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maybe_RB
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the_DT
hallmark_NN
hall_NN
of_IN
fame_NN
movie_NN
of_IN
the_DT
month_NN
,_,
because_CS
it_PP
very_RB
well_RB
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a_DT
manipulative_JJ
tearjerker_NN
,_,
broadcasted_VBN
on_IN
abc_???
on_IN
a_NN
monday_NP
night_NN
,_,
starring_VBG
kelly_NP
martin_NP
and_CC
yasmeen_IN
bleeth_NP
,_,
respectively_RB
._.
because_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
handled_VBN
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the_DT
greatest_JJS
story_NN
ever_RB
told_VBD
is_BEZ
precisely_RB
why_WRB
it_PP
's_BEZ
so_RB
great_JJ
._.
underneath_RB
the_DT
to-die-for_JJ
cinematography_NN
,_,
the_DT
brilliant_JJ
acting_NN
,_,
and_CC
incessantly_RB
wonderful_JJ
direction_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
modesty_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
this_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
totally_RB
great_JJ
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with_IN
the_DT
balls_NNS
to_IN
run_NN
with_IN
it_PP
,_,
tell_VB
it_PP
in_IN
a_DT
certain_JJ
original_JJ
way_NN
._.
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
merely_RB
go_VB
from_IN
plot_NN
point_NN
to_IN
plot_NN
point_NN
._.
it_PP
goes_VBZ
from_IN
character_NN
to_IN
character_NN
._.
it_PP
obsesses_VBZ
itself_PPX
with_IN
the_DT
depth_NN
and_CC
the_DT
style_NN
of_IN
it_PP
all_PDT
,_,
and_CC
makes_VBZ
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
a_DT
world-reknowned_JJ
cellist_NN
who_WP
contracts_NNS
ms_NN
and_CC
dies_VBZ
prematurely_RB
into_IN
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
two_CD
sisters_NNS
,_,
both_RB
musicians_NNS
,_,
who_WP
have_HV
a_DT
totally_RB
unique_JJ
relationship_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
that_DT
their_PP$
relationship_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
center_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
this_DT
film_NN
transcend_NN
any_DT
cornball_NN
,_,
shamelessly_RB
tired_JJ
tearjerker_NN
qualities_NNS
it_PP
could_MD
have_HV
had_HVN
and_CC
makes_VBZ
this_DT
,_,
unlike_IN
"_"
patch_NN
adams_NP
,_,
"_"
effortlessly_RB
emotional_JJ
and_CC
real_JJ
._.
in_IN
short_JJ
,_,
this_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
just_RB
awesome_JJ
._.
it_PP
merely_RB
tells_VBZ
its_PP$
story_NN
really_RB
well_RB
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
something_PN
that_RB
just_RB
has_HVZ
to_TO
be_BE
commended_VBN
these_DT
days_NNS
,_,
when_CS
most_DT
stories_NNS
are_BER
botched_VBN
because_CS
they're_???
not_XNOT
told_VBN
by_IN
great_JJ
storytellers_NNS
._.
director_NN
anand_NP
tucker_NP
tells_VBZ
this_DT
story_NN
well_RB
._.
he_PP
overdramaticizes_VBZ
everything_PN
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
keeps_VBZ
it_PP
real_JJ
._.
the_DT
film_NN
tells_VBZ
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
hilary_NP
and_CC
jacqueline_NP
du_FW
pr_NP
?_?
(_)
rachel_NP
griffiths_NP
and_CC
emily_NP
watson_NP
,_,
respectively_RB
)_)
,_,
two_CD
sisters_NNS
who_WP
are_BER
first_OD
seen_VBN
in_IN
childhood_NN
(_(
played_VBN
by_IN
auriol_NP
evans_NP
and_CC
keely_RB
flanders_NP
,_,
respectively_RB
)_)
as_CS
the_DT
very_RB
best_JJS
of_IN
friends_NNS
._.
they_PP
are_BER
also_RB
both_RB
musicians_NNS
,_,
hilary_NP
a_DT
flutist_NN
and_CC
jackie_NP
a_DT
cellist_NN
,_,
and_CC
when_CS
it_PP
all_PDT
begins_VBZ
,_,
both_RB
are_BER
considered_VBN
child_NN
prodigies_NNS
,_,
but_CC
hilary_NP
is_BEZ
seen_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
better_JJR
of_IN
the_DT
two_CD
._.
jackie_NP
,_,
a_DT
bit_NN
jealous_JJ
,_,
works_NN
and_CC
works_NN
at_IN
her_PP$
playing_VBG
skills_NNS
,_,
and_CC
soon_RB
the_DT
tables_NNS
are_BER
turned_VBN
._.
when_CS
they_PP
both_RB
hit_VBD
adulthood_NN
,_,
hilary_NP
strives_VBZ
for_IN
a_DT
comeback_NN
,_,
while_CS
her_PP
sister_NN
is_BEZ
playing_VBG
in_IN
famous_JJ
halls_NNS
around_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
but_CC
instead_RB
of_IN
fame_NN
,_,
captures_NNS
the_DT
heart_NN
of_IN
a_DT
hapless_NN
,_,
joyful_JJ
conductor_NN
,_,
kiffer_NN
finzi_???
(_(
david_NP
morissey_NP
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
semi-star-making_NN
turn_NN
)_)
._.
they_PP
marry_VB
,_,
after_IN
a_DT
short_JJ
courtship_NN
,_,
and_CC
move_VB
to_IN
a_DT
lovely_JJ
country_NN
house_NN
,_,
making_VBG
jackie_NP
incredibly_RB
jealous_JJ
since_CS
her_PP
cello_NN
playing_VBG
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
symbol_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
current_JJ
life_NN
:_:
when_CS
she_PP
plays_VBZ
,_,
she_PP
has_HVZ
the_DT
eyes_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
she_PP
stops_VBZ
,_,
she_PP
's_BEZ
alone_RB
._.
she_PP
enters_VBZ
into_IN
a_DT
shallow_JJ
relationship_NN
with_IN
an_DT
equally_RB
famous_JJ
pianist_NN
,_,
daniel_NP
barenboim_???
(_(
james_NP
frain_NN
)_)
,_,
in_IN
hopes_NNS
that_CS
she_PP
may_MD
overcloud_NN
her_PP$
sister_NN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
eventually_RB
begins_VBZ
to_IN
lose_VB
it_NN
,_,
and_CC
runs_VBZ
away_RB
to_IN
hilary_NP
's_POS
country_NN
home_NN
,_,
where_CS
she_PP
hopes_VBZ
to_IN
gain_NN
admittance_NN
by_IN
hilary_NP
to_IN
sleep_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
husband_NN
,_,
since_CS
no_DT
one_CD
she_PP
sleeps_VBZ
with_IN
gives_VBZ
her_PP$
any_DT
pleasure_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
all_PDT
terribly_RB
melodramtic_JJ
,_,
as_CS
you_PP
can_MD
see_VB
,_,
and_CC
by_IN
the_DT
time_NN
jackie_NP
has_HVZ
contracted_VBN
ms_NN
(_(
in_IN
a_DT
brilliantly_RB
edited_VBN
scene_NN
that_CS
surpasses_NNS
the_DT
breakdown_NN
scene_NN
in_IN
the_DT
semi-smiliar_JJ
"_"
shine_NN
"_"
in_IN
technical_JJ
and_CC
emotional_JJ
devastation_NN
)_)
,_,
it_PP
would_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
the_DT
time_NN
that_CS
i_PP
could_MD
easily_RB
call_VB
the_DT
sign_NN
for_IN
melodramatic_JJ
overload_NN
if_CS
it_PP
hadn't_HVD
been_BEN
handled_VBN
in_IN
such_DT
a_DT
way_NN
._.
the_DT
key_JJ
thing_NN
here_RB
is_BEZ
that_DT
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
about_IN
her_PP$
gradual_JJ
death_NN
and_CC
slip_NN
into_IN
insanity_NN
but_CC
rather_RB
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
about_IN
her_PP$
tumultuous_JJ
relationship_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
sister_NN
,_,
which_WDT
,_,
i_PP
might_MD
add_VB
,_,
is_BEZ
perfectly_RB
realized_VBN
._.
their_PP$
relationship_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
most_DT
down-to-earth_NN
complex_JJ
entity_NN
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
:_:
they_PP
love_VB
eachother_NN
more_RBR
than_CS
anyone_PN
else_RB
in_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
world_NN
,_,
but_CC
they're_???
also_RB
completely_RB
jealous_JJ
of_IN
one_CD
another_DT
._.
when_CS
a_DT
young_JJ
jackie_NP
surpasses_NNS
her_PP
playing_JJ
abilities_NNS
,_,
she_PP
tries_VBZ
in_IN
vain_JJ
to_IN
make_NN
a_DT
comeback_NN
but_CC
can't_MD
,_,
and_CC
almost_RB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
marry_VB
to_IN
get_VB
back_RP
at_IN
jackie_NP
for_IN
her_PP$
success_NN
._.
when_CS
jackie_NP
lands_NNS
on_IN
top_NN
and_CC
sees_VBZ
her_PP$
sister_NN
marry_VB
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
man_NN
,_,
she_PP
is_BEZ
jealous_JJ
of_IN
her_PP$
lifestyle_NN
to_IN
the_DT
most_DT
extensive_JJ
brinks_NNS
that_CS
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
film_NN
(_(
only_RB
two_CD
sisters_NNS
who_WP
truly_RB
love_VB
eachother_NN
would_MD
dare_VB
share_NN
the_DT
same_DT
man_NN
)_)
._.
and_CC
the_DT
whole_JJ
time_NN
,_,
their_PP$
love_NN
for_IN
eachother_NN
is_BEZ
never_RB
doubted_VBD
or_CC
even_RB
tested_VBN
._.
another_DT
thing_NN
i_PP
really_RB
liked_VBD
is_BEZ
emily_NP
watson_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
._.
i_PP
usually_RB
make_VB
it_PP
a_DT
note_NN
to_IN
never_RB
overpraise_NN
an_DT
actor_NN
for_IN
playing_VBG
either_DT
a_DT
drunkard_NN
or_CC
a_DT
lunatic_NN
or_CC
someone_PN
with_IN
a_DT
mortal_JJ
disease_NN
(_(
or_CC
any_DT
combination_NN
of_IN
the_DT
three_CD
)_)
._.
my_PP$
reasoning_NN
for_IN
this_DT
is_BEZ
that_DT
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
fucking_JJ
easy_JJ
job_NN
._.
the_DT
worst_JJS
case_NN
for_IN
this_DT
very_RB
year_NN
may_MD
be_BE
thandie_NP
newton_NP
in_IN
"_"
beloved_JJ
"_"
:_:
sure_RB
,_,
she_PP
's_BEZ
good_JJ
,_,
but_CC
what_WDT
's_BEZ
so_RB
tough_JJ
about_IN
playing_VBG
a_DT
woman_NN
who_WP
stumbles_VBZ
around_IN
,_,
slurs_NNS
her_PP
words_NNS
together_RB
,_,
and_CC
acts_NNS
like_IN
a_DT
three_CD
year_NN
old_JJ
inside_IN
a_DT
20-year_JJ
old_JJ
's_POS
body_NN
?_?
hell_NN
,_,
i_PP
could_MD
play_VB
that_DT
if_CS
i_PP
had_HVD
a_DT
pair_NN
of_IN
breasts_NNS
._.
in_IN
that_DT
same_DT
exact_JJ
movie_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
performance_NN
by_IN
kimberly_RB
elise_NN
where_CS
she_PP
has_HVZ
to_TO
be_BE
the_DT
rock_NN
that_CS
holds_VBZ
the_DT
family_NN
together_RB
as_IN
her_PP$
mother_NN
slowly_RB
goes_VBZ
insane_JJ
,_,
her_PP
brothers_NNS
run_VB
off_RP
never_RB
to_IN
be_BE
seen_VBN
again_RB
,_,
and_CC
her_PP$
mother_NN
's_POS
lover_NN
is_BEZ
scared_JJ
off_IN
._.
she_PP
has_HVZ
to_TO
actually_RB
deal_VB
with_IN
real_JJ
emotions_NNS
,_,
something_PN
much_RB
harder_RBR
than_CS
mere_JJ
stumbling_NN
about_IN
._.
but_CC
the_DT
academy_NN
of_IN
arts_NNS
and_CC
sciences_NNS
loves_VBZ
loves_NNS
loves_NNS
overpraising_VBG
performances_NNS
like_IN
newtons_NNS
._.
if_CS
you_PP
don't_DO
believe_VB
me_PP
,_,
look_VB
at_IN
jack_NP
nicholson_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
in_IN
"_"
as_CS
good_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
gets_VBZ
"_"
:_:
great_NP
performance_NN
,_,
but_CC
easy_JJ
job_NN
._.
this_DT
isn't_BEZ
so_RB
for_IN
watson_NP
,_,
though_CS
,_,
because_CS
her_PP
insanity_NN
comes_VBZ
from_IN
real_JJ
emotions_NNS
,_,
not_XNOT
just_RB
a_DT
plot_NN
point_NN
._.
and_CC
thanks_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
sequence_NN
,_,
where_CS
we_PP
see_VB
her_PP$
and_CC
hilary_NP
as_IN
kids_NNS
,_,
we_PP
understand_VB
the_DT
motives_NNS
behind_IN
all_PDT
her_PP$
actions_NNS
,_,
and_CC
by_IN
the_DT
time_NN
she_PP
actually_RB
contracts_NNS
ms_NN
and_CC
begins_VBZ
to_TO
loose_VB
her_PP$
sanity_NN
and_CC
her_PP$
life_NN
,_,
we've_???
already_RB
understood_VBN
that_CS
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
last_OD
straw_NN
for_IN
a_DT
woman_NN
plagued_VBN
with_IN
terrible_JJ
neuroses_NNS
._.
rachel_NP
griffiths_NP
,_,
who_WP
would_MD
have_HV
otherwise_RB
been_BEN
the_DT
understudy_JJ
to_IN
watson_NP
's_POS
protagonist_NN
,_,
actually_RB
matches_NNS
watson_NP
step-for-step_NP
,_,
because_CS
as_CS
watson_NP
grows_VBZ
insane_JJ
,_,
and_CC
demands_NNS
unspeakable_JJ
things_NNS
from_IN
her_PP$
,_,
griffiths_NP
holds_VBZ
her_PP$
own_DT
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
to_TO
deal_VB
with_IN
what_WDT
she_PP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
give_VB
her_PP$
sister_NN
who_WP
needs_VBZ
emotional_JJ
help_NN
from_IN
her_PP$
._.
griffiths_NP
,_,
an_DT
otherwise_RB
unknown_JJ
actress_NN
(_(
and_CC
watson_NP
being_BEG
famous_JJ
from_IN
"_"
breaking_VBG
the_DT
waves_NNS
"_"
and_CC
"_"
the_DT
boxer_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
is_BEZ
absolutely_RB
brilliant_JJ
,_,
just_RB
as_CS
absolutely_RB
brilliant_JJ
as_CS
watson_NP
is_BEZ
,_,
and_CC
if_CS
the_DT
academy_NN
and_CC
all_PDT
the_DT
other_JJ
critics_NNS
groups_NNS
,_,
who've_???
already_RB
deemed_VBN
watson_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
,_,
glance_NN
over_IN
hers_PP$
because_CS
she_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
one_CD
who_WP
doesn't_DOZ
get_VB
to_TO
go_VB
insane_JJ
(_(
read_VB
:_:
she_PP
gets_VBZ
the_DT
boring_JJ
role_NN
)_)
,_,
then_RB
the_DT
scream_NN
of_IN
hysteria_NN
you_PP
hear_VB
will_MD
be_BE
from_IN
me_PP
._.
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
griffiths_NP
has_HVZ
the_DT
thankless_NN
job_NN
of_IN
keeping_VBG
things_NNS
real_JJ
-_-
the_DT
tom_NP
cruise_NN
role_NN
in_IN
"_"
rainman_NN
"_"
(_(
the_DT
one_CD
who_WP
should_MD
have_HV
gotten_VBN
oscar_NP
consideration_NN
and_CC
not_XNOT
hoffman_NP
)_(
._.
she_PP
does_DOZ
,_,
and_CC
if_CS
anyone_PN
deserves_VBZ
accolades_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
academy_NN
this_DT
year_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
griffiths_NP
._.
together_RB
,_,
the_DT
two_CD
actresses_NNS
work_NN
extremely_RB
well_RB
,_,
though_CS
,_,
and_CC
both_RB
have_HV
to_TO
go_VB
through_IN
deep_JJ
emotional_JJ
hell_NN
,_,
the_DT
likes_NNS
of_IN
which_WDT
haven't_HV
been_BEN
seen_VBN
this_DT
year_NN
._.
if_CS
it_PP
hadn't_HVD
been_BEN
for_IN
an_DT
otherwise_RB
not-totally-great_NN
final_JJ
section_NN
that_CS
deals_NNS
way_NN
too_RB
much_RB
with_IN
jackie_NP
and_CC
not_XNOT
enough_RB
with_IN
hilary_NP
(_(
when_CS
the_DT
two_CD
had_HVD
gotten_VBN
equal_JJ
treatment_NN
for_IN
the_DT
entirety_NN
)_)
,_,
i'd_???
say_NN
this_DT
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
top_NN
ten_CD
best_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
so_RB
close_JJ
to_IN
perfection_NN
,_,
in_IN
its_PP$
structure_NN
,_,
its_PP$
treatment_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
subject_NN
,_,
and_CC
its_PP$
beautiful_JJ
technical_JJ
specifications_NNS
(_(
cinematography_NN
nomination_NN
,_,
without_IN
a_DT
shred_JJ
of_IN
doubt_NN
in_IN
my_PP$
mind_NN
,_,
and_CC
maybe_RB
film_NN
editing_NN
)_)
,_,
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
nearly_RB
a_DT
shame_NN
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
flawless_JJ
gem_NN
that_CS
it_PP
should_MD
be_BE
._.
but_CC
,_,
hey_UH
,_,
as_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
i_PP
can_MD
hardly_RB
complain_VB
._.
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