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if_CS
you_PP
had_HVD
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
create_VB
a_NP
genetically_RB
perfect_JJ
child_NN
,_,
would_MD
you_PP
do_DO
it_PP
?_?
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
which_WDT
presents_VBZ
a_DT
future_NN
where_CS
society_NN
has_HVZ
answered_VBN
"_"
yes_UH
"_"
to_IN
this_DT
question_NN
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
ponders_NNS
if_CS
this_DT
was_BEDZ
actually_RB
the_DT
right_NN
decision_NN
._.
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
came_VBD
out_RP
only_RB
a_DT
couple_NN
months_NNS
following_JJ
the_DT
first_OD
genetically_RB
engineered_VBD
creature_NN
,_,
the_DT
lovable_JJ
dolly_NN
the_DT
sheep_NN
,_,
and_CC
with_IN
this_DT
in_IN
mind_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
only_RB
becomes_VBZ
more_DT
frightening_JJ
._.
the_DT
way_NN
the_DT
realm_NN
of_IN
genetics_NN
is_BEZ
heading_NN
,_,
it_PP
may_MD
only_RB
take_VB
a_DT
couple_NN
decades_NNS
until_CS
the_DT
future_NN
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
presents_NNS
becomes_VBZ
true_JJ
._.
contrary_NN
to_IN
the_DT
misleading_JJ
trailers_NNS
,_,
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
sci-fi_???
thriller_NN
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
way_NN
that_CS
there_EX
's_BEZ
lots_PN
of_IN
murder_NN
,_,
hitchcockian_JJ
suspense_NN
,_,
and_CC
chase_NN
scenes_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
quiet_JJ
,_,
sad_JJ
film_NN
about_IN
intelligent_JJ
theories_NNS
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
seems_VBZ
like_IN
it_PP
would_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
written_VBN
by_IN
george_NP
orwell_NP
or_CC
aldous_NP
huxley_NP
(_(
the_DT
latter_DT
who_WP
's_MD
novel_JJ
"_"
brave_JJ
new_JJ
world_NN
"_"
featured_VBN
genetically_RB
engineered_VBD
children_NNS
)_(
._.
it_NN
's_POS
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
may_MD
likely_RB
become_VB
a_DT
cult_NN
hit_VBD
to_TO
people_NN
who_NP
are_BER
frightened_JJ
by_IN
a_DT
promise_NN
of_IN
shallow_JJ
utopia_NP
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
exactly_RB
what_WDT
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
presents_NNS
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
the_DT
main_JJ
reason_NN
i_PP
dug_VBD
it_PP
so_RB
much_RB
._.
the_DT
story_NN
revolves_VBZ
around_IN
the_DT
genetically_RB
insufficient_JJ
vincent_NP
freeman_NN
(_(
ethan_NP
hawke_???
)_(
,_,
a_DT
man_NN
with_IN
high_JJ
hopes_NNS
but_CC
a_DT
30_CD
%_NN
chance_NN
of_IN
heart_NN
problems_NNS
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
prospected_VBN
life_NN
span_NN
of_IN
around_RB
30_CD
years_NNS
._.
as_CS
a_DT
child_NN
,_,
he_PP
was_BEDZ
put_VBN
down_RP
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
threats_NNS
of_IN
genetics_NN
,_,
while_CS
his_PP$
younger_JJR
genetically_RB
perfect_JJ
brother_NN
,_,
anton_NP
(_(
loren_NNS
dean_JJ
)_)
,_,
was_BEDZ
promised_VBN
whatever_WDT
his_PP$
heart_NN
desired_JJ
._.
vincent_NP
yearns_NNS
to_IN
be_BE
an_DT
astronaut_NP
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
he_PP
gets_VBZ
a_DT
job_NN
at_IN
a_DT
giant_NN
space_NN
company_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
as_IN
a_DT
janitor_NN
(_(
ernest_NP
borgnine_JJ
plays_NNS
his_PP$
boss_NN
!_!
)_)
._.
but_CC
one_CD
day_NN
,_,
he_PP
finds_VBZ
out_RP
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
probably_RB
possible_JJ
that_CS
his_PP$
desires_NNS
can_MD
come_VB
true_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
form_NN
of_IN
a_DT
business_NN
deal_NN
brought_VBN
out_RP
by_IN
a_DT
black_JJ
market_NN
geneticist_NN
(_(
or_CC
something_PN
)_(
,_,
german_JJ
(_)
"_"
wings_NNS
"_"
'_"
tony_NP
shalhoub_???
,_,
who_WP
did_DOD
like_VB
hundreds_NNS
of_IN
cameos_NNS
in_IN
films_NNS
back_RP
in_IN
'97_???
:_:
"_"
men_NNS
in_IN
black_JJ
,_,
"_"
"_"
a_DT
life_NN
less_DT
ordinary_JJ
"_"
._.
._.
._.
)_(
,_,
who_NP
's_POS
client_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
genetically_RB
perfect_JJ
man_NN
,_,
jerome_NP
morrow_NN
(_(
jude_NP
law_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
unfortunately_RB
been_BEN
crippled_VBN
._.
fortunately_RB
,_,
though_CS
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
no_DT
record_NN
of_IN
the_DT
accident_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
willing_JJ
to_TO
give_VB
someone_PN
else_RB
his_PP$
life_NN
._.
since_CS
vincent_NP
looks_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
like_IN
him_PP
._.
._.
._.
after_CS
a_DT
couple_NN
alterations_NNS
(_(
some_DT
minor_JJ
,_,
some_DT
really_RB
major_JJ
)_)
,_,
he_PP
has_HVZ
donned_VBD
the_DT
life_NN
of_IN
jerome_NP
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
doing_DOG
his_PP$
job_NN
._.
there_EX
,_,
he_PP
meets_VBZ
a_DT
genetically_RB
imperfect_JJ
woman_NN
,_,
irene_NN
(_(
uma_???
thurman_JJ
,_,
who_WP
's_BEZ
genetically_RB
perfect_JJ
in_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
anyway_RB
,_,
hee_???
hee_???
)_(
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
two_CD
begin_VB
a_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
relationship_NN
,_,
albeit_CS
a_DT
very_RB
shallow_JJ
one_CD
since_CS
romance_NN
is_BEZ
deemed_VBN
by_IN
how_WRB
great_JJ
a_DT
man_NN
's_POS
stats_NNS
are_BER
._.
however_RB
,_,
a_DT
murder_NN
of_IN
a_DT
high-level_JJ
worker_NN
at_IN
his_PP$
office_NN
is_BEZ
killed_VBN
,_,
and_CC
one_CD
of_IN
vincent_NP
/_SYM
jerome_NP
's_BEZ
eyelashes_NP
is_BEZ
found_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
anal_JJ
retentive_JJ
investigators_NNS
headed_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
semi-wily_NN
inspector_NN
,_,
hugo_NP
,_,
(_(
alan_NP
arkin_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
none_PN
other_JJ
than_CS
vincent_NP
's_POS
long_JJ
lost_JJ
brother_NN
,_,
anton_NP
,_,
who_WP
hasn't_HVZ
seen_VBN
him_PP
since_CS
they_PP
were_BED
teenagers_NNS
._.
we_PP
know_VB
vincent_NP
/_SYM
jerome_NP
didn't_DOD
do_DO
it_NN
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
his_PP$
older_JJR
picture_NN
being_NN
posted_VBN
everywhere_RB
,_,
not_XNOT
only_RB
vincent_NP
/_SYM
jerome_NP
's_BEZ
in_IN
trouble_NN
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
the_DT
real_JJ
jerome_NP
,_,
who_WP
's_BEZ
as_IN
much_DT
in_IN
it_PP
as_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
._.
however_RB
,_,
there_EX
isn't_BEZ
many_DT
big_JJ
suspense_NN
set_NN
pieces_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
actually_RB
a_DT
blessing_NN
because_CS
if_CS
they_PP
were_BED
tossed_VBD
in_CD
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
lose_VB
it_PP
's_BEZ
message_NN
and_CC
descend_VB
into_IN
just_RB
being_BEG
a_DT
sci-fi_???
thriller_NN
a_DT
la_NP
william_NP
gibson_NP
._.
the_DT
suspense_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
comes_VBZ
from_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
that_CS
vincent_NP
and_CC
jerome_NP
can_MD
easily_RB
be_BE
captured_VBN
just_RB
by_IN
dropping_VBG
a_DT
hair_NN
or_CC
dead_JJ
skin_NN
._.
while_CS
there_EX
are_BER
several_DT
scenes_NNS
which_WDT
are_BER
pretty_JJ
frightening_JJ
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
big_JJ
distractions_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
point_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
much_DT
to_IN
the_DT
dismay_NN
of_IN
commercial_JJ
audiences_NNS
._.
what_WDT
is_BEZ
actually_RB
portrayed_VBN
is_BEZ
the_DT
lack_NN
of_IN
life_NN
in_IN
the_DT
utopian_JJ
society_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
created_VBN
._.
irene_NN
has_HVZ
no_DT
real_JJ
spunk_VBN
in_IN
her_PP$
life_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
rather_RB
amazed_JJ
by_IN
the_DT
sheer_JJ
beauty_NN
of_IN
a_DT
sunrise_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
genetically_RB
perfect_JJ
people_NN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
genetically_RB
flawless_JJ
jerome_NP
is_BEZ
in_IN
actuality_NN
a_DT
bitter_JJ
man_NN
,_,
claiming_VBG
that_CS
his_PP$
accident_NN
was_BEDZ
really_RB
no_DT
accident_NN
._.
what_WDT
jerome_NP
has_HVZ
done_DON
is_BEZ
fool_VB
the_DT
system_NN
in_IN
giving_VBG
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
yearns_VBZ
for_IN
better_NN
things_NNS
a_DT
chance_NN
at_IN
that_DT
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
ending_NN
is_BEZ
shocking_JJ
as_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
definite_JJ
work_NN
of_IN
dystopian_JJ
propaganda_NN
,_,
but_CC
doesn't_DOZ
have_HV
the_DT
down_IN
ending_NN
of_IN
other_JJ
works_NN
of_IN
this_DT
kind_NN
._.
the_DT
production_NN
design_NN
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
probably_RB
the_DT
best_JJS
i've_???
seen_VBN
this_DT
year_NN
:_:
it_PP
's_BEZ
stunning_JJ
,_,
very_RB
pleasing_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
eye_NN
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
very_RB
cold_JJ
._.
since_CS
genetics_NN
has_HVZ
ruled_VBN
out_RP
any_DT
chance_NN
of_IN
improvement_NN
,_,
the_DT
world_NN
has_HVZ
cooled_VBN
into_IN
a_DT
state_NN
of_IN
inhumanity_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
sets_NNS
echo_NN
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
shallow_JJ
misery_NN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
sequence_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
high-level_JJ
workers_NNS
doing_DOG
their_PP$
jobs_NNS
has_HVZ
a_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
gilliam-esque_NN
feel_VB
to_IN
it_PP
,_,
showing_VBG
the_DT
nightmare_NN
of_IN
slipping_VBG
into_IN
a_DT
routine_NN
zombie-like_IN
life_NN
._.
the_DT
ability_NN
to_IN
perfect_JJ
people_NN
has_HVZ
left_VBN
humanity_NN
cold_JJ
and_CC
generally_RB
unhappy_JJ
._.
the_DT
acting_JJ
from_IN
everyone_PN
is_BEZ
great_JJ
,_,
with_IN
thurman_NN
giving_VBG
a_DT
wonderfully_RB
cold_JJ
performance_NN
,_,
and_CC
hawke_???
creating_VBG
a_DT
character_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
beaten_VBN
down_RP
by_IN
the_DT
system_NN
but_CC
has_HVZ
found_VBN
a_DT
new_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
optimism_NN
by_IN
a_DT
bitter_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
was_BEDZ
willing_JJ
to_TO
give_VB
it_PP
out_RP
anyway_RB
(_(
interesting_VBG
pointless_JJ
fact_NN
:_:
uma_???
and_CC
ethan_NP
started_VBD
dating_VBG
after_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
currently_RB
she_PP
is_BEZ
pregnant_JJ
with_IN
his_PP$
child_NN
)_)
._.
but_CC
the_DT
best_JJS
performance_NN
belongs_VBZ
to_IN
jude_NP
law_NN
,_,
who_WP
steals_VBZ
every_DT
scene_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
in_IN
,_,
and_CC
creates_VBZ
a_DT
character_NN
filled_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
pessimism_NN
over_IN
having_HVG
such_DT
a_DT
horrible_JJ
burden_NN
placed_VBN
on_IN
his_PP$
burden_NN
._.
i_PP
think_VB
that_CS
people_NN
are_BER
generally_RB
tempted_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
genetics_NN
can_MD
actually_RB
create_VB
perfection_NN
in_IN
a_DT
child_NN
,_,
but_CC
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
they_PP
would_MD
actually_RB
act_VB
on_IN
this_DT
temptation_NN
is_BEZ
something_PN
i'm_???
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
of_IN
._.
"_"
gattaca_NP
"_"
warns_VBZ
us_PP
not_XNOT
to_TO
go_VB
any_DT
farther_RBR
,_,
chiefly_RB
because_CS
we'll_???
create_VB
a_DT
world_NN
of_IN
elitism_NN
where_CS
the_DT
elite_NN
are_BER
shallow_JJ
and_CC
unhappy_JJ
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
bitter_JJ
and_CC
angry_JJ
as_IN
the_DT
lesser_JJ
people_NN
are_BER
._.
and_CC
when_CS
i_PP
see_VB
a_DT
possible_JJ
future_NN
featuring_VBG
a_DT
12-fingered_JJ
piano_NN
player_NN
,_,
well_RB
folks_NNS
,_,
that_CS
just_RB
creeps_VBZ
me_PP
out_RP
._.