the_DT
politics_NN
of_IN
foster_JJ
's_POS
character_NN
attempting_VBG
to_IN
obtain_VB
funding_JJ
for_IN
research_NN
at_IN
these_DT
places_NNS
are_BER
trite_JJ
and_CC
predictable_JJ
however_RB
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
entertaining_JJ
,_,
but_CC
very_RB
short_JJ
scenes_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
when_CS
foster_JJ
is_BEZ
confronted_VBN
by_IN
rob_NP
lowe_NP
,_,
during_IN
a_DT
cabinet-level_NN
presidential_JJ
meeting_NN
to_IN
discuss_VB
the_DT
alien_NN
invitation_NN
._.
there_EX
were_BED
real_JJ
sparks_NNS
in_IN
this_DT
scene_NN
between_IN
foster_JJ
and_CC
lowe_NP
and_CC
it_PP
would_MD
behoove_VB
them_PP
to_IN
consider_VB
other_NP
vehicles_NNS
in_IN
which_WDT
this_DT
dynamism_NN
could_MD
be_BE
explored_VBN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
scene_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
there_EX
were_BED
tremendous_JJ
dynamics_NN
between_IN
two_CD
characters_NNS
._.
everything_PN
else_RB
was_BEDZ
very_RB
one-sided_JJ
(_(
e_NN
._.
g_NN
._.
foster_JJ
)_(
._.
lowe_NP
can_MD
stand_VB
up_RP
to_IN
foster_JJ
and_CC
it_PP
showed_VBD
in_IN
that_DT
scene_NN
at_IN
the_DT
cabinet_NN
table_NN
._.
the_DT
core_NN
scene_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
set_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
surrealistic_JJ
beach_NN
on_IN
a_DT
far-away_JJ
world_NN
in_IN
the_DT
starsystem_NN
of_IN
vega_???
._.
it_PP
feels_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
like_IN
science_NN
fiction_NN
writer_NN
john_NP
varley_NP
's_POS
scenes_NNS
in_IN
his_PP$
book_NN
steel_NN
beach_NN
,_,
where_CS
the_DT
female_JJ
protagonists_NNS
encounters_NNS
an_DT
immensely_RB
superior_JJ
intelligence_NN
,_,
in_IN
one_CD
case_NN
a_DT
computer_NN
manufactured_VBN
by_IN
mankind_NN
itself_PPX
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
foster_JJ
's_POS
case_NN
,_,
an_DT
illusion_NN
drawn_VBN
from_IN
her_PP$
memory_NN
._.
in_IN
another_DT
sense_NN
,_,
this_DT
immensely_RB
moving_VBG
scene_NN
evokes_NNS
gene_NN
roddenberry_NN
's_POS
star_NN
trek_???
pilot_NN
the_DT
cage_NN
,_,
later_RBR
the_DT
menagerie_NP
,_,
when_CS
jeffrey_NP
hunter_NP
and_CC
susan_NP
oliver_NP
have_HV
their_PP$
memories_NNS
manipulated_VBN
to_IN
create_VB
new_NP
worlds_NNS
in_IN
which_WDT
they_PP
live_VB
and_CC
encounter_NN
aliens_NNS
._.
the_DT
concept_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
new_JJ
,_,
by_IN
any_DT
sense_NN
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
of_IN
science_NN
fiction_NN
._.
but_CC
the_DT
beach_NN
scene_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
the_DT
centerpiece_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
as_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
whole_JJ
film_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
driven_VBN
by_IN
foster_JJ
._.
freed_VBN
from_IN
her_PP$
needs_NNS
to_IN
direct_JJ
by_IN
director_NN
zemecki_NP
,_,
foster_NP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
let_VB
it_PP
all_PDT
hang_VB
out_RP
in_IN
the_DT
characterization_NN
and_CC
the_DT
lead_NN
she_PP
provides_VBZ
to_IN
her_PP$
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
gains_NNS
speed_NN
,_,
foster_JJ
's_POS
acting_NN
intensifies_VBZ
and_CC
the_DT
audience_NN
really_RB
does_DOZ
experience_NN
it_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
oscar-caliber_NN
acting_VBG
,_,
unquestionably_RB
._.
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
does_DOZ
well_RB
and_VB
zemeckis_NNS
throws_VBZ
in_IN
some_DT
humor_NN
with_IN
some_DT
president_NN
clinton_NP
cameos_NNS
,_,
cleverly_RB
manipulated_VBN
,_,
george_NP
stephanopolus-style_NP
,_,
to_IN
seem_VB
very_RB
forrest_NP
gump_???
._.
in_CD
fact_NN
,_,
zemeckis_NP
et_NP
._.
al_NP
._.
got_VBN
in_IN
trouble_NN
for_IN
the_DT
usage_NN
of_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
footage_NN
seen_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
vis_???
a_NN
vis_???
clinton_NP
._.
but_CC
the_DT
audience_NN
i_PP
attended_VBD
this_DT
movie_NN
with_IN
just_RB
had_HVD
some_DT
good_JJ
chuckles_NNS
at_IN
clinton_NP
's_POS
walk-ons_NNS
._.
the_DT
much-discussed_JJ
tension_NN
between_IN
science_NN
and_CC
religion_NN
in_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
particularly_RB
insightful_JJ
to_IN
those_DT
who_WP
have_HV
already_RB
gone_VBN
through_IN
this_DT
course_NN
though_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
helpful_JJ
to_TO
those_DT
in_CD
the_DT
audience_NN
who_WP
have_HV
not_XNOT
._.
also_RB
,_,
the_DT
near-final_JJ
scene_NN
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
senate_NN
judiciary_NN
hearing_NN
room_NN
is_BEZ
disappointing_JJ
._.
contact_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
fitting_NN
memorial_NN
to_IN
the_DT
memory_NN
of_IN
carl_NP
sagan_NP
,_,
science_NN
popularizer_NP
,_,
and_CC
sometime_RB
pedantic_JJ
gadfly_RB
of_IN
the_DT
halls_NNS
of_IN
academe_NN
._.
perhaps_RB
now_RB
,_,
sagan_NP
can_MD
be_BE
said_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
with_IN
his_PP$
dragons_NNS
of_IN
eden_NP
._.