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after_IN
hearing_NN
reviews_NNS
for_IN
woody_JJ
allen_NP
's_POS
upteenth_OD
movie_NN
in_IN
history_NN
,_,
"_"
celebrity_NN
,_,
"_"
range_NN
from_IN
terribly_RB
boring_JJ
to_IN
just_RB
so-so_???
,_,
my_PP$
heart_NN
lept_???
when_CS
the_DT
opening_NN
images_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
closely_RB
resembled_VBD
that_DT
of_IN
"_"
manhattan_JJ
,_,
"_"
my_PP$
personal_JJ
favorite_NN
from_IN
my_PP$
personal_JJ
favorite_NN
director_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
time_NN
._.
woody_NP
allen_NP
's_POS
films_NNS
almost_RB
never_RB
rely_VB
on_IN
visual_JJ
flair_NN
over_IN
textual_JJ
flair_NN
,_,
so_RB
when_CS
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
films_NNS
closely_RB
resembles_VBZ
the_DT
one_CD
time_NN
that_CS
these_DT
two_CD
entities_NNS
fit_VB
hand-in-hand_NN
(_(
"_"
manhattan_NP
"_"
really_RB
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best-looking_NN
films_NNS
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
,_,
beautiful_JJ
black_JJ
and_CC
white_JJ
photography_NN
of_IN
the_DT
city_NN
's_POS
best_JJS
areas_NNS
,_,
etc_RB
._.
)_)
,_,
a_DT
fan_NN
can't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
feel_VB
visibly_RB
moved_VBN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
opens_VBZ
up_RP
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
usual_JJ
credits_NNS
with_IN
plain_JJ
white_JJ
font_???
over_IN
black_NP
backgrounds_NNS
,_,
and_CC
an_DT
old_JJ
ironic_JJ
standard_NN
playing_VBG
on_IN
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
the_DT
screen_NN
fills_VBZ
with_IN
a_DT
gorgeous_JJ
dull_JJ
gray_NP
sky_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
word_NN
"_"
help_NN
"_"
being_BEG
spelled_VBN
with_IN
an_DT
airplane_NN
._.
beethoven_NP
's_POS
5th_CD
blasts_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
soundtrack_NN
._.
the_DT
city_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
stop_NN
to_IN
take_VB
notice_NN
of_IN
this_DT
moment_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
all_PDT
rather_RB
lovely_JJ
to_IN
look_NN
at_IN
._.
and_CC
then_RB
we_PP
cut_VB
to_TO
a_NN
film_NN
crew_NN
,_,
shooting_NN
this_DT
as_CS
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
hilariously_RB
banal_JJ
key_NN
moment_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
where_CS
the_DT
lead_NN
actress_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
(_(
melanie_NP
griffith_NP
,_,
looking_VBG
as_IN
buxom_JJ
and_CC
beautiful_JJ
as_IN
ever_RB
)_(
has_HVZ
to_TO
realize_VB
something_PN
's_POS
wrong_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
life_NN
or_CC
whatever_WDT
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
terribly_RB
stale_JJ
scene_NN
for_IN
a_DT
woody_JJ
allen_NP
film_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
great_JJ
opening_NN
shots_NNS
or_CC
without_IN
,_,
and_CC
my_PP$
heart_NN
sank_VBD
and_CC
i_PP
soon_RB
got_VBD
used_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
once_RB
again_RB
,_,
a_DT
new_JJ
film_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
was_BEDZ
not_XNOT
going_VBG
to_TO
be_BE
as_IN
great_JJ
as_CS
his_PP$
past_NN
works_NN
(_(
though_CS
,_,
for_IN
the_DT
record_NN
,_,
last_OD
year_NN
's_POS
"_"
deconstructing_NN
harry_NP
"_"
came_VBD
awfully_RB
close_JJ
)_)
._.
what_WDT
the_DT
hell_NN
has_HVZ
happened_VBN
to_IN
him_PP
?_?
the_DT
man_NN
who_WP
once_RB
could_MD
be_BE
relied_VBN
on_IN
for_IN
neurotic_JJ
freshness_NN
in_IN
cinema_NN
has_HVZ
not_XNOT
become_VBN
less_DT
funny_JJ
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
films_NNS
have_HV
become_VBN
less_DT
insightful_JJ
and_CC
more_DT
like_IN
he_PP
tossed_VBD
them_PP
together_RB
out_RP
of_IN
unfinished_JJ
ideas_NNS
._.
"_"
bullets_NNS
over_IN
broadway_NN
,_,
"_"
though_CS
wonderful_JJ
,_,
relies_VBZ
on_IN
irony_NN
to_IN
pull_NN
a_DT
farce_NN
that_CS
just_RB
never_RB
totally_RB
takes_VBZ
off_IN
._.
"_"
mighty_JJ
aphrodite_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
more_DT
full_JJ
of_IN
great_JJ
moments_NNS
and_CC
lines_NNS
than_CS
a_DT
really_RB
great_JJ
story_NN
._.
"_"
everyone_PN
says_VBZ
i_PP
love_NN
you_PP
"_"
was_BEDZ
more_DT
of_IN
a_DT
great_JJ
idea_NN
than_CS
a_DT
great_JJ
film_NN
._.
even_RB
"_"
deconstructing_VBG
harry_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
admittingly_RB
cheap_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
way_NN
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
it_PP
does_DOZ
top_NN
as_CS
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
most_DT
truly_RB
hilarious_JJ
films_NNS
._.
if_CS
anything_PN
,_,
the_DT
reception_NN
of_IN
"_"
celebrity_NN
"_"
by_IN
everyone_PN
should_MD
tip_VB
allen_NP
off_IN
to_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
this_DT
time_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
audience_NN
and_CC
critics_NNS
who_WP
are_BER
wrong_JJ
about_IN
how_WRB
wonderful_JJ
his_PP$
film_NN
is_BEZ
:_:
it_PP
's_BEZ
him_PP
._.
"_"
celebrity_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
,_,
yes_UH
,_,
a_DT
good_JJ
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
only_RB
marginally_RB
satisfying_JJ
as_CS
a_DT
woody_JJ
allen_NP
film_NN
._.
instead_RB
of_IN
creating_VBG
the_DT
great_JJ
woody_JJ
allen_NP
world_NN
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
created_VBN
a_DT
world_NN
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
subject_NN
he_PP
knows_VBZ
only_RB
a_DT
bit_NN
about_IN
._.
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
fashioned_VBN
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
based_VBN
almost_RB
entirely_RB
on_IN
his_PP$
uninformed_JJ
philosophy_NN
of_IN
celebrities_NNS
,_,
so_RB
that_CS
it_PP
plays_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
skits_NNS
with_IN
minor_JJ
connections_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
like_IN
"_"
la_NP
dolce_???
vita_NP
"_"
without_IN
the_DT
accuracy_NN
,_,
the_DT
right_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
wit_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
correct_JJ
personal_JJ
crisis_NN
._.
woody_NP
,_,
becoming_VBG
more_DT
insecure_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
old_JJ
age_NN
,_,
choses_NNS
to_IN
drop_NN
the_DT
woody_JJ
allen_NP
character_NN
in_IN
on_IN
the_DT
world_NN
of_IN
celebrities_NNS
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
hang_VB
him_PP
and_CC
all_PDT
his_PP$
flaws_NNS
up_RP
for_IN
scrutiny_NN
,_,
and_CC
does_DOZ
this_DT
by_IN
casting_NN
not_XNOT
himself_NN
but_CC
brit_???
actor_NN
kenneth_NP
branagh_NP
in_IN
the_DT
lead_NN
._.
much_DT
has_HVZ
been_BEN
said_VBN
about_IN
his_PP$
performance_NN
-_-
dead_JJ
on_IN
but_CC
irritating_JJ
,_,
makes_VBZ
one_CD
yearn_VB
for_IN
the_DT
real_JJ
thing_NN
,_,
blah_???
blah_???
blah_???
-_-
but_NP
to_IN
anyone_PN
who_WP
actually_RB
knows_VBZ
the_DT
woody_JJ
allen_NP
character_NN
knows_VBZ
that_CS
branagh_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
,_,
though_CS
featuring_VBG
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
same_DT
mannerisms_NNS
(_(
stuttering_VBG
,_,
whining_VBG
,_,
lots_NP
o_NN
'_"
hand_NN
gestures_NNS
)_)
,_,
is_BEZ
hardly_RB
a_DT
warts-and-all_NN
impersonation_NN
._.
branagh_NP
brings_VBZ
along_IN
with_IN
him_PP
little_DT
of_IN
the_DT
woody_JJ
allen_NP
charm_NN
,_,
which_WDT
actually_RB
allows_VBZ
for_IN
his_PP$
character_NN
's_POS
flaws_NNS
to_IN
be_BE
more_DT
apparent_JJ
._.
woody_NP
's_POS
a_DT
flawed_JJ
guy_NN
,_,
and_CC
we_PP
know_VB
it_PP
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
love_VB
him_PP
anyway_RB
,_,
because_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
really_RB
funny_JJ
and_CC
really_RB
witty_JJ
and_CC
really_RB
intelligent_JJ
._.
branagh_NP
's_POS
allen_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
bit_NN
more_DT
flat-out_NN
bad_JJ
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
the_DT
same_DT
charm_NN
so_RB
that_CS
,_,
yes_UH
,_,
we_PP
like_VB
him_PP
,_,
but_CC
we're_???
still_JJ
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
if_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
really_RB
a_DT
good_JJ
person_NN
or_CC
not_XNOT
._.
his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
lee_NP
simon_NP
,_,
is_BEZ
first_OD
seen_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
set_NN
of_IN
the_DT
aforementioned_JJ
movie_NN
,_,
hits_VBZ
on_IN
extra_JJ
actress_NN
winona_NP
ryder_NN
,_,
then_RB
goes_VBZ
off_IN
to_IN
interview_NN
griffith_NP
,_,
who_WP
takes_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
her_PP$
childhood_NN
home_NN
where_CS
he_PP
makes_VBZ
a_DT
pass_NN
at_IN
her_PP$
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
denies_VBZ
him_PP
._.
._.
._.
sorta_NP
._.
we_PP
then_RB
learn_VB
,_,
through_IN
flashbacks_NNS
,_,
that_CS
lee_NP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
sucked_VBN
into_IN
trying_VBG
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
celebrity_NN
thanks_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
mid-life_NN
crisis_NN
and_CC
an_DT
appearance_NN
at_IN
his_PP$
high_JJ
school_NN
reunion_NN
._.
he_PP
has_HVZ
since_RB
quit_VBN
his_PP$
job_NN
as_IN
a_DT
travel_NN
journalist_NN
and_CC
become_VB
a_DT
gossip_NN
journalist_NN
of_IN
sorts_NNS
,_,
covering_VBG
movie_NN
sets_NNS
and_CC
places_NNS
where_CS
celebrities_NNS
congregate_VB
,_,
so_RB
that_CS
he_PP
can_MD
meet_VB
them_PP
,_,
and_CC
maybe_RB
sell_VB
his_PP$
script_NN
(_(
a_DT
bank_NN
robbery_NN
movie_NN
"_"
but_CC
with_IN
a_DT
deep_JJ
personal_JJ
crisis_NN
"_"
)_)
._.
as_CS
such_DT
,_,
he_PP
has_HVZ
divorced_VBN
his_PP$
wife_NN
of_IN
several_DT
years_NNS
(_(
allen_NP
regular_JJ
judy_NP
davis_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
continues_VBZ
on_IN
a_DT
quest_NN
for_IN
sexual_JJ
happiness_NN
,_,
boucing_VBG
from_IN
girlfriend_NN
to_IN
girlfriend_NN
and_CC
fling_NN
to_IN
fling_NN
over_IN
the_DT
course_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
after_IN
griffith_NP
comes_VBZ
his_PP$
escapades_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
model_NN
(_(
charlize_VB
theron_NN
)_)
who_WP
is_BEZ
"_"
polymorphously_RB
perverse_JJ
"_"
(_)
glad_JJ
to_IN
see_NN
allen_NP
is_BEZ
using_VBG
new_JJ
jokes_NNS
,_,
ha_UH
ha_UH
)_(
,_,
who_NP
takes_VBZ
him_PP
for_IN
a_DT
wild_JJ
ride_NN
not_XNOT
different_JJ
from_IN
that_DT
of_IN
the_DT
anita_NP
ekberg_NP
segment_NN
of_IN
"_"
la_NP
dolce_???
vita_NP
._.
"_"
following_JJ
are_BER
his_PP$
safe_JJ
relationship_NN
with_IN
smart_JJ
working_JJ
woman_NN
famke_???
janssen_NP
,_,
a_DT
relationship_NN
that_CS
almost_RB
assures_NNS
him_PP
success_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
continued_JJ
escapades_NNS
with_IN
ryder_NN
,_,
whom_WP
he_PP
fancies_VBZ
most_DT
of_IN
all_PDT
._.
his_PP$
story_NN
is_BEZ
juxtaposed_VBN
with_IN
that_DT
of_IN
davis_NP
,_,
who_WP
flips_VBZ
out_RP
,_,
but_CC
stumbles_VBZ
onto_IN
happiness_NN
when_CS
she_PP
runs_VBZ
into_IN
a_DT
handsome_JJ
,_,
friendly_JJ
tv_NN
exec_???
(_(
joe_NP
mantegna_NP
)_)
who_WP
lands_NNS
her_PP$
a_NN
job_NN
that_CS
furthers_NNS
her_PP
career_NN
to_IN
national_JJ
status_NN
._.
while_CS
lee_NP
is_BEZ
fumbling_VBG
about_IN
,_,
selfishly_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
ensure_VB
his_PP$
own_DT
happiness_NN
,_,
davis_NP
becomes_VBZ
happy_JJ
(_(
"_"
i've_???
become_VB
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
woman_NN
i've_???
always_RB
hated_JJ
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
i'm_???
loving_JJ
it_NN
._.
"_"
)_)
without_IN
doing_DOG
a_DT
thing_NN
._.
the_DT
result_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
highs_NNS
and_CC
mediums_NNS
._.
the_DT
mediums_NNS
are_BER
what_WDT
take_VB
up_RP
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
with_IN
sitations_NNS
and_CC
scenes_NNS
which_WDT
don't_DO
exactly_RB
work_VB
but_CC
you_PP
can't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
pat_VB
allen_NP
on_IN
the_DT
back_NN
for_IN
trying_VBG
._.
but_CC
other_JJ
places_NNS
are_BER
really_RB
great_JJ
scenes_NNS
._.
the_DT
opening_NN
._.
the_DT
sequence_NN
with_IN
theron_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
so_RB
good_JJ
that_CS
i_PP
wished_VBD
it_PP
hadn't_HVD
ended_VBN
._.
a_DT
banana_NN
scene_NN
with_IN
bebe_???
neuwirth_NN
(_(
droll_JJ
as_CS
ever_RB
)_(
._.
and_CC
,_,
perhaps_RB
the_DT
best_JJS
sequence_NN
:_:
a_DT
romp_???
with_IN
hot-as-hell_NP
teen_NN
idol_???
,_,
brandon_NP
darrow_NP
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
none_PN
other_JJ
than_CS
leo_NP
dicaprio_NP
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
so_RB
un-dicaprio-esque_JJ
that_CS
if_CS
any_DT
of_IN
this_DT
fans_NNS
could_MD
sit_VB
through_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
they'd_???
never_RB
look_NN
at_IN
him_PP
the_DT
same_DT
way_NN
._.
he_PP
ignites_VBZ
the_DT
screen_NN
with_IN
intensity_NN
,_,
and_CC
spares_NNS
nothing_PN
in_IN
showing_VBG
his_PP$
character_NN
as_IN
narcissistically_RB
tyrannical_JJ
,_,
and_CC
totally_RB
heartbreaking_VBG
for_IN
lee_NP
,_,
who_WP
comes_VBZ
to_IN
him_PP
to_IN
talk_NN
about_IN
his_PP$
script_NN
that_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
read_VBN
,_,
and_CC
finds_VBZ
himself_PPX
on_IN
a_DT
wild_JJ
all-day_NN
ride_NN
with_IN
him_PP
._.
they_PP
go_VB
to_TO
atlantic_NP
city_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
a_DT
fight_NN
,_,
they_PP
gamble_VB
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
wind_VB
up_RP
in_IN
his_PP$
hotel_NN
room_NN
,_,
where_CS
darrow_RB
gets_VBZ
it_PP
on_IN
with_IN
his_PP$
flame_NN
(_(
gretchen_NN
mol_???
)_(
and_CC
he_PP
lends_VBZ
him_PP
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
leftover_NN
groupies_NNS
._.
allen_NP
's_POS
writing_NN
in_IN
these_DT
scenes_NNS
are_BER
so_RB
good_JJ
that_CS
just_RB
for_IN
them_PP
,_,
i'd_???
almost_RB
recommend_VB
the_DT
film_NN
._.
almost_RB
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
i_PP
really_RB
liked_VBD
about_IN
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
despite_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
mess_NN
,_,
despite_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
what_WDT
this_DT
film_NN
really_RB
needs_VBZ
is_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
old_JJ
fashioned_VBD
rewrite_VB
by_IN
allen_NP
himself_PPX
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
still_RB
a_DT
smart_JJ
and_CC
insightful_JJ
film_NN
._.
though_CS
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
jokes_NNS
are_BER
either_RB
stale_JJ
or_CC
misplaced_JJ
(_(
some_DT
seem_VB
too_RB
cartoonish_JJ
,_,
even_RB
for_IN
this_DT
environment_NN
)_)
,_,
allen_NP
still_RB
manages_VBZ
to_IN
get_VB
across_IN
that_DT
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
exactly_RB
about_IN
celebrities_NNS
,_,
as_CS
it_PP
may_MD
seem_VB
to_IN
be_BE
(_(
if_NN
it_NN
were_BED
,_,
it'd_???
be_BE
extremely_RB
out-of-touch_VB
)_)
,_,
but_CC
about_IN
those_DT
who_WP
want_VB
to_TO
be_BE
celebrities_NNS
,_,
and_CC
how_WRB
they_PP
equate_VB
celebrity-hood_NN
with_IN
happiness_NN
._.
we_PP
never_RB
get_VB
close_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
the_DT
actual_JJ
celebrities_NNS
to_IN
see_NN
if_CS
they're_???
really_RB
happy_JJ
(_(
they_PP
may_MD
appear_VB
to_IN
be_BE
on_IN
the_DT
surface_NN
._.
._.
._.
)_(
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
do_DO
get_VB
close_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
lee_NN
and_VB
davis_NP
'_"
character_NN
._.
lee_NP
is_BEZ
obsessed_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
phenomenon_NN
,_,
while_CS
davis_NP
takes_VBZ
is_BEZ
at_IN
arm_NN
's_POS
length_NN
,_,
and_CC
never_RB
gets_VBZ
too_RB
involved_JJ
in_IN
what_WDT
it_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
and_CC
soon_RB
becomes_VBZ
one_CD
herself_PPX
._.
besides_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
witty_JJ
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
does_DOZ
have_HV
the_DT
one_CD
thing_NN
that_CS
no_DT
other_JJ
film_NN
has_HVZ
but_CC
allen_NP
's_POS
:_:
that_CS
great_JJ
woody_JJ
allen_NP
feel_VB
._.
it_PP
may_MD
be_BE
not_XNOT
exactly_RB
fresh_JJ
and_CC
lively_JJ
or_CC
totally_RB
brilliant_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
depiction_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
subject_NN
,_,
and_CC
yes_UH
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
part_NN
of_IN
woody_NP
allen_NP
's_POS
oeuvre_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
merely_RB
a_DT
blip_???
(_(
no_DT
"_"
annie_NP
hall_NN
"_"
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
no_DT
"_"
shadows_NNS
and_CC
fog_NN
"_"
either_RB
)_)
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
goes_VBZ
to_IN
prove_VB
that_RB
no_DT
one_CD
can_MD
make_VB
a_DT
film_NN
like_IN
him_PP
,_,
and_CC
only_RB
he_PP
and_CC
maybe_RB
godard_NP
could_MD
possibly_RB
take_VB
a_DT
totally_RB
horrible_JJ
metaphor_NN
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
one_CD
in_IN
the_DT
beginning_NN
,_,
and_CC
make_VB
it_PP
work_NN
not_XNOT
once_RB
but_CC
twice_RB
._.
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