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a_DT
wonderful_JJ
little_JJ
movie_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
really_RB
interested_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
characters_NNS
and_CC
in_IN
its_PP$
theme_NN
._.
the_DT
scene_NN
of_IN
"_"
second_NN
best_JJS
"_"
is_BEZ
laid_VBN
in_IN
wales_NP
._.
james_NP
(_(
chris_NP
cleary_NN
miles_NNS
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
10-year-old_NN
boy_NN
who_WP
must_MD
live_VB
in_IN
a_DT
home_NN
because_CS
his_PP$
father_NN
(_(
keith_NP
allen_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
in_IN
prison_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
mother_NN
committed_VBN
suicide_NN
._.
james_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
mentally_RB
unbalanced_JJ
child_NN
._.
he_PP
can't_MD
forget_VB
what_WDT
happened_VBD
in_IN
the_DT
past_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
dreams_NNS
of_IN
living_NN
a_DT
happy_JJ
life_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
beloved_JJ
father_NN
._.
in_IN
the_DT
home_NN
he_PP
feels_VBZ
sadly_RB
and_CC
lonely_JJ
._.
one_CD
day_NN
,_,
a_DT
social_JJ
worker_NN
(_(
alan_NP
cumming_NN
)_)
tells_VBZ
him_PP
of_IN
a_DT
person_NN
who_WP
wants_VBZ
to_IN
adopt_VB
him_PP
._.
this_DT
person_NN
is_BEZ
graham_NP
holt_???
(_(
william_NP
hurt_JJ
)_)
._.
graham_NP
manages_VBZ
a_DT
post_NN
office_NN
and_CC
shop_NN
in_IN
a_DT
village_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
single_JJ
and_CC
hasn't_HVZ
any_DT
real_JJ
friends_NNS
._.
his_PP$
mother_NN
is_BEZ
dead_JJ
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
father_NN
is_BEZ
ill_JJ
and_CC
will_MD
die_VB
._.
graham_NP
feels_VBZ
that_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
a_DT
disappointment_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
parents_NNS
._.
there_EX
has_HVZ
never_RB
been_BEN
real_JJ
love_NN
between_IN
his_PP$
parents_NNS
and_CC
him_PP
._.
graham_NP
's_POS
monotonous_JJ
life_NN
would_MD
get_VB
a_DT
new_JJ
sense_NN
if_CS
he_PP
could_MD
adopt_VB
james_NP
._.
but_CC
graham_NP
has_HVZ
not_XNOT
only_RB
to_IN
convince_VB
the_DT
institutions_NNS
,_,
but_CC
must_MD
also_RB
win_VB
the_DT
love_NN
of_IN
james_NP
._.
james_NP
and_CC
graham_NP
have_HV
to_TO
open_VB
theirselves_NNS
._.
they_PP
must_MD
get_VB
to_IN
know_VB
each_DT
other_JJ
and_CC
learn_VB
to_IN
understand_VB
and_CC
trust_VB
the_DT
other_JJ
person_NN
._.
james_NP
and_CC
graham_NP
aid_NN
each_DT
other_JJ
to_IN
cope_NP
with_IN
their_PP$
problems_NNS
._.
but_CC
will_MD
their_PP$
relationship_NN
really_RB
have_HV
a_DT
future_NN
?_?
"_"
second_NN
best_JJS
"_"
is_BEZ
based_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
novel_NN
by_IN
david_NP
cook_NP
who_WP
also_RB
wrote_VBD
the_DT
screenplay_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
directed_VBN
by_IN
chris_NP
menges_NP
who_WP
had_HVD
made_VBN
his_PP$
directing_VBG
debut_NN
with_IN
the_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
anti-apartheid_JJ
drama_NN
"_"
a_DT
world_NN
apart_RB
"_"
(_(
88_CD
/_SYM
88_CD
)_)
._.
and_CC
maybe_RB
,_,
"_"
second_NN
best_JJS
"_"
is_BEZ
even_RB
a_DT
greater_JJR
picture_NN
._.
this_DT
precise_JJ
,_,
richly_RB
detailed_JJ
,_,
sensitively_RB
and_CC
convincingly_RB
directed_VBN
study_NN
about_IN
a_DT
special_JJ
adoption_NN
treats_NNS
its_PP$
theme_NN
with_IN
great_JJ
seriousness_NN
._.
the_DT
breathtakingly_RB
intense_JJ
film_NN
shows_VBZ
the_DT
necessity_NN
of_IN
human_JJ
contact_NN
and_CC
communication_NN
._.
william_NP
hurt_VBD
delivers_VBZ
an_DT
outstanding_JJ
performance_NN
as_IN
graham_NP
holt_???
._.
and_VB
chris_NP
cleary_NN
miles_NNS
is_BEZ
remarkably_RB
convincing_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
role_NN
of_IN
the_DT
boy_NN
._.
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
fine_JJ
(_(
especially_RB
jane_NP
horrocks_NNS
as_IN
debbie_NP
,_,
a_DT
social_JJ
worker_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
charged_VBN
to_IN
examine_VB
graham_NP
's_POS
living_NN
circumstances_NNS
)_)
._.
"_"
second_NN
best_JJS
"_"
is_BEZ
an_DT
underestimated_VBN
masterpiece_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
pity_NN
that_CS
films_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
one_CD
are_BER
made_VBN
so_RB
seldom_RB
._.
i_PP
eagerly_RB
await_VB
menges_NP
'_"
next_OD
directorial_JJ
work_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
lost_JJ
son_NN
"_"
,_,
which_WDT
will_MD
star_NN
daniel_NP
auteuil_NP
._.