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in_IN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
muse_NN
"_"
albert_NP
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phillips_NP
,_,
a_DT
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winning_VBG
a_DT
humanitarian_JJ
award_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
work_NN
is_BEZ
dumped_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
studio_NN
._.
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agent_NN
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agree_VB
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them_PP
._.
he_PP
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original_JJ
and_CC
quick_JJ
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his_PP$
career_NN
will_MD
be_BE
over_IN
._.
so_RB
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turns_VBZ
to_IN
his_PP$
"_"
best_JJS
"_"
friend_NN
,_,
jack_NP
(_(
jeff_NP
bridges_NNS
)_)
another_DT
screenwriter_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
enjoyed_VBN
success_NN
after_IN
success_NN
._.
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way_NN
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jack_NP
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steven_NP
sees_VBZ
jack_NP
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an_DT
attractive_JJ
woman_NN
(_(
sharon_NP
stone_NN
)_)
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a_DT
cab_???
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an_DT
affair_NN
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,_,
jack_NP
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this_DT
mystery_NN
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,_,
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
a_DT
muse_NN
,_,
a_DT
mythological_JJ
figure_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
believed_VBN
to_IN
have_HV
inspired_VBN
all_PDT
creativity_NN
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
helped_VBN
him_PP
garner_NP
his_PP$
success_NN
._.
"_"
she_PP
doesn't_DOZ
do_DO
any_DT
actual_JJ
writing_NN
,_,
"_"
he_PP
is_BEZ
told_VBN
,_,
"_"
but_CC
inspires_VBZ
you_PP
._.
"_"
steven_NP
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excited_JJ
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what_WDT
he_PP
's_BEZ
hearing_VBG
and_CC
asks_NNS
jack_NP
to_IN
call_NN
her_PP
up_RP
to_IN
see_NN
if_CS
she'll_???
take_VB
steven_NP
on_IN
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a_DT
new_JJ
client_NN
._.
jack_NP
arranges_NNS
a_DT
meeting_NN
between_IN
the_DT
two_CD
and_CC
suggests_VBZ
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steven_NP
bring_VB
her_PP$
a_DT
present_JJ
,_,
preferably_RB
something_PN
from_IN
tiffany_NN
's_POS
._.
after_IN
the_DT
meeting_NN
the_DT
muse_NN
,_,
sarah_NP
decides_VBZ
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take_VB
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steven_NP
,_,
but_CC
at_IN
a_DT
price_NN
:_:
she_PP
wants_VBZ
a_DT
suite_NN
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the_DT
four_CD
seasons_NNS
and_CC
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steven_NP
to_IN
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her_PP$
(_(
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her_PP$
salads_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
middle_NN
of_IN
the_DT
night_NN
._.
)_)
steven_NP
's_POS
wife_NN
(_(
andy_NP
macdowell_NP
)_)
sees_VBZ
him_PP
at_IN
a_DT
food_NN
store_NN
and_CC
questions_NNS
him_PP
about_RB
why_WRB
he_PP
has_HVZ
tampons_NNS
in_IN
his_PP$
wagon_NN
._.
steven_NP
confesses_NNS
everything_PN
and_CC
,_,
although_CS
at_IN
first_OD
suspicious_JJ
,_,
she_PP
later_RBR
allows_VBZ
sarah_NP
to_IN
move_NN
into_IN
their_PP$
guest_NN
room_NN
and_CC
eventually_RB
into_IN
their_PP$
life_NN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
question_NN
for_IN
steven_NP
is_BEZ
if_CS
the_DT
muse_NN
is_BEZ
worth_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
trouble_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
going_VBG
through_IN
for_IN
her_PP$
._.
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
a_DT
question_NN
only_RB
time_NN
will_MD
tell_VB
._.
"_"
the_DT
muse_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
albert_NP
brooks_NP
'_"
sixth_OD
film_NN
as_IN
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
/_SYM
actor_NN
(_(
he_PP
co-wrote_VB
with_IN
monica_NP
johnson_NP
)_)
and_CC
although_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
movie_NN
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
up_RP
to_IN
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
best_JJS
works_NN
(_(
"_"
defending_NN
your_PP$
life_NN
"_"
and_CC
"_"
mother_NN
"_"
)_)
._.
the_DT
problem_NN
lies_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
script_NN
,_,
and_CC
for_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
that_CS
relies_VBZ
on_IN
its_PP$
dialogue_NN
for_IN
its_PP$
humor_NN
,_,
there_EX
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nearly_RB
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many_DT
laughs_NNS
as_IN
they_PP
are_BER
chuckles_NNS
despite_IN
a_DT
few_DT
good_JJ
one-liners_NNS
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
great_JJ
premise_NN
but_CC
doesn't_DOZ
deliver_VB
up_RP
to_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
full_JJ
potential_NN
._.
but_CC
,_,
i_PP
like_VB
albert_NP
brooks_NP
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
and_CC
i_PP
think_VB
that_CS
we_PP
can_MD
all_PDT
identify_VB
with_IN
steven_NP
phillips_NP
a_DT
little_JJ
bit_NN
._.
he_PP
may_MD
whine_VB
and_CC
complain_VB
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
just_RB
wants_VBZ
to_IN
support_NN
his_PP$
family_NN
and_CC
be_BE
happy_JJ
._.
and_CC
i_PP
like_VB
sharon_NP
stone_NN
in_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
too_RB
;_;
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
nice_JJ
change_NN
of_IN
pace_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
._.
and_CC
i_PP
also_RB
enjoyed_VBD
the_DT
cameos_NNS
featuring_VBG
the_DT
likes_NNS
of_IN
rob_NP
reiner_NN
,_,
james_NP
cameron_NP
and_CC
martin_NP
scorsese_JJ
._.
and_CC
although_CS
"_"
the_DT
muse_NN
"_"
doesn't_DOZ
have_HV
as_CS
much_DT
to_IN
say_NN
about_IN
hollywood_NP
as_IN
robert_NP
altman_NN
's_POS
"_"
the_DT
player_NN
"_"
i_PP
still_RB
left_VBD
the_DT
theater_NN
feeling_NN
good_JJ
._.
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
something_PN
i_CD
wish_NN
i_PP
got_VBD
out_RP
of_IN
more_DT
movies_NNS
._.