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jackie_NP
brown_NP
entered_VBD
theaters_NNS
with_IN
little_JJ
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and_CC
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
expectation_NN
._.
even_RB
though_CS
advance_NN
publicity_NN
on_IN
this_DT
one_CD
was_BEDZ
fairly_RB
limited_JJ
,_,
the_DT
audiences_NNS
waited_VBD
for_IN
the_DT
showings_NNS
with_IN
heightened_JJ
anticipation_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
,_,
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
the_DT
first_OD
movie_NN
quentin_NP
tarantino_NP
has_HVZ
directed_VBN
since_CS
the_DT
highly_RB
touted_VBN
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
._.
to_IN
say_NN
he_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
inactive_JJ
in_IN
between_IN
would_MD
be_BE
to_IN
tell_VB
a_NP
falsehood_NN
,_,
since_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
involved_VBN
in_IN
such_DT
projects_NNS
as_IN
destiny_NN
turns_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
radio_NN
,_,
desperado_NP
,_,
four_CD
rooms_NNS
,_,
and_CC
from_IN
dusk_NN
'til_???
dawn_NN
._.
he_PP
was_BEDZ
also_RB
called_VBN
in_IN
at_IN
the_DT
last_OD
minute_NN
to_IN
help_NN
punch_NN
up_RP
the_DT
screenplay_NN
for_IN
crimson_JJ
tide_NN
._.
(_)
i'm_???
willing_JJ
to_TO
wager_VB
the_DT
debate_NN
over_IN
which_WDT
silver_NN
surfer_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
true_JJ
silver_NN
surfer_NN
was_BEDZ
penned_VBN
by_IN
him_PP
._.
)_)
tarantino_NP
contributed_VBD
on_IN
and_CC
off_IN
screen_NN
to_IN
these_DT
films_NNS
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
took_VBD
the_DT
director_NN
's_POS
helm_???
._.
nearly_RB
four_CD
years_NNS
since_CS
gaining_VBG
notoriety_NN
on_IN
the_DT
hollywood_NP
scene_NN
and_CC
making_VBG
john_NP
travolta_???
a_NN
star_NN
once_RB
more_DT
,_,
tarantino_NP
returns_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
film_NN
he_PP
can_MD
call_VB
his_PP$
own_DT
._.
the_DT
film_NN
opens_VBZ
up_RP
with_IN
an_DT
homage_NN
to_IN
the_DT
graduate_NN
,_,
with_IN
jackie_NP
brown_NP
(_(
pam_NP
grier_NN
)_)
on_IN
one_CD
of_IN
those_DT
airport_NN
people_NN
movers_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
credits_NNS
are_BER
displayed_VBN
in_IN
front_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
._.
jackie_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
flight_NN
attendant_NN
for_IN
air_NN
cabo_NP
,_,
which_WDT
flies_VBZ
back_RP
and_CC
fourth_OD
between_IN
los_NP
angeles_NP
and_CC
cabo_NP
san_NP
lucas_NP
._.
this_DT
makes_VBZ
jackie_NP
a_DT
convenient_JJ
cash_NN
courier_NN
for_IN
gun_NN
dealer_NN
ordell_NP
robbi_NN
(_(
samuel_NP
l_NN
._.
jackson_NP
)_(
who_WP
is_BEZ
currently_RB
keeping_VBG
his_PP$
money_NN
stashed_VBD
in_IN
mexico_NP
._.
however_RB
,_,
while_CS
bringing_VBG
fifty_CD
thousand_NN
dollars_NNS
back_NN
into_IN
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
for_IN
ordell_NP
,_,
jackie_NP
is_BEZ
apprehended_VBN
by_IN
fbi_NP
agent_NN
mark_NN
dargus_NP
(_(
michael_NP
bowen_NP
)_)
and_CC
atf_???
agent_NN
ray_NP
nicolet_NP
(_(
michael_NP
keaton_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
catch_VB
her_PP$
not_XNOT
only_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
money_NN
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
a_DT
bonus_NN
of_IN
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
ounces_NNS
of_IN
illicit_JJ
drugs_NNS
._.
jackie_NP
didn't_DOD
know_VB
they_PP
were_BED
in_IN
the_DT
package_NN
with_IN
the_DT
cash_NN
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
of_IN
no_DT
consequence_NN
to_IN
the_DT
authorities_NNS
,_,
who_WP
threaten_VB
jackie_NP
with_IN
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
years_NNS
hard_JJ
time_NN
if_CS
convicted_JJ
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
dargus_NP
and_CC
nicolet_NP
are_BER
just_RB
using_VBG
the_DT
sentence_NN
to_IN
get_VB
jackie_NP
to_IN
turn_NN
over_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
fish_NN
,_,
ordell_NP
._.
ordell_NP
uses_VBZ
honest_JJ
bail_NN
bondsman_NN
max_NP
cherry_NP
(_(
robert_NP
forster_NP
)_)
to_IN
get_VB
jackie_NP
out_RP
of_IN
jail_NN
,_,
but_CC
while_CS
max_NP
is_BEZ
immediately_RB
attracted_VBN
to_IN
her_PP$
,_,
jackie_NP
is_BEZ
more_DT
concerned_JJ
about_IN
her_PP$
immediate_JJ
safety_NN
,_,
since_CS
ordell_NP
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the_DT
last_OD
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
operatives_NNS
who_WP
got_VBD
picked_VBN
up_RP
by_IN
the_DT
police_NNS
._.
sure_JJ
enough_RB
,_,
ordell_NP
shows_VBZ
up_RP
at_IN
jackie_NP
's_POS
apartment_NN
that_CS
evening_NN
and_CC
tries_VBZ
to_TO
silence_VB
jackie_NP
for_IN
good_JJ
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
"_"
borrows_VBZ
"_"
max_NP
's_POS
pistol_NN
and_CC
manages_VBZ
to_TO
turn_VB
the_DT
tables_NNS
on_IN
ordell_NP
._.
instead_RB
of_IN
closing_NN
the_DT
irony_NN
circle_NN
and_CC
relocating_VBG
a_DT
bullet_NN
from_IN
the_DT
pistol_NN
's_POS
chamber_NN
to_IN
ordell_NP
's_POS
head_NN
,_,
jackie_NP
proposes_VBZ
a_DT
deal_NN
._.
since_CS
ordell_NP
wants_VBZ
to_IN
get_VB
his_PP$
money_NN
out_RP
of_IN
mexico_NP
,_,
jackie_NP
will_MD
get_VB
back_RP
up_RP
to_IN
her_PP$
old_JJ
tricks_NNS
and_CC
be_BE
a_DT
courier_NN
for_IN
him_PP
once_RB
more_DT
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
time_NN
for_IN
a_DT
more_DT
substantial_JJ
fee_NN
:_:
fifteen_CD
percent_NN
of_IN
ordell_NP
's_POS
half_NN
million_NN
dollars_NNS
._.
with_IN
a_DT
gun_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
face_NN
,_,
how_WRB
can_MD
ordell_NP
not_XNOT
agree_VB
?_?
by_IN
itself_PPX
,_,
this_DT
premise_NN
might_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
interesting_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
carry_VB
the_DT
film_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
also_RB
introduced_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
number_NN
of_IN
double_JJ
crosses_NNS
which_WDT
make_VB
us_PP
pay_VB
attention_NN
and_CC
think_VB
._.
jackie_NP
claims_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
bringing_VBG
the_DT
money_NN
in_IN
for_IN
ordell_NP
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
's_BEZ
also_RB
making_VBG
a_DT
deal_NN
with_IN
the_DT
feds_???
as_IN
well_NN
as_IN
with_IN
max_NP
._.
the_DT
film_NN
throws_VBZ
us_PP
off_RP
every_DT
once_RB
in_IN
a_DT
while_NN
by_IN
leading_JJ
us_NP
to_IN
believe_VB
the_DT
deal_NN
we_PP
thought_VBD
was_BEDZ
authentic_JJ
is_BEZ
actually_RB
a_DT
sham_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
in_IN
no_DT
way_NN
done_DON
to_IN
the_DT
extent_NN
that_CS
we_PP
feel_VB
jerked_VBN
around_IN
._.
instead_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
actually_RB
a_DT
nice_JJ
departure_NN
from_IN
the_DT
predictability_NN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
prevalent_JJ
in_IN
so_RB
many_DT
of_IN
today_RB
's_POS
movies_NNS
._.
at_IN
least_DT
this_DT
film_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
little_JJ
imagination_NN
._.
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
performances_NNS
in_IN
jackie_NP
brown_NP
are_BER
above_IN
par_NN
._.
pam_NP
grier_NN
,_,
of_IN
whom_WP
i_PP
had_HVD
never_RB
taken_VBN
notice_NN
before_IN
,_,
plays_NNS
jackie_NP
with_IN
a_DT
mix_NN
of_IN
confidence_NN
and_CC
vulnerability_NN
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
her_PP$
character_NN
believable_JJ
._.
samuel_NP
l_NN
._.
jackson_NP
has_HVZ
a_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
mesmerizing_VBG
quality_NN
about_IN
him_PP
as_CS
he_PP
handles_VBZ
himself_PPX
in_IN
situations_NNS
where_CS
you_PP
know_VB
he_PP
is_BEZ
in_IN
total_JJ
control_NN
._.
robert_NP
forster_NP
is_BEZ
thoroughly_RB
likable_JJ
because_CS
he_PP
comes_VBZ
across_IN
as_RB
such_DT
an_DT
honest_JJ
guy_NN
,_,
trying_VBG
to_IN
do_DO
his_PP$
best_JJS
._.
._.
never_RB
mind_NN
that_CS
he_PP
belongs_VBZ
to_IN
a_DT
profession_NN
where_CS
sneaking_VBG
into_IN
a_DT
guy_NN
's_POS
apartment_NN
to_IN
zap_???
him_PP
with_IN
a_DT
stun_???
gun_NN
is_BEZ
simply_RB
a_DT
matter_NN
of_IN
course_NN
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
just_RB
so_RB
down-to-earth_NP
,_,
the_DT
nature_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
job_NN
really_RB
doesn't_DOZ
occur_VB
to_TO
us_PP
,_,
even_RB
when_CS
we're_???
shown_VBN
him_PP
bringing_VBG
a_DT
handcuffed_VBN
woman_NN
to_IN
prison_NN
,_,
or_CC
when_CS
we_PP
see_VB
the_DT
tools_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
trade_NN
._.
in_IN
supporting_JJ
roles_NNS
are_BER
robert_NP
de_NP
niro_???
as_CS
louis_NP
gara_???
,_,
a_DT
recently_RB
paroled_JJ
friend_NN
of_IN
ordell_NP
's_POS
,_,
and_CC
bridget_NP
fonda_NN
as_IN
melanie_NP
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
girls_NNS
ordell_NP
keeps_VBZ
around_IN
town_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
de_NP
niro_???
is_BEZ
basically_RB
wasted_VBN
as_IN
his_PP$
lines_NNS
are_BER
few_DT
and_CC
far_RB
between_IN
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
they_PP
are_BER
mostly_RB
clipped_VBN
sentences_NNS
._.
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
really_RB
de_NP
niro_???
,_,
but_CC
stereotypical_JJ
de_NP
niro_???
,_,
uttering_NN
things_NNS
like_IN
,_,
"_"
little_DT
bit_NN
,_,
"_"
and_CC
"_"
pretty_JJ
much_RB
._.
"_"
fonda_NN
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
plays_VBZ
the_DT
slightly_RB
spaced-out_IN
melanie_NP
with_IN
satisfactory_JJ
relish_NN
and_CC
cuteness_NN
,_,
such_DT
that_DT
even_RB
when_CS
she_PP
is_BEZ
annoying_VBG
louis_NP
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
taking_VBG
her_PP$
side_NN
._.
as_CS
is_BEZ
characteristic_JJ
of_IN
any_DT
film_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
tarantino_NP
has_HVZ
had_HVN
a_DT
hand_NN
,_,
the_DT
dialog_NN
is_BEZ
quick_JJ
and_CC
snappy_JJ
._.
it_PP
grabs_VBZ
our_PP$
attention_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
actually_RB
interesting_JJ
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
many_DT
respects_NNS
,_,
this_DT
makes_VBZ
jackie_NP
brown_NP
a_DT
film_NN
which_WDT
needs_VBZ
few_DT
visuals_NNS
;_;
the_DT
lines_NNS
are_BER
a_DT
form_NN
of_IN
art_NN
in_IN
and_CC
amongst_IN
themselves_PPX
._.
don't_DO
count_VB
tarantino_NN
out_RP
when_CS
it_PP
comes_VBZ
to_IN
using_VBG
the_DT
camera_NN
,_,
however_RB
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
scene_NN
where_CS
max_NP
is_BEZ
unwittingly_RB
watching_VBG
a_DT
dry_JJ
run_NN
of_IN
a_DT
money_NN
exchange_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
really_RB
sure_JJ
what_WDT
's_BEZ
happening_VBG
,_,
but_CC
by_IN
composing_VBG
the_DT
scene_NN
just_RB
so_RB
,_,
his_PP$
realization_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
's_BEZ
going_VBG
on_IN
is_BEZ
felt_NN
simultaneously_RB
by_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
._.
we_PP
look_VB
at_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
and_CC
think_VB
,_,
"_"
gee_UH
,_,
that_CS
's_BEZ
clever_JJ
,_,
"_"
and_CC
then_RB
think_VB
the_DT
same_DT
thing_NN
about_IN
how_WRB
the_DT
film_NN
induced_VBN
us_NP
into_IN
that_DT
wonderful_JJ
feeling_NN
of_IN
catching_VBG
on_IN
._.
although_CS
tarantino_NP
isn't_BEZ
afraid_JJ
to_TO
drag_VB
out_RP
a_DT
shot_NN
for_IN
dramatic_JJ
effect_NN
,_,
it_PP
unfortunately_RB
works_VBZ
to_IN
varying_JJ
degrees_NNS
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
there_EX
are_BER
shots_NNS
where_CS
a_DT
character_NN
is_BEZ
simply_RB
driving_VBG
,_,
and_CC
we_PP
watch_VB
this_DT
person_NN
and_CC
somehow_RB
get_VB
an_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
is_BEZ
going_VBG
on_IN
in_IN
his_PP$
or_CC
her_PP$
head_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
tribute_NN
to_IN
both_PDT
direction_NN
and_CC
acting_VBG
._.
however_RB
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
at_IN
least_DT
one_CD
other_JJ
scene_NN
where_CS
we_PP
follow_VB
jackie_NP
through_IN
a_DT
mall_NN
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
is_BEZ
looking_VBG
for_IN
something_PN
;_;
desperately_RB
looking_VBG
for_IN
something_PN
._.
we_PP
get_VB
the_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
the_DT
frantic_JJ
nature_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
search_NN
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
follow_VB
her_PP$
for_CS
so_CS
long_JJ
that_CS
we_PP
end_VB
up_RP
not_XNOT
really_RB
caring_VBG
about_IN
what_WDT
she_PP
's_BEZ
looking_VBG
for_IN
,_,
but_CC
instead_RB
hoping_VBG
she'll_???
just_JJ
stop_NN
._.
overall_JJ
,_,
viewing_NN
jackie_NP
brown_NP
is_BEZ
time_NN
spent_VBN
well_RB
._.
some_DT
flap_NN
has_HVZ
already_RB
been_BEN
made_VBN
about_IN
the_DT
language_NN
used_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
really_RB
not_XNOT
much_RB
worse_JJR
than_CS
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
movies_NNS
out_RP
there_RB
today_RB
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
one_CD
might_MD
even_RB
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
say_VB
that_DT
the_DT
way_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
these_DT
"_"
offensive_JJ
"_"
words_NNS
are_BER
employed_VBN
almost_RB
cause_NN
them_PP
to_IN
parody_PN
themselves_PPX
and_CC
therefore_RB
transcend_VB
their_PP$
own_DT
offensiveness_NN
._.
go_VB
see_VB
the_DT
film_NN
and_CC
see_VB
what_WDT
i_PP
mean_VB
._.
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