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sometimes_RB
you_PP
just_RB
have_HV
to_TO
tip_VB
your_PP$
hat_NN
to_IN
a_DT
film_NN
._.
sometimes_RB
you_PP
just_RB
have_HV
to_TO
jump_VB
on_IN
the_DT
bandwagon_NN
and_CC
enjoy_VB
the_DT
ride_NN
._.
i_PP
saw_VBD
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
with_IN
an_DT
audience_NN
full_JJ
of_IN
teenagers_NNS
,_,
most_DT
of_IN
whom_WP
were_BED
no_DT
doubt_NN
drawn_VBN
by_IN
ace_NN
ventura_NN
himself_PPX
and_CC
hoping_VBG
to_IN
see_NN
his_PP$
latest_JJS
take_VB
on_IN
fart_NN
jokes_NNS
._.
surprised_JJ
,_,
they_PP
may_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
,_,
when_CS
they_PP
realized_VBD
that_CS
this_DT
picture_NN
actually_RB
had_HVD
something_PN
to_TO
say_VB
._.
but_CC
by_IN
the_DT
attentiveness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
crowd_NN
i'd_???
say_NN
they_PP
were_BED
won_VBN
over_IN
-_-
as_IN
was_BEDZ
i_CD
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
tell_VB
yet_RB
if_CS
truman_NP
really_RB
is_BEZ
that_DT
good_JJ
,_,
or_CC
if_CS
it_PP
only_RB
seems_VBZ
that_CS
good_JJ
in_IN
comparison_NN
to_IN
the_DT
awful_JJ
mountain_NN
of_IN
crap_NN
spewed_VBN
forth_RB
from_IN
the_DT
bowls_NNS
of_IN
hollywood_NP
so_RB
far_RB
this_DT
year_NN
._.
time_NN
alone_RB
will_MD
make_VB
that_DT
call_NN
._.
but_CC
by_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
we_PP
were_BED
all_PDT
on_IN
truman_NP
burbank_NP
's_POS
side_NN
._.
we_PP
were_BED
concerned_JJ
for_IN
his_PP$
well-being_NN
,_,
and_CC
wanted_VBD
him_PP
to_IN
win_NN
._.
that_CS
we_PP
felt_VBD
as_IN
we_PP
did_DOD
is_BEZ
a_DT
tribute_NN
both_RB
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
and_CC
to_IN
jim_NP
carrey_NP
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
achieved_VBN
legitimacy_NN
at_IN
last_OD
._.
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
best_RBS
viewed_VBD
cold_JJ
,_,
with_IN
as_IN
little_DT
foreknowledge_NN
as_IN
possible_JJ
about_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
unless_CS
you're_???
under_IN
a_NN
media_NN
blackout_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
you_PP
probably_RB
know_VB
the_DT
basics_NNS
._.
carrey_NP
stars_NNS
as_IN
truman_NP
burbank_NP
,_,
a_DT
capra-esque_NN
everyman_NN
insurance_NN
agent_NN
living_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
beautiful_JJ
wife_NN
meryl_NP
(_(
laura_NN
linney_NN
)_)
in_IN
the_DT
south_NN
florida_NP
island_NN
town_NN
of_IN
seahaven_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
looks_VBZ
like_IN
michael_NP
eisner_NN
's_POS
idea_NN
of_IN
the_DT
perfect_JJ
american_JJ
small_JJ
town_NN
._.
truman_NP
would_MD
seem_VB
to_IN
live_JJ
the_DT
perfect_JJ
middle_NN
class_NN
lifestyle_NN
,_,
complete_JJ
with_IN
a_DT
working_JJ
wife_NN
,_,
a_DT
best_JJS
bud_NN
,_,
friendly_JJ
neighbors_NNS
and_CC
interesting_JJ
co-workers_NNS
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
tragedy_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
past_NN
-_-
his_PP$
father_NN
drowned_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
horrible_JJ
boating_NN
accident_NN
,_,
leaving_VBG
truman_NP
with_IN
a_DT
dreadful_JJ
fear_NN
of_IN
water_NN
,_,
and_CC
of_IN
travel_NN
in_IN
general_JJ
-_-
but_CC
overall_JJ
,_,
life_NN
is_BEZ
good_JJ
._.
but_CC
then_RB
one_CD
day_NN
as_IN
truman_NP
leaves_NNS
his_PP$
house_NN
for_IN
work_NN
,_,
a_DT
klieg_???
light_NN
falls_NNS
magically_RB
from_IN
the_DT
sky_NN
._.
this_DT
curious_JJ
event_NN
may_MD
lead_VB
truman_NP
to_IN
discover_VB
what_WDT
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
already_RB
knows_VBZ
:_:
that_DT
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
prisoner_NN
on_IN
the_DT
world_NN
's_POS
biggest_JJS
soundstage_NN
,_,
that_CS
his_PP$
wife_NN
,_,
friends_NNS
and_CC
relatives_NNS
are_BER
all_PDT
actors_NNS
paid_VBN
to_IN
interact_VB
with_IN
him_PP
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
his_PP$
life_NN
has_HVZ
,_,
for_IN
over_IN
000_CD
,_,
000_CD
days_NNS
,_,
been_BEN
broadcast_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
world_NN
's_POS
most_DT
popular_JJ
television_NN
program_NN
._.
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
the_DT
first_OD
hour_NN
of_IN
truman_NP
so_RB
enjoyable_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
magical_JJ
verisimilitude_NN
painstakingly_RB
constructed_VBN
by_IN
niccol_NN
and_CC
weir_NP
._.
the_DT
soundstage_NN
,_,
we're_???
told_VBD
,_,
is_BEZ
"_"
only_RB
the_DT
second_NN
man-made_JJ
structure_NN
visible_JJ
from_IN
space_NN
._.
"_"
truman_NP
's_POS
movements_NNS
are_BER
tracked_VBN
ceaselessly_RB
by_IN
000_CD
,_,
000_CD
cameras_NNS
scattered_VBN
throughout_IN
the_DT
town_NN
:_:
button_NN
cams_???
,_,
dashboard_NN
cams_???
,_,
mirror_NN
cams_???
,_,
wife_NN
cams_???
,_,
big_JJ
cams_???
and_CC
small_JJ
cams_???
._.
weir_NP
cuts_NNS
the_DT
film_NN
so_RB
we're_???
never_RB
quite_RB
sure_JJ
if_CS
we're_???
watching_VBG
truman_NP
through_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
of_IN
director_NN
weir_NP
or_CC
through_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
's_POS
omnipotent_NN
creator_NN
christof_???
(_(
ed_NN
harris_NP
)_)
who_WP
oversees_VBZ
the_DT
show_NN
from_IN
a_DT
control_NN
room_NN
built_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
man-made_JJ
moon_NN
in_IN
seahaven_JJ
's_POS
sky_NN
._.
the_DT
second_NN
act_NN
offers_VBZ
a_DT
plethora_NN
of_IN
clues_NNS
for_IN
truman_NP
as_IN
to_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
existence_NN
._.
his_PP$
best_JJS
friend_NN
marlon_NP
(_(
noah_NP
emmerich_NP
)_)
always_RB
has_HVZ
a_DT
six_CD
pack_NN
of_IN
beer_NN
with_IN
him_PP
._.
his_PP$
wife_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
exist_VB
in_IN
an_DT
eternal_JJ
commercial_JJ
in_IN
which_WDT
she_PP
is_BEZ
always_RB
endorsing_VBG
the_DT
latest_JJS
hot_JJ
household_NN
product_NN
._.
he_PP
sees_VBZ
the_DT
same_DT
people_NN
walking_NN
in_IN
the_DT
same_DT
set_NN
patterns_NNS
all_PDT
over_IN
town_NN
._.
one_CD
wonders_NNS
why_WRB
he_PP
didn't_DOD
pick_VB
up_RP
on_IN
any_DT
of_IN
this_DT
earlier_RBR
,_,
but_CC
christof_???
has_HVZ
an_DT
answer_NN
for_IN
this_DT
:_:
"_"
people_NN
tend_VB
to_IN
accept_VB
the_DT
reality_NN
with_IN
which_WDT
they're_???
presented_VBD
._.
"_"
nevertheless_RB
,_,
truman_NP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
grow_VB
restless_JJ
,_,
and_CC
dreams_NNS
of_IN
escape_NN
to_IN
fiji_NP
,_,
where_CS
an_DT
old_JJ
college_NN
sweetheart_NN
(_(
natasha_NP
mcelhone_NN
)_)
supposedly_RB
lives_VBZ
._.
this_DT
convincing_JJ
reality_NN
of_IN
television_NN
as_IN
progenitor_NN
of_IN
reality_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
magical_JJ
and_CC
provocative_JJ
concept_NN
;_;
the_DT
best_JJS
thing_NN
jim_NP
carrey_NP
does_DOZ
is_BEZ
stay_NN
out_RP
of_IN
its_PP$
way_NN
._.
by_IN
underplaying_VBG
truman_NP
,_,
he_PP
allows_VBZ
the_DT
subtle_JJ
manipulations_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
to_IN
take_VB
over_IN
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
particularly_RB
poignant_JJ
scene_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
truman_NP
confides_VBZ
his_PP$
fears_NNS
to_IN
marlon_NP
,_,
and_CC
marlon_NP
answers_NNS
with_IN
best-friend_NN
sincerity_NN
,_,
"_"
i'd_???
gladly_RB
step_NN
in_IN
front_NN
of_IN
a_DT
bus_NN
for_IN
you_PP
._.
"_"
but_CC
that_CS
line_NN
was_BEDZ
fed_VBN
to_IN
marlon_NP
through_IN
an_DT
earpiece_NN
by_IN
christof_???
._.
the_DT
abject_JJ
cruelty_NN
to_IN
which_WDT
truman_NP
is_BEZ
subjected_VBN
to_IN
hits_NNS
home_RB
-_-
and_CC
from_IN
that_DT
moment_NN
,_,
we're_???
on_IN
his_PP$
side_NN
._.
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
derives_VBZ
much_DT
of_IN
its_PP$
success_NN
from_IN
playing_VBG
to_IN
our_PP$
own_DT
secret_JJ
paranoid_JJ
fantasies_NNS
-_-
haven't_HV
we_PP
all_PDT
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
once_RB
,_,
doubted_VBD
our_PP$
place_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
doubted_VBD
the_DT
sincerity_NN
of_IN
those_DT
closest_JJS
to_IN
us_PP
?_?
ultimately_RB
,_,
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
picture_NN
rises_NNS
above_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
artifice_NN
to_IN
raise_VB
some_DT
real_JJ
questions_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
relationship_NN
of_IN
humankind_NN
and_CC
our_PP$
creator_NN
._.
what_WDT
does_DOZ
god_NN
really_RB
think_VB
of_IN
us_PP
?_?
does_DOZ
he_PP
resent_VB
our_PP$
abandonment_NN
of_IN
paradise_NN
?_?
who_NP
exactly_RB
is_BEZ
watching_VBG
us_PP
,_,
up_RP
there_RB
in_IN
the_DT
sky_NN
?_?
if_CS
you_PP
enjoy_VB
the_DT
picture_NN
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
i_PP
did_DOD
,_,
credit_NN
weir_NP
for_IN
allowing_VBG
the_DT
magic_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
screenplay_NN
to_IN
work_NN
._.
as_CS
for_IN
carrey_NP
-_-
well_RB
,_,
truman_NP
burbank_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
role_NN
that_CS
jimmy_NP
stewart_NP
was_BEDZ
born_VBN
to_IN
play_NN
._.
carrey_NP
is_BEZ
no_DT
jimmy_NP
stewart_NP
;_;
to_IN
his_PP$
credit_NN
,_,
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
try_VB
to_TO
be_BE
._.
he_PP
just_RB
tries_VBZ
to_IN
feel_NN
the_DT
way_NN
you_PP
or_CC
i_PP
would_MD
,_,
if_CS
we_PP
suddenly_RB
found_VBD
out_RP
that_CS
the_DT
whole_JJ
world_NN
was_BEDZ
watching_VBG
us_PP
._.