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jake_NP
kasdan_NP
,_,
son_NN
of_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
screenwriters_NNS
around_IN
,_,
breaks_NNS
into_IN
filmmaking_VBG
by_IN
writing_NN
and_CC
directing_VBG
this_DT
hard-to-categorize_JJ
detective_NN
story_NN
:_:
part_NN
mystery_NN
,_,
part_NN
comedy_NN
,_,
part_NN
character_NN
study_NN
and_CC
part_NN
romance_NN
._.
for_IN
the_DT
most_DT
part_NN
,_,
kasdan_NP
manages_VBZ
to_IN
combine_NN
the_DT
genres_NNS
successfully_RB
and_CC
create_VB
a_DT
captivating_JJ
film_NN
._.
daryl_NP
zero_NN
(_(
bill_NN
pullman_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
modern_JJ
day_NN
sherlock_NN
holmes_NP
._.
the_DT
parallel_JJ
is_BEZ
present_JJ
down_IN
to_IN
his_PP$
love_NN
of_IN
music_NN
(_(
though_CS
zero_NN
plays_VBZ
the_DT
guitar_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
the_DT
violin_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
addiction_NN
to_IN
drugs_NNS
(_(
amphetamines_NNS
,_,
rather_RB
than_CS
morphine_NN
)_)
._.
he_PP
even_RB
titles_NNS
his_PP$
cases_NNS
with_IN
such_DT
sherlockian_JJ
epigrams_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
case_NN
of_IN
the_DT
mismatched_JJ
shoelaces_NNS
,_,
the_DT
case_NN
about_IN
the_DT
man_NN
who_WP
lied_VBD
about_IN
his_PP$
age_NN
,_,
or_CC
the_DT
case_NN
of_IN
the_DT
hired_JJ
gun_NN
who_WP
made_VBD
way_NN
way_NN
too_RB
many_DT
mistakes_NNS
._.
however_RB
zero_CD
's_POS
observance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
fine_JJ
art_NN
of_IN
detachment_NN
,_,
though_CS
it_PP
makes_VBZ
him_PP
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
private_JJ
investigator_NN
,_,
makes_VBZ
him_PP
somewhat_RB
of_IN
a_DT
self-imposed_JJ
outcast_NN
in_IN
society_NN
._.
he_PP
could_MD
do_DO
nothing_PN
without_IN
the_DT
legwork_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
trusty_JJ
assistant_NN
dr_NN
._.
watson_NP
,_,
i_PP
mean_VB
steve_NP
arlo_???
(_(
ben_NP
stiller_NN
)_)
._.
arlo_???
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
happy_JJ
with_IN
his_PP$
job_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
thrilled_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
around_IN
zero_NN
's_POS
brilliance_NN
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
bizarre_JJ
behavior_JJ
,_,
and_CC
strange_JJ
requests_NNS
,_,
are_BER
frustrating_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
former_DT
lawyer_NN
._.
and_CC
they're_???
even_JJ
more_DT
so_RB
to_IN
his_PP$
girlfriend_NN
,_,
jess_???
(_)
angela_NP
featherstone_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
fed_VBN
up_RP
that_CS
her_PP
boyfriend_NN
's_POS
boss_NN
means_NN
more_DT
to_IN
arlo_???
than_CS
her_PP$
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
situation_NN
when_CS
a_DT
new_JJ
case_NN
comes_VBZ
knocking_VBG
._.
gregory_NP
stark_NP
(_(
ryan_NP
o'neill_NP
)_)
hires_NNS
zero_CD
to_IN
find_NN
his_PP$
lost_JJ
keys_NNS
._.
it_PP
seems_VBZ
that_CS
he_PP
kept_VBD
a_DT
safety_NN
deposit_NN
box_NN
key_NN
on_IN
the_DT
ring_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
box_NN
apparently_RB
contains_VBZ
some_DT
incriminating_JJ
evidence_NN
._.
now_RB
,_,
stark_JJ
is_BEZ
being_BEG
blackmailed_VBN
,_,
and_CC
needs_NNS
to_IN
reclaim_VB
his_PP$
key_JJ
before_IN
the_DT
nightmare_NN
can_MD
end_VB
._.
to_IN
solve_VB
this_RB
case_NN
,_,
zero_NN
reluctantly_RB
crawls_VBZ
out_RP
of_IN
his_PP$
shell_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
vulnerable_JJ
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
this_DT
time_NN
he_PP
falls_VBZ
for_IN
charms_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
wily_JJ
paramedic_JJ
,_,
gloria_NP
sullivan_NP
(_(
kim_???
dickens_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
may_MD
be_BE
involved_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
blackmail_NN
scheme_NN
._.
for_IN
the_DT
first_OD
time_NN
,_,
zero_NN
has_HVZ
to_TO
question_VB
his_PP$
own_DT
objectivity_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
finds_VBZ
his_PP$
client_NN
less_DT
and_CC
less_RBR
sympathetic_JJ
._.
zero_NN
effect_NN
is_BEZ
weakest_JJS
in_IN
its_PP$
obviously_RB
"_"
wacky_JJ
"_"
scenes_NNS
depicting_VBG
daryl_NP
zero_NN
's_POS
odd_JJ
behavior_JJ
._.
such_DT
scenes_NNS
might_MD
be_BE
appropriate_JJ
in_IN
an_DT
out-and-out_NN
satire_NN
,_,
making_VBG
zero_NN
an_DT
ace_NN
ventura-ish_JJ
character_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
much_RB
meatier_RBR
movie_NN
in_IN
here_RB
._.
._.
._.
it_NN
just_RB
takes_VBZ
a_DT
while_NN
to_IN
get_VB
out_RP
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
to_TO
say_VB
that_DT
there_RB
's_POS
not_XNOT
a_DT
place_NN
for_IN
humor_NN
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
scenes_NNS
are_BER
ben_NP
stiller_NN
's_POS
wonderfully_RB
underplayed_VBN
comic_NN
moments_NNS
of_IN
absolute_JJ
disgust_NN
and_CC
frustration_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
employer_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
over-the-top_NN
scenes_NNS
never_RB
quite_RB
gel_NN
with_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
aren't_BER
funny_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
stand_VB
on_IN
their_PP$
own_DT
._.
once_RB
the_DT
investigation_NN
is_BEZ
underway_RB
,_,
however_RB
,_,
zero_NN
's_POS
brilliance_NN
really_RB
begins_VBZ
to_IN
shine_NN
._.
his_PP$
lightning_NN
quick_JJ
inferences_NNS
are_BER
as_IN
fascinating_JJ
as_CS
many_DT
of_IN
sherlock_NP
's_POS
own_DT
._.
as_CS
the_DT
mystery_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
unfold_VB
,_,
zero_NN
's_POS
deductions_NNS
lead_VB
the_DT
plot_NN
in_IN
interesting_JJ
directions_NNS
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
lose_VB
the_DT
viewer_NN
._.
zero_NN
effect_NN
works_NN
well_RB
during_IN
its_PP$
romantic_JJ
scenes_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
._.
zero_NN
's_POS
relationship_NN
with_IN
gloria_NP
is_BEZ
low-key_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
hits_VBZ
all_PDT
the_DT
right_NN
notes_NNS
._.
however_RB
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
always_RB
kept_VBN
distant_JJ
from_IN
gloria_NP
's_POS
character_NN
._.
she_PP
's_BEZ
given_VBN
plenty_PN
of_IN
development_NN
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
never_RB
understand_VB
what_WDT
she_PP
is_BEZ
thinking_VBG
._.
perhaps_RB
that_CS
may_MD
be_BE
intentional_JJ
:_:
to_IN
place_NN
the_DT
audience_NN
in_IN
zero_NN
's_POS
zone_NN
of_IN
detachment_NN
._.
but_CC
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
whole_JJ
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
frustrating_JJ
._.
bill_NN
pullman_NN
,_,
when_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
spacing_NN
out_RP
,_,
creates_VBZ
a_DT
vibrant_JJ
character_NN
in_IN
daryl_NP
zero_CD
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
one_CD
moment_NN
when_CS
zero_NN
briefly_RB
connects_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
world_NN
which_WDT
he_PP
has_HVZ
managed_VBN
to_IN
detach_NN
from_IN
for_IN
many_DT
years_NNS
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
shockingly_RB
moving_VBG
._.
._.
._.
expressing_VBG
a_DT
seriousness_NN
that_CS
heretofore_IN
was_BEDZ
unassociated_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
character_NN
,_,
but_CC
one_CD
which_WDT
fits_VBZ
in_IN
well_RB
._.
and_CC
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
sometimes_RB
hard_JJ
to_IN
take_VB
a_NP
detective_NN
called_VBN
"_"
zero_NN
"_"
seriously_RB
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
at_IN
this_DT
moment_NN
that_CS
the_DT
viewer_NN
understands_VBZ
the_DT
meaning_NN
behind_IN
the_DT
name_NN
._.
although_CS
zero_NN
effect_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
bit_NN
awkward_JJ
in_IN
places_NNS
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
strong_JJ
debut_NN
for_IN
kasdan_NP
,_,
and_CC
shows_VBZ
great_JJ
promise_NN
._.