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getting_VBG
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a_DT
summer_NN
movie_NN
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male_JJ
virginity_NN
._.
the_DT
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,_,
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._.
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and_CC
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,_,
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,_,
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,_,
and_CC
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a_DT
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,_,
adult_NN
audience_NN
._.
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birdsall_NN
(_(
emily_NP
lloyd_NP
's_POS
boyfriend_NN
in_IN
wish_NN
you_PP
were_BED
here_RB
)_(
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,_,
a_DT
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a_NN
virgin_NN
._.
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his_PP$
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at_IN
the_DT
hair_NN
salon_NN
,_,
but_CC
expose_VB
him_PP
to_IN
a_DT
single_JJ
30-year-old_NN
beauty_NN
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
mess_NN
._.
much_DT
to_IN
gavin_NP
's_POS
surprise_NN
,_,
the_DT
woman_NN
who_WP
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him_PP
out_RP
of_IN
his_PP$
shell_NN
and_CC
robs_???
him_PP
of_IN
his_PP$
virginity_NN
is_BEZ
joan_NP
(_(
lynn_NP
redgrave_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
rich_JJ
,_,
married_JJ
,_,
and_CC
lonely_JJ
45-year-old_NN
._.
getting_VBG
it_PP
right_JJ
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the_DT
simple_JJ
story_NN
of_IN
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's_POS
awkward_JJ
and_CC
haphazard_JJ
efforts_NNS
to_IN
get_VB
it_NN
right_NN
;_;
that_CS
is_BEZ
,_,
to_IN
find_NN
the_DT
right_NN
woman_NN
to_IN
fulfill_NP
his_PP$
life_NN
._.
getting_VBG
it_PP
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one_CD
of_IN
those_DT
rare_JJ
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that_CS
devotes_VBZ
itself_PPX
entirely_RB
to_IN
in-depth_JJ
character_NN
development_NN
._.
gavin_NP
's_POS
self-conscious_JJ
voice-over_NN
narration_NP
of_IN
his_PP$
experiences_NNS
firmly_RB
thrusts_NNS
us_PP
into_IN
his_PP$
psyche_NN
._.
we_PP
observe_VB
his_PP$
fascinating_JJ
metamorphosis_NN
from_IN
shy_JJ
and_CC
passive_JJ
introversion_NN
to_IN
assertive_JJ
and_CC
self-confident_JJ
maturity_NN
._.
birdsall_NP
's_POS
superb_JJ
,_,
understated_VBN
performance_NN
as_IN
gavin_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
real_JJ
backbone_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
;_;
he_PP
seems_VBZ
convincing_JJ
and_CC
authentic_JJ
throughout_IN
._.
the_DT
charm_NN
of_IN
getting_VBG
it_PP
right_JJ
also_RB
lies_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
wide_JJ
array_NN
of_IN
people_NN
who_WP
inhabit_VB
or_CC
invade_VB
gavin_NP
's_POS
life_NN
._.
despite_IN
her_PP$
limited_JJ
screen_NN
time_NN
,_,
redgrave_NP
makes_VBZ
quite_RB
a_DT
splash_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
as_IN
gavin_NP
's_POS
middle-aged_JJ
seducer_NN
._.
for_IN
a_DT
supporting_JJ
character_NN
,_,
joan_NP
is_BEZ
unusually_RB
and_CC
impressively_RB
complex_JJ
,_,
thanks_NNS
in_IN
large_JJ
part_NN
to_IN
redgrave_NP
's_POS
magnificent_JJ
performance_NN
._.
gavin_NP
is_BEZ
also_RB
pursued_VBN
,_,
or_CC
perhaps_RB
plagued_VBN
,_,
by_IN
minnie_NP
,_,
the_DT
totally_RB
neurotic_JJ
daughter_NN
of_IN
a_DT
rich_JJ
aristocrat_NN
._.
after_IN
minnie_NP
and_CC
gavin_NP
meet_VB
at_IN
a_DT
party_NN
,_,
she_PP
takes_VBZ
great_JJ
pleasure_NN
in_IN
disrupting_VBG
his_PP$
safe_JJ
and_CC
simple_JJ
life_NN
._.
helena_NP
bonham_NP
carter_NP
is_BEZ
delightfully_RB
pathetic_JJ
and_CC
kooky_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
role_NN
,_,
and_CC
sir_NN
john_NP
gielgud_NP
,_,
with_IN
his_PP$
tongue_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
cheek_NN
,_,
embodies_NNS
the_DT
height_NN
of_IN
arrogance_NN
as_IN
her_PP$
father_NN
._.
gavin_NP
's_POS
eventual_JJ
love-interest_NN
is_BEZ
jenny_NP
,_,
the_DT
adorable_JJ
twenty-year-old_NN
single_JJ
mother_NN
who_WP
assists_VBZ
him_PP
at_IN
the_DT
beauty_NN
salon_NN
;_;
london_NP
stage_NN
actress_NN
jane_NP
horrocks_NNS
'_"
fine_JJ
performance_NN
yields_NNS
a_DT
touchingly_RB
sweet_JJ
character_NN
._.
peter_NP
cook_NP
,_,
the_DT
great_JJ
british_JJ
satirist_NN
,_,
appears_VBZ
briefly_RB
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
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gavin_NP
's_POS
uptight_NN
employer_NN
._.
the_DT
scenes_NNS
of_IN
gavin_NP
's_POS
home_NN
life_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
parents_NNS
are_BER
also_RB
a_DT
treat_NN
._.
gavin_NP
's_POS
over-protective_JJ
mother_NN
(_(
pat_NP
heywood_NP
)_)
,_,
whom_WP
even_RB
woody_JJ
allen_NP
would_MD
find_VB
overbearing_VBG
,_,
almost_RB
steals_VBZ
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
her_PP
life_NN
seems_VBZ
limited_JJ
to_IN
just_RB
two_CD
activities_NNS
:_:
treating_VBG
gavin_NP
like_IN
a_DT
10-year-old_NN
and_CC
preparing_VBG
exotic_JJ
but_CC
inedible_JJ
meals_NNS
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
scalding_VBG
hot_JJ
curry_NN
and_CC
baked_JJ
chicken_NN
with_IN
chocolate_NN
sauce_NN
._.
gavin_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
attempts_NNS
to_IN
avoid_VB
eating_NN
her_PP
meals_NNS
are_BER
extremely_RB
amusing_JJ
._.
getting_VBG
it_PP
right_JJ
,_,
for_IN
the_DT
most_DT
part_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
very_RB
well-crafted_VBN
,_,
except_CS
for_IN
two_CD
minor_JJ
shortcomings_NNS
._.
first_OD
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
about_IN
15_CD
minutes_NNS
too_RB
long_JJ
,_,
and_CC
consequently_RB
it_PP
loses_VBZ
momentum_NN
at_IN
times_NNS
._.
second_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
includes_VBZ
an_DT
altogether_RB
extraneous_JJ
subplot_NN
about_IN
the_DT
domestic_JJ
problems_NNS
between_IN
gavin_NP
's_POS
best_JJS
friend_NN
,_,
harry_NP
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
unfaithful_JJ
lover_NN
,_,
winthrop_NN
._.
overall_JJ
,_,
however_RB
,_,
getting_VBG
it_PP
right_JJ
is_BEZ
quite_RB
memorable_JJ
for_IN
its_PP$
humor_NN
,_,
depth_NN
,_,
sophistication_NN
,_,
and_CC
outstanding_JJ
acting_JJ
._.
director_NN
kleiser_NN
and_CC
screenwriter_NN
elizabeth_NP
jane_NP
howard_NP
(_(
adapting_VBG
her_PP$
own_DT
highly_RB
acclaimed_JJ
novel_NN
)_)
deserve_VB
praise_NN
for_IN
finding_VBG
just_RB
the_DT
right_NN
tone_NN
for_IN
this_DT
tale_NN
of_IN
growth_NN
,_,
maturation_NN
,_,
and_CC
self-discovery_NN
._.