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krippendorf_NP
's_POS
tribe_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
formula_NN
comedy_NN
._.
done_DON
poorly_RB
,_,
formulaic_JJ
comedies_NNS
might_MD
seem_VB
to_IN
signify_VB
the_DT
downfall_NN
of_IN
american_JJ
cinema_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
every_DT
now_RB
and_CC
then_RB
,_,
one_CD
emerges_VBZ
,_,
like_IN
krippendorf_NP
's_POS
tribe_NN
,_,
that_CS
actually_RB
works_NN
._.
professor_NN
james_NP
krippendorf_NP
(_(
richard_NP
dreyfuss_NP
)_)
,_,
the_DT
renowned_JJ
anthropologist_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
in_IN
trouble_NN
._.
his_PP$
university_NN
gave_VBD
him_PP
a_DT
hefty_JJ
grant_NN
to_IN
discover_VB
a_NP
lost_VBD
tribe_NN
in_IN
new_JJ
guinea_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
he_PP
found_VBD
._.
._.
._.
nothing_PN
._.
his_PP$
wife_NN
has_HVZ
recently_RB
died_VBN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
has_HVZ
spent_VBN
the_DT
remainder_NN
of_IN
the_DT
grant_NN
money_NN
in_IN
raising_VBG
his_PP$
three_CD
kids_NNS
:_:
shelly_RB
(_(
natasha_NP
lyonne_NP
)_)
,_,
mickey_NP
(_(
gregory_NP
smith_NP
)_)
and_CC
edmund_NP
(_(
carl_NP
michael_NP
lidner_NN
)_)
._.
tonight_RB
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
expected_VBN
to_IN
lecture_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
newfound_NN
tribe_NN
._.
rather_RB
than_CS
break_NN
the_DT
news_NN
(_(
and_CC
face_NN
the_DT
consequences_NNS
of_IN
misusing_VBG
his_PP$
funds_NNS
)_)
,_,
he_PP
invents_NNS
a_DT
tribe_NN
:_:
the_DT
shelmikedmu_???
(_(
named_JJ
after_IN
his_PP$
kids_NNS
)_)
._.
however_RB
,_,
one_CD
lie_VB
begets_NNS
another_DT
as_IN
he_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
only_RB
required_VBN
to_IN
deliver_VB
filmed_JJ
proof_NN
of_IN
the_DT
shelmikedmu_???
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
research_NN
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
popular_JJ
phenomenon_NN
._.
soon_RB
,_,
professor_NN
krippendorf_NP
is_BEZ
caught_VBN
up_RP
in_IN
an_DT
elaborate_JJ
ruse_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
films_VBZ
mockumentary_JJ
footage_NN
starring_VBG
his_PP$
children_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
shelmikedmu_???
tribal_JJ
members_NNS
._.
his_PP$
efforts_NNS
are_BER
hampered_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
boasts_VBZ
of_IN
an_DT
over-eager_NN
colleague_NN
,_,
veronica_NP
micelli_NP
(_(
jenna_NP
elfman_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
intense_JJ
scrutiny_NN
of_IN
a_DT
rival_JJ
anthropologist_NN
,_,
ruth_NP
allen_NP
(_(
lily_NN
tomlin_NP
)_)
._.
krippendorf_NP
's_POS
tribe_NN
does_DOZ
seem_VB
to_TO
require_VB
a_DT
little_JJ
suspension_NN
of_IN
disbelief_NN
._.
no_DT
one_CD
seems_VBZ
to_IN
question_NN
the_DT
way_NN
his_PP$
field_NN
documentaries_NNS
seem_VB
to_IN
be_BE
shot_NN
with_IN
multiple_JJ
cameras_NNS
,_,
or_CC
that_CS
his_PP$
newly_RB
discovered_VBN
tribesmen_NNS
have_HV
startlingly_RB
blue_JJ
eyes_NNS
._.
luckily_RB
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
film_NN
builds_VBZ
momentum_NN
,_,
that_CS
suspension_NN
of_IN
disbelief_NN
is_BEZ
easy_JJ
to_TO
come_VB
by_IN
._.
though_CS
there_EX
's_BEZ
some_DT
mild_JJ
humor_NN
in_IN
the_DT
krippendorf_NP
family_NN
trying_VBG
to_IN
pass_NN
themselves_PPX
off_IN
as_RB
a_DT
lost_JJ
tribe_NN
,_,
the_DT
real_JJ
humor_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
in_IN
how_WRB
james_NP
gets_VBZ
trapped_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
ever_RB
increasing_JJ
snowball_NN
of_IN
lies_NNS
._.
the_DT
double_JJ
meanings_NNS
to_IN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
shelmikedmu_???
appearances_NNS
are_BER
enjoyable_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
comic_NN
timing_NN
required_VBN
for_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
latter_DT
scenes_NNS
is_BEZ
superb_JJ
._.
richard_NP
dreyfuss_VB
is_BEZ
terrific_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
hapless_NN
professor_NN
who_WP
soon_RB
loses_VBZ
control_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
imaginary_JJ
tribe_NN
._.
jenna_NP
elfman_NN
's_POS
position_NN
as_IN
a_DT
romantic_JJ
lead_NN
seems_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
forced_VBN
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
plays_VBZ
the_DT
part_NN
with_IN
extreme_JJ
affability_NN
._.
even_RB
the_DT
kids_NNS
,_,
who_WP
in_IN
films_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
tend_VB
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
bit_NN
on_IN
the_DT
precocious_JJ
side_NN
,_,
are_BER
endearing_JJ
and_CC
humorous_JJ
._.
yes_UH
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
does_DOZ
veer_???
occasionally_RB
into_IN
some_DT
rather_RB
lowbrow_JJ
humor_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
has_HVZ
the_DT
best_JJS
excuse_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
:_:
it_NN
's_POS
funny_JJ
._.
it_PP
may_MD
not_XNOT
go_VB
down_RP
as_IN
an_DT
all-time_JJ
classic_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
certainly_RB
delivers_VBZ
what_WDT
you_PP
expect_VB
from_IN
a_DT
comedy_NN
:_:
plenty_PN
of_IN
laughs_NNS
._.