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kevin_NP
smith_NP
is_BEZ
like_IN
a_DT
big_JJ
kid_NN
._.
his_PP$
humor_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
of_IN
a_DT
sophisticated_JJ
juvenile_JJ
's_POS
._.
he_PP
grew_VBD
up_RP
idolizing_VBG
star_NP
wars_NNS
and_CC
loves_NNS
comic_NN
books_NNS
,_,
having_HVG
also_RB
written_VBN
a_DT
few_DT
._.
he_PP
also_RB
has_HVZ
a_DT
cult_NN
following_JJ
,_,
mostly_RB
composed_VBN
of_IN
teenagers_NNS
,_,
college_NN
students_NNS
,_,
and_CC
smith_NP
's_POS
own_DT
fellow_NN
adolescent-minded_VBN
grownups_NNS
._.
smith_NP
is_BEZ
hilarious_JJ
in_IN
person_NN
and_CC
in_IN
writing_NN
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
he_PP
tries_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
earnest_JJ
and_CC
moralize_JJ
,_,
that_CS
is_BEZ
when_CS
he_PP
goes_VBZ
wrong_JJ
._.
kevin_NP
smith_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
better_JJR
writer_NN
than_CS
director_NN
,_,
and_CC
he'll_???
be_BE
the_DT
first_OD
to_IN
tell_VB
you_PP
that_CS
._.
that_CS
might_MD
also_RB
be_BE
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
reason_NN
why_WRB
his_PP$
moralizing_NN
comes_VBZ
across_IN
as_RB
so_RB
heavy-handed_JJ
._.
great_JJ
directors_NNS
show_VB
us_PP
their_PP$
theses_NNS
instead_RB
of_IN
having_HVG
the_DT
characters_NNS
sermonize_VB
them_PP
._.
this_DT
was_BEDZ
true_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
overrated_JJ
chasing_VBG
amy_NP
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
true_JJ
for_IN
dogma_NN
as_IN
well_RB
._.
that_CS
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
to_TO
say_VB
smith_NP
's_POS
message_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
bad_JJ
one_CD
._.
in_IN
dogma_NN
,_,
smith_NP
tells_VBZ
us_PP
that_CS
problems_NNS
arise_VB
when_CS
people_NN
believe_VB
beyond_IN
any_DT
doubt_NN
that_CS
their_PP$
insight_NN
into_IN
god_NP
and_CC
god_NP
's_POS
desires_NNS
is_BEZ
superior_JJ
to_TO
anyone_PN
else_RB
's_POS
._.
basically_RB
,_,
dogmatism_NN
is_BEZ
bad_JJ
._.
changing_JJ
the_DT
minds_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
dogmatic_JJ
is_BEZ
virtually_RB
impossible_JJ
,_,
and_CC
since_CS
the_DT
dogmatic_JJ
believe_VB
that_DT
they_PP
have_HV
special_JJ
insight_NN
,_,
they_PP
also_RB
know_VB
what_WDT
is_BEZ
best_JJS
for_IN
you_PP
,_,
whether_CS
you_PP
like_VB
it_PP
or_CC
not_XNOT
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
exactly_RB
a_DT
new_JJ
message_NN
in_IN
movies_NNS
(_(
see_VB
inherit_VB
the_DT
wind_NN
)_)
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
have_HV
no_DT
problems_NNS
with_IN
recycling_NN
old_JJ
ones_NNS
,_,
particularly_RB
since_CS
dogma_NN
's_BEZ
protesters_NNS
are_BER
proving_VBG
smith_NP
's_POS
point_NN
._.
smith_NP
's_POS
own_DT
problem_NN
with_IN
delivering_VBG
this_DT
message_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
he_PP
beats_VBZ
us_PP
over_IN
the_DT
head_NN
with_IN
it_PP
like_IN
we_PP
are_BER
reading_VBG
a_DT
dogma_NN
for_IN
dummies_NNS
book_NN
._.
but_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
smith_NP
's_POS
personality_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
simplistic_JJ
views_NNS
neglect_NN
such_DT
adult_NN
issues_NNS
as_IN
how_WRB
does_DOZ
one_PN
interpret_VB
the_DT
bible_NN
(_(
or_CC
koran_NN
,_,
etc_RB
._.
)_)
correctly_RB
(_(
or_CC
if_CS
there_EX
even_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
correctly_RB
)_(
and_CC
how_WRB
one_CD
settles_VBZ
disputes_NNS
of_IN
heretofore_WRB
dogmatic_JJ
concerns_NNS
._.
the_DT
story_NN
concerns_NNS
abortion_NN
clinic_NN
worker_NN
bethany_NN
(_(
linda_NP
fiorentino_NP
)_)
being_NN
chosen_JJ
by_IN
voice_NN
of_IN
god_NP
,_,
metatron_NN
(_(
alan_NP
rickman_NN
)_)
,_,
to_IN
prevent_VB
the_DT
destruction_NN
of_IN
the_DT
universe_NN
by_IN
two_CD
fallen_VBN
angels_NNS
,_,
bartleby_RB
(_(
ben_NP
affleck_NP
)_)
and_CC
angel_NN
of_IN
death_NN
,_,
loki_???
(_)
matt_JJ
damon_NP
)_)
._.
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
,_,
forgotten_VBN
thirteenth_OD
apostle_NN
,_,
rufus_NP
(_(
chris_NP
rock_NN
)_)
,_,
stripper_NN
muse_NN
serendipity_NN
(_(
salma_???
hayek_???
)_(
,_,
and_CC
slacker_NN
duo_NN
jay_NN
and_CC
silent_JJ
bob_NN
(_(
jason_NP
mewes_NP
and_CC
kevin_NP
smith_NP
himself_PPX
)_(
come_VB
to_IN
bethany_NN
's_POS
aid_NN
._.
fallen_VBN
muse_NN
,_,
azrael_NP
(_(
jason_NP
lee_NP
)_)
,_,
proves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
behind-the-scenes_NNS
manipulator_NN
for_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
chicanery_NN
._.
the_DT
logical_JJ
but_CC
convoluted_VBN
plot_VB
only_RB
exists_VBZ
as_CS
an_DT
excuse_NN
for_IN
the_DT
jokes_NNS
and_CC
to_IN
make_NN
smith_NP
's_POS
points_NNS
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
itself_PPX
,_,
has_HVZ
little_JJ
dramatic_JJ
momentum_NN
._.
among_IN
the_DT
supposedly_RB
outrageous_JJ
claims_NNS
made_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
god_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
woman_NN
,_,
jesus_NP
was_BEDZ
black_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
bible_NN
was_BEDZ
written_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
bunch_NN
of_IN
racist_JJ
,_,
misogynistic_JJ
white_JJ
men_NNS
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
kevin_NP
smith_NP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
necessarily_RB
subscribe_VB
to_IN
these_DT
ideas_NNS
himself_PPX
._.
they_PP
are_BER
a_DT
metaphor_NN
for_IN
the_DT
fears_NNS
and_CC
insecurities_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
dogmatic_JJ
._.
smith_NP
says_VBZ
as_CS
much_DT
in_IN
his_PP$
amusing_JJ
disclaimer_NN
that_CS
precedes_VBZ
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
when_CS
harvey_NP
weinstein_NP
asked_VBD
smith_NP
to_IN
put_NN
it_PP
into_IN
the_DT
film_NN
before_IN
cannes_NNS
,_,
smith_NP
thought_VBD
it_PP
might_MD
give_VB
validation_NP
to_IN
protesters_NNS
'_"
claims_NNS
that_CS
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
sacrilegious_JJ
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
he_PP
rethought_VBD
it_PP
and_CC
turned_VBD
the_DT
disclaimer_NN
into_IN
a_DT
joke_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
humor_NN
is_BEZ
uneven_JJ
._.
some_DT
parts_NNS
are_BER
very_RB
funny_JJ
as_CS
when_CS
bethany_NN
goes_VBZ
for_IN
a_DT
fire_NN
extinguisher_NN
when_CS
metatron_NN
makes_VBZ
a_DT
burning-bush_NN
kind_NN
of_IN
entrance_NN
._.
but_CC
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
jokes_NNS
just_RB
bomb_NN
,_,
as_CS
in_IN
virtually_RB
anything_PN
involving_VBG
salma_???
hayek_???
's_BEZ
serendipity_NN
._.
also_RB
,_,
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
jokes_NNS
can_MD
be_BE
seen_VBN
coming_VBG
from_IN
a_DT
mile_NN
away_RB
._.
still_RB
,_,
smith_NP
keeps_VBZ
the_DT
zingers_NNS
coming_VBG
at_IN
a_DT
sufficiently_RB
rapid_JJ
pace_NN
._.
among_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
,_,
fiorentino_NP
and_CC
rickman_NP
stand_VB
out_RP
by_IN
far_RB
._.
fiorentino_NP
virtually_RB
by_IN
herself_PPX
gives_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
emotional_JJ
weight_NN
._.
damon_NP
and_CC
affleck_NP
are_BER
fairly_RB
lackluster_NN
._.
rock_NN
and_CC
hayek_???
exist_VB
in_CD
the_DT
film_NN
pretty_JJ
much_RB
only_RB
as_CS
comic_JJ
relief_NN
as_IN
are_BER
mews_???
and_CC
smith_NP
._.
but_CC
the_DT
latter_DT
duo_NN
fare_NN
much_DT
better_JJR
because_CS
jay_NN
and_CC
silent_JJ
bob_NN
,_,
who_WP
recur_VB
in_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
smith_NP
's_POS
movies_NNS
,_,
are_BER
much_RB
more_RBR
in_IN
line_NN
with_IN
smith_NP
's_POS
brand_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
._.
bud_NN
cort_???
,_,
george_NP
carlin_NP
,_,
janeane_NP
garofalo_NP
,_,
guinevere_RB
turner_NP
,_,
and_CC
alanis_NN
morissette_NN
all_PDT
make_VB
cameo_???
appearances_NNS
._.