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for_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
about_IN
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,_,
"_"
1980s_CD
"_"
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at_IN
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titular_JJ
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1980s_CD
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._.
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of_IN
it_PP
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a_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
"_"
boogie_NN
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"_"
-lite_IN
-_-
where_WRB
that_DT
similarly-structured_JJ
and_CC
-set_???
portrayal_NN
of_IN
the_DT
porn_???
industry_NN
was_BEDZ
loaded_VBN
with_IN
salacious_JJ
goings-on_???
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skidded_VBD
on_IN
a_DT
destructive_JJ
midpoint_NN
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shift_NN
,_,
"_"
54_CD
"_"
leaves_NNS
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your_PP$
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._.
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its_PP$
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,_,
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preaching_VBG
,_,
either_RB
._.
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fact_NN
,_,
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the_DT
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,_,
"_"
54_CD
"_"
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._.
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haven_NN
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the_DT
rich_JJ
,_,
famous_JJ
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it_PP
closed_VBD
its_PP$
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forever_RB
in_IN
1986_CD
._.
inside_IN
,_,
anything_PN
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and_CC
,_,
we_PP
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told_VBN
,_,
everything_PN
did_DOD
._.
the_DT
film_NN
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shane_NP
o'shea_NP
(_(
ryan_NP
phillippe_NN
,_,
the_DT
jerky_JJ
jock_???
from_IN
"_"
i_PP
know_VB
what_WDT
you_PP
did_DOD
last_VB
summer_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
a_DT
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of_IN
venturing_NN
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rope_NN
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coming_VBG
face-to-face_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
wild_JJ
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he_PP
can_MD
only_RB
read_VB
about_IN
in_IN
magazines_NNS
._.
his_PP$
wish_NN
comes_VBZ
true_JJ
when_CS
studio_NN
54_CD
owner_NN
steve_NP
rubell_NP
(_(
mike_NP
myers_NP
)_)
spots_NNS
him_PP
amongst_IN
a_DT
crowd_NN
of_IN
gawkers_NNS
one_CD
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in_IN
'79_???
and_CC
permits_NNS
him_PP
passage_NN
-_-
but_CC
not_XNOT
before_IN
he_PP
doffs_NNS
his_PP$
hideous_JJ
shirt_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
._.
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,_,
shane_NP
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by_IN
the_DT
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of_IN
sex_NN
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drugs_NNS
._.
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want_VB
to_TO
leave_VB
,_,
so_RB
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employment_NN
as_IN
a_DT
busboy_NN
._.
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quickly_RB
becomes_VBZ
friends_NNS
with_IN
greg_NP
(_(
breckin_NP
meyer_NP
)_)
and_CC
anita_NP
(_(
salma_???
hayek_???
)_(
,_,
a_DT
married_JJ
couple_NN
who_WP
work_VB
along_IN
side_NN
of_IN
him_PP
;_;
greg_NP
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to_IN
make_NN
the_DT
big_JJ
money_NN
as_IN
a_DT
studio_NN
54_CD
bartender_NN
,_,
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anita_NP
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coats_NNS
but_CC
desires_NNS
a_DT
recording_NN
contract_NN
to_IN
call_NN
her_PP
own_DT
._.
after_IN
rubbing_VBG
elbows_NNS
(_(
among_IN
other_JJ
things_NNS
)_)
with_IN
a_DT
renowned_JJ
socialite_NN
(_(
sela_???
ward_NN
)_(
and_CC
gaining_VBG
the_DT
personal_JJ
interest_NN
of_IN
rubell_NP
,_,
shane_NP
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to_IN
ascend_VB
to_IN
the_DT
upper_JJ
echelons_NNS
of_IN
54_CD
._.
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fame_NN
doesn't_DOZ
come_VB
without_IN
a_DT
price_NN
._.
"_"
54_CD
"_"
's_BEZ
major_JJ
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lie_VB
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its_PP$
handling_NN
of_IN
the_DT
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-_-
at_IN
a_DT
slim_JJ
hour-and-a-half_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
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too_RB
short_JJ
to_IN
take_VB
on_IN
such_DT
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multi-character_NN
focus_NN
,_,
and_CC
more_DT
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a_DT
few_DT
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the_DT
resulting_JJ
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act_NN
._.
alleged_JJ
last-minute_JJ
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likely_JJ
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blame_NN
for_IN
the_DT
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rushed_VBN
development_NN
and_CC
ambiguous_JJ
interaction_NN
,_,
since_CS
"_"
54_CD
"_"
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a_DT
scene_NN
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._.
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apparent_JJ
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shane_NP
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with_IN
soap_NN
opera_NN
actress_NN
julie_NP
black_JJ
(_(
neve_???
campbell_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
frequent_JJ
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54_CD
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whom_WP
he_PP
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long_JJ
admired_VBN
from_IN
afar_RB
._.
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it_PP
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a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
transform_VB
into_IN
something_PN
special_JJ
._.
that_CS
"_"
54_CD
"_"
works_NN
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these_DT
limitations_NNS
,_,
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,_,
is_BEZ
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due_JJ
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the_DT
competence_NN
and_CC
energy_NN
with_IN
which_WDT
it_PP
's_BEZ
assembled_JJ
._.
sure_JJ
,_,
it_PP
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shallow_JJ
,_,
slick_JJ
,_,
sanitized_JJ
portrait_NN
of_IN
a_DT
bygone_NN
age_NN
,_,
and_CC
sure_JJ
,_,
we've_???
seen_VBN
the_DT
rags-to-riches_JJ
story_NN
gazillions_NNS
of_IN
times_NNS
,_,
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debut_NN
director_NN
and_CC
screenwriter_NN
mark_NN
christopher_NP
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things_NNS
moving_VBG
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lively_JJ
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studio_NN
54_CD
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bustle_NN
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livelier_RBR
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inhabit_VB
his_PP$
bouncy_JJ
vision_NN
._.
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comic_NN
creativity_NN
,_,
the_DT
pinnacle_NN
of_IN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
disco_NN
dottie_NP
(_(
"_"
the_DT
wedding_NN
singer_NN
"_"
's_BEZ
ellen_NP
dow_NP
)_)
,_,
an_DT
elderly_JJ
dancing_NN
queen_NN
who_WP
plays_VBZ
the_DT
loving_JJ
grandmother_NN
in_IN
public_JJ
,_,
but_CC
slides_NNS
up_IN
to_IN
shane_NP
behind_IN
54_CD
's_POS
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doors_NNS
and_CC
asks_VBZ
for_IN
a_DT
"_"
funky_JJ
little_JJ
treat_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
solid_JJ
,_,
sexy_JJ
cast_NN
smooths_NNS
out_RP
-_-
if_CS
only_RB
while_CS
you're_???
caught_JJ
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in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
-_-
any_DT
rough_JJ
spots_NNS
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to_IN
their_PP$
alter-egos_???
or_CC
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
newcomer_NN
phillippe_NN
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the_DT
charisma_NN
and_CC
joisey_NP
accent_NN
down_IN
pat_NP
;_;
he_PP
and_CC
campbell_NP
,_,
as_CS
fetching_VBG
as_IN
ever_RB
,_,
look_VB
so_RB
good_JJ
together_RB
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
shame_NN
their_PP$
subplot_NN
goes_VBZ
nowhere_RB
._.
meyer_NP
exhibits_VBZ
the_DT
congenial_JJ
appeal_NN
that_CS
made_VBN
him_PP
a_DT
delight_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
in_IN
"_"
clueless_NN
"_"
(_(
he_PP
was_BEDZ
the_DT
stoner_NN
with_IN
the_DT
joker-smile_JJ
)_)
,_,
while_CS
hayek_???
simply_RB
sizzles_VBZ
,_,
especially_RB
when_CS
leading_JJ
a_DT
dance_NN
class_NN
with_IN
the_DT
mantra_NN
,_,
"_"
one_CD
,_,
two_CD
,_,
three_CD
,_,
attitude_NN
!_!
"_"
sherry_NN
stringfield_NP
,_,
unidentifiable_JJ
under_IN
big_JJ
'70s_???
hair_NN
,_,
takes_VBZ
on_IN
her_PP$
first_OD
big-screen_IN
gig_???
since_IN
she_PP
left_VBD
"_"
er_NP
"_"
as_CS
rubell_NP
's_POS
accountant_NN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
's_BEZ
criminally_RB
underused_VBN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
droopy-eyed_JJ
,_,
drug-addled_JJ
steve_NP
rubell_NP
,_,
myers_NP
is_BEZ
worth_IN
the_DT
price_NN
of_IN
admission_NN
alone_RB
._.
when_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
playing_VBG
the_DT
life_NN
of_IN
the_DT
party_NN
,_,
the_DT
ex-_???
"_"
saturday_NP
night_NN
live_VB
"_"
comedian_JJ
strips_NNS
away_RB
all_PDT
of_IN
rubell_NP
's_POS
confidence_NN
and_CC
swagger_NN
to_IN
show_NN
a_DT
man_NN
desperately_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
fill_NN
his_PP$
empty_JJ
,_,
unhappy_JJ
life_NN
with_IN
exorbitance_NN
;_;
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
moment_NN
worthy_NN
of_IN
pity_NN
when_CS
,_,
while_CS
lounging_VBG
on_IN
a_DT
bed_NN
of_IN
money_NN
and_CC
vomiting_VBG
from_IN
a_DT
particularly_RB
heavy_JJ
evening_NN
,_,
he_PP
attempts_NNS
to_IN
seduce_NN
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
employees_NNS
._.
and_CC
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his_PP$
performance_NN
is_BEZ
largely_RB
serious_JJ
,_,
myers_NP
mixes_NNS
the_DT
empathy_NN
with_IN
a_DT
delicate_JJ
"_"
austin_NP
powers_NNS
"_"
-esque_NN
wink_???
,_,
thus_RB
keeping_VBG
consistent_JJ
with_IN
"_"
54_CD
"_"
's_BEZ
overall_JJ
feel_NN
-_-
gaudy_JJ
,_,
larger-than-life_JJ
and_CC
satisfyingly_RB
ornamental_JJ
,_,
not_XNOT
unlike_IN
a_DT
giant_NN
disco_NN
ball_NN
._.
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