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"_"
when_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
cold_JJ
,_,
molecules_NNS
aren't_BER
moving_VBG
._.
everything_PN
is_BEZ
clean_JJ
._.
"_"
these_DT
are_BER
the_DT
essential_JJ
words_NNS
of_IN
mikey_NP
carver_NN
(_(
elijah_NP
wood_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
young_JJ
teenage_JJ
boy_NN
living_NN
in_IN
1973_CD
new_JJ
canaan_???
,_,
connecticut_NP
in_IN
the_DT
ice_NN
storm_NN
._.
when_CS
mikey_NP
delivers_VBZ
these_DT
words_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
bored_JJ
science_NN
class_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
unlikely_JJ
that_CS
anyone_PN
realizes_VBZ
how_WRB
much_DT
they_PP
parallel_NN
mikey_NP
's_POS
life_NN
and_CC
the_DT
lives_NNS
that_CS
surround_VB
him_PP
._.
his_PP$
father_NN
jim_NP
(_(
jamey_NP
sheridan_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
rarely_RB
seen_VBN
and_CC
his_PP$
mother_NN
janey_NP
(_(
sigourney_NP
weaver_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
having_HVG
an_DT
affair_NN
with_IN
married_JJ
neighbor_NP
ben_NP
hood_NP
(_(
kevin_NP
kline_NP
)_)
._.
ben_NP
's_POS
wife_NN
elena_NP
(_(
joan_NP
allen_NP
)_)
suspects_NNS
the_DT
affair_NN
,_,
but_CC
doesn't_DOZ
say_VB
anything_PN
._.
meanwhile_RB
,_,
ben_NP
's_POS
14-year-old_NN
daughter_NN
wendy_NP
(_(
christina_NP
ricci_NP
)_)
continuously_RB
lures_VBZ
mikey_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
younger_JJR
brother_NN
sandy_JJ
(_(
adam_NP
hann-byrd_???
)_(
into_IN
sexual_JJ
explorations_NNS
._.
tobey_VB
maguire_NN
plays_VBZ
paul_NP
hood_NP
,_,
the_DT
16-year-old_NN
narrator_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
who_WP
also_RB
happens_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
least_RBS
prevalent_JJ
character_NN
._.
we_PP
start_VB
the_DT
film_NN
with_IN
an_DT
interesting_JJ
outlook_NN
on_IN
family_NN
from_IN
paul_NP
._.
he_PP
compares_VBZ
family_NN
to_IN
the_DT
fantastic_JJ
four_CD
comic_NN
book_NN
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
goes_VBZ
so_RB
far_RB
as_CS
to_IN
say_NN
that_CS
family_NN
is_BEZ
everybody_PN
's_POS
own_DT
anti-matter_NN
;_;
something_PN
everybody_PN
will_MD
return_VB
to_IN
eventually_RB
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
farther_RBR
you_PP
go_NN
,_,
the_DT
deeper_JJR
you'll_???
return_JJ
._.
the_DT
ice_NN
storm_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
character_NN
piece_NN
that_CS
explores_VBZ
a_DT
dismal_JJ
time_NN
both_RB
in_IN
america_NP
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
the_DT
individual_JJ
lives_NNS
portrayed_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
everything_PN
parallels_VBZ
everything_PN
else_RB
._.
the_DT
young_JJ
teenagers_NNS
trying_VBG
to_IN
discover_VB
who_NP
they_PP
are_BER
thru_IN
drugs_NNS
,_,
sex_NN
,_,
and_CC
alcohol_NN
is_BEZ
really_RB
almost_RB
identical_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
parents_NNS
trying_VBG
to_IN
figure_NN
out_RP
the_DT
purpose_NN
in_IN
their_PP$
own_DT
lives_NNS
using_VBG
the_DT
same_DT
methods_NNS
._.
"_"
when_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
cold_JJ
outside_IN
,_,
the_DT
molecules_NNS
aren't_BER
moving_VBG
._.
everything_PN
is_BEZ
clean_JJ
._.
"_"
everything_PN
is_BEZ
clean_JJ
because_CS
nobody_PN
will_MD
admit_VB
what_WDT
's_BEZ
going_VBG
on_IN
._.
even_RB
the_DT
president_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
tv_NN
denying_VBG
his_PP$
wrong-doings_NNS
._.
how_WRB
can_MD
you_PP
expect_VB
anything_PN
more_RBR
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
suburban_JJ
families_NNS
riding_VBG
the_DT
coattails_NNS
of_IN
sexual_JJ
revolution_NN
?_?
all_PDT
the_DT
sex_NN
and_CC
drugs_NNS
is_BEZ
so_RB
obviously_RB
empty_JJ
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
think_VB
that_CS
's_NNS
the_DT
point_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
at_IN
first_OD
viewing_NN
,_,
the_DT
entire_JJ
movie_NN
might_MD
seem_VB
empty_JJ
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
why_WRB
shouldn't_???
it_NN
parallel_NN
itself_PPX
?_?
you_PP
don't_DO
get_VB
to_IN
know_VB
the_DT
characters_NNS
very_RB
deeply_RB
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
think_VB
that_CS
's_NNS
because_CS
nobody_PN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
knows_VBZ
each_DT
other_JJ
either_RB
._.
we_PP
sadly_RB
watch_VB
two_CD
families_NNS
go_VB
about_IN
their_PP$
lives_NNS
nearly_RB
oblivious_JJ
to_IN
one_CD
another_DT
._.
at_IN
first_OD
glance_NN
,_,
you_PP
might_MD
think_VB
emotion_NN
is_BEZ
lost_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
ending_NN
scenes_NNS
because_CS
you_PP
haven't_HV
gotten_VBN
to_IN
know_VB
the_DT
characters_NNS
well_RB
enough_RB
to_IN
sympathize_JJ
-_-
then_RB
you_PP
realize_VB
that_CS
just_RB
might_MD
be_BE
the_DT
point_NN
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
you_PP
do_DO
feel_VB
the_DT
pain_NN
._.
the_DT
acting_JJ
by_IN
all_PDT
is_BEZ
quite_RB
good_JJ
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
particularly_RB
liked_VBD
elijah_NP
wood_NN
._.
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
to_TO
be_BE
receiving_VBG
as_IN
much_DT
recognition_NN
as_IN
the_DT
others_NNS
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
still_RB
found_VBD
him_PP
to_IN
possess_VB
quite_RB
a_DT
real_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
._.
christina_FW
ricci_NP
is_BEZ
being_BEG
acclaimed_VBN
for_IN
her_PP$
part_NN
as_IN
the_DT
misguided_JJ
teenage_JJ
temptress_NN
who_WP
looks_VBZ
for_IN
something_PN
more_DT
to_TO
her_PP$
life_NN
in_IN
the_DT
pants_NNS
of_IN
every_DT
available_JJ
boy_NN
._.
still_RB
,_,
i_PP
say_VB
hats_NNS
off_IN
remain_VB
to_IN
wood_NN
,_,
joan_NP
allen_NP
's_POS
subtle_JJ
but_CC
believable_JJ
performance_NN
as_IN
a_DT
lonely_JJ
,_,
unappreciated_VBN
wife_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
always_RB
excellent_JJ
kevin_NP
kline_NP
._.
tobey_NP
maguire_NP
did_DOD
a_DT
fine_JJ
job_NN
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
character_NN
which_WDT
,_,
perhaps_RB
,_,
was_BEDZ
the_DT
most_DT
intact_JJ
,_,
sensible_JJ
person_NN
in_IN
the_DT
story_NN
,_,
seemed_VBD
a_DT
little_JJ
lost_JJ
._.
he_PP
was_BEDZ
needed_VBN
,_,
but_CC
perhaps_RB
he_PP
should've_???
been_BEN
used_JJ
more_DT
._.
the_DT
ice_NN
storm_NN
is_BEZ
being_BEG
hailed_VBN
by_IN
many_DT
as_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
._.
i_PP
hate_VB
to_TO
say_VB
that_DT
i_PP
don't_DO
agree_VB
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
don't_DO
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
i_PP
can_MD
think_VB
of_IN
many_DT
other_JJ
films_NNS
that_CS
i_PP
would_MD
rank_VB
higher_JJR
than_CS
this_DT
one_CD
._.
even_RB
so_RB
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
film_NN
._.
it_PP
takes_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
retrospect_NN
to_IN
fully_RB
appreciate_VB
it_PP
's_BEZ
art_NN
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
you_PP
finally_RB
start_VB
seeing_VBG
things_NNS
in_IN
it_PP
that_CS
you_PP
didn't_DOD
before_IN
,_,
you_PP
start_VB
to_TO
grow_VB
even_RB
fonder_NN
of_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
story_NN
._.
perhaps_RB
this_DT
is_BEZ
one_CD
to_IN
see_NN
,_,
ponder_VB
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
watch_VB
again_RB
with_IN
different_JJ
eyes_NNS
._.