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"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
represents_VBZ
a_DT
solid_JJ
breakthrough_NN
in_IN
the_DT
recent_JJ
onslaught_NN
of_IN
science-fiction_NP
films_NNS
--_???
it_NN
's_HVZ
a_DT
genre_NN
picture_NN
that_CS
doesn't_DOZ
rely_VB
on_IN
alien_NN
creatures_NNS
or_CC
loud_JJ
explosions_NNS
to_IN
tell_VB
its_PP$
story_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
takes_VBZ
place_NN
in_IN
a_DT
futuristic_JJ
world_NN
where_CS
babies_NNS
are_BER
created_VBN
through_IN
genetic_JJ
tampering_NN
and_CC
not_XNOT
sexual_JJ
reproduction_NN
._.
this_DT
allows_VBZ
parents_NNS
to_IN
predetermine_JJ
what_WDT
kind_NN
of_IN
eye_NN
color_NN
,_,
intelligence_NN
and_CC
life_NN
span_NN
they'd_???
like_RB
for_IN
their_PP$
child_NN
,_,
and_CC
also_RB
eliminates_VBZ
most_DT
pesky_NN
chances_NNS
of_IN
health_NN
defects_NNS
._.
those_DT
made_VBD
the_DT
old-fashioned_JJ
way_NN
are_BER
labeled_VBN
as_IN
"_"
in-valids_NNS
"_"
and_CC
confined_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
lower_JJR
rung_VBN
of_IN
society_NN
._.
vincent_NP
freeman_NN
(_(
ethan_NP
hawke_???
)_(
is_BEZ
one_CD
such_DT
person_NN
,_,
born_VBN
not_XNOT
too_RB
long_JJ
before_IN
the_DT
genetic_JJ
process_NN
was_BEDZ
perfected_VBN
and_CC
forced_VBN
to_IN
grow_VB
up_RP
in_IN
a_DT
home_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
petrie_NP
dish-molded_VBD
younger_JJR
brother_NN
anton_NP
._.
fed_VBN
up_RP
with_IN
being_BEG
second-rate_JJ
and_CC
enchanted_JJ
by_IN
dreams_NNS
of_IN
one_CD
day_NN
traveling_NN
through_IN
space_NN
,_,
vincent_NP
leaves_NNS
home_NN
and_CC
takes_VBZ
a_DT
janitorial_JJ
position_NN
at_IN
the_DT
gattaca_NP
aerospace_NN
corporation_NN
._.
everyday_JJ
,_,
he_PP
watches_VBZ
as_CS
"_"
superior_JJ
"_"
folk_NN
make_VB
his_PP$
fantasy_NN
a_DT
reality_NN
._.
determined_VBN
to_IN
do_DO
the_DT
same_DT
,_,
vincent_NP
meets_VBZ
a_DT
dna_???
broker_NN
(_(
tony_NP
shalhoub_???
in_CD
a_NP
funny_JJ
cameo_???
)_(
who_NP
sells_VBZ
fake_JJ
identities_NNS
to_IN
in-valids_NNS
._.
his_PP$
counterpart_NN
for_IN
this_DT
scam_???
is_BEZ
jerome_NP
morrow_NN
(_(
jude_NP
law_NN
)_)
,_,
an_DT
ex-athlete_JJ
left_JJ
paralyzed_JJ
in_IN
an_DT
accident_NN
and_CC
confined_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
wheelchair_NN
for_IN
life_NN
._.
for_IN
a_DT
price_NN
and_CC
the_DT
promise_NN
of_IN
a_DT
caretaker_NN
,_,
jerome_NP
supplies_NNS
vincent_NP
with_IN
his_PP$
identity_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
blood_NN
,_,
skin_NN
and_CC
urine_NN
samples_NNS
for_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
those_DT
pesky_NN
on-the-job_JJ
tests_NNS
and_CC
physical_JJ
examinations_NNS
--_???
this_DT
future_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
where_CS
employees_NNS
clock_NN
in_IN
by_IN
pricking_VBG
their_PP$
fingers_NNS
instead_RB
of_IN
punching_VBG
a_DT
time_NN
card_NN
._.
because_CS
of_IN
his_PP$
drastically_RB
improved_JJ
status_NN
,_,
vincent_NP
is_BEZ
quickly_RB
propelled_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
high_JJ
position_NN
in_IN
gattaca_NP
,_,
and_CC
catches_VBZ
the_DT
eye_NN
of_IN
comely_RB
co-worker_NN
irene_NN
(_(
uma_???
thurman_JJ
)_(
on_IN
the_DT
way_NN
--_???
obsessed_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
own_DT
minor_JJ
heart_NN
defect_NN
,_,
she_PP
's_BEZ
enamored_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
flawless_JJ
persona_NP
she_PP
doesn't_DOZ
know_VB
is_BEZ
a_DT
lie_NN
._.
but_CC
on_IN
the_DT
figurative_JJ
eve_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
upcoming_NN
planetary_NN
departure_NN
,_,
the_DT
mission_NN
director_NN
is_BEZ
murdered_JJ
._.
two_CD
ardent_JJ
detectives_NNS
(_(
alan_NP
arkin_NP
and_CC
billy_NP
bathgate_NN
's_POS
loren_NNS
dean_NP
)_)
determine_VB
the_DT
killer_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
the_DT
inside_NN
of_IN
gattaca_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
sole_JJ
clue_NN
they_PP
find_VB
at_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
scene_NN
--_???
one_CD
of_IN
vincent_NP
's_POS
eyelashes_NNS
--_???
threatens_VBZ
to_TO
blow_VB
vincent_NP
's_POS
cover_NN
and_CC
derail_NN
his_PP$
goal_NN
._.
even_RB
if_CS
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
were_BED
dramatically_RB
empty_JJ
,_,
it_PP
would_MD
still_RB
boast_VB
a_DT
sublime_NN
set_NN
of_IN
production_NN
credentials_NNS
--_???
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
look_NN
is_BEZ
dazzling_JJ
without_IN
ever_RB
being_BEG
flashy_JJ
._.
first-time_JJ
director_NN
/_SYM
writer_NN
andrew_NP
niccol_NN
(_(
he_PP
also_RB
wrote_VBD
the_DT
screenplay_NN
for_IN
the_DT
upcoming_NN
jim_NP
carrey_NP
drama_NN
"_"
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
"_"
)_)
demonstrates_VBZ
a_DT
keen_JJ
eye_NN
for_IN
the_DT
stylish_JJ
;_;
his_PP$
collaboration_NN
with_IN
cinematographer_NN
slawomir_NP
idziak_NP
,_,
production_NN
designer_NN
jan_NP
roelfs_???
and_CC
costume_NN
designer_NN
colleen_NP
atwood_NP
result_NN
in_IN
a_DT
sophisticated_JJ
composition_NN
that_CS
emanates_VBZ
classy_JJ
,_,
retro_JJ
ambiance_NN
._.
an_DT
opening_NN
credits_NNS
sequence_NN
--_???
where_CS
skin_NN
,_,
nail_NN
and_CC
hair_NN
fragments_NNS
fall_VB
in_IN
slow-motion_NP
through_IN
a_DT
colored_JJ
camera_NN
lens_NN
--_???
displays_NNS
these_DT
combined_JJ
talents_NNS
uncannily_RB
._.
niccol_NN
even_RB
utilizes_VBZ
voice-over_RB
narration_NP
(_(
a_DT
device_NN
almost_RB
always_RB
poorly-employed_VBN
)_)
in_IN
an_DT
effective_JJ
way_NN
._.
when_CS
it_PP
comes_VBZ
to_IN
acting_VBG
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
flawless_JJ
._.
ethan_NP
hawke_???
does_DOZ
magnificent_JJ
work_NN
,_,
proving_VBG
his_PP$
ability_NN
to_IN
carry_VB
a_NP
film_NN
and_CC
reaffirming_VBG
his_PP$
enormously_RB
high_JJ
charisma_NN
level_NN
._.
his_PP$
chemistry_NN
with_IN
thurman_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
bit_NN
on_IN
the_DT
icy_JJ
side_NN
,_,
but_CC
needfully_RB
so_RB
,_,
adding_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
setting_NN
's_POS
clinical_JJ
chill_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
bitter_JJ
jerome_NP
,_,
jude_NP
law_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
star-making_NN
presence_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
his_PP$
scenes_NNS
with_IN
hawke_???
that_CS
give_VB
the_DT
movie_NN
its_PP$
fine_JJ
emotional_JJ
core_NN
._.
in_IN
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
's_BEZ
series_NN
of_IN
final_JJ
shots_NNS
,_,
the_DT
fates_NNS
of_IN
vincent_NP
and_CC
jerome_NP
are_BER
superimposed_JJ
over_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
effect_NN
is_BEZ
sad_JJ
,_,
lyrical_JJ
and_CC
beautiful_JJ
._.
things_NNS
get_VB
a_DT
little_JJ
strange_JJ
as_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
nears_NNS
its_PP$
climax_NN
,_,
when_CS
vincent_NP
's_POS
relationship_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
brother_NN
comes_VBZ
back_RP
into_IN
view_NN
._.
the_DT
big_JJ
dramatic_JJ
culmination_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
swim_NN
race_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
somewhat_RB
silly_JJ
albeit_CS
beautifully_RB
photographed_VBN
._.
still_RB
,_,
the_DT
single_JJ
most_DT
surprising_JJ
aspect_NN
of_IN
gattaca_NP
is_BEZ
its_PP$
use_NN
of_IN
backdrop_NN
--_???
it_NN
's_HVZ
successful_JJ
sci-fi_???
without_IN
showy_JJ
special_JJ
effects_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
crisp_NN
thriller_NN
with_IN
character-driven_JJ
thrills_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
futuristic_JJ
fable_NN
without_IN
blood_NN
and_CC
guts_NNS
._.
even_RB
its_PP$
murder_NN
mystery_NN
is_BEZ
relegated_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
secondary_JJ
subplot_NN
,_,
ensuring_VBG
that_CS
a_DT
smart_JJ
story_NN
about_IN
smart_JJ
people_NN
and_CC
smart_JJ
science_NN
takes_VBZ
center_NN
stage_NN
._.
although_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
portrayal_NN
of_IN
the_DT
upcoming_NN
century_NN
is_BEZ
grim_JJ
,_,
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
serves_VBZ
up_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
thought-provoking_NN
societal_NN
forecasts_NNS
ever_RB
depicted_VBN
on_IN
film_NN
._.
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