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in_IN
one_CD
scene_NN
from_IN
"_"
the_DT
people_NN
vs_IN
._.
larry_NP
flynt_???
,_,
"_"
the_DT
hustler_NP
magazine_NN
publisher_NN
appears_VBZ
at_IN
a_DT
self-staged_JJ
free_JJ
speech_NN
rally_NN
._.
as_CS
graphic_JJ
photos_NNS
flash_NN
on_IN
a_DT
huge_JJ
screen_NN
behind_IN
him_PP
,_,
flynt_???
strides_NNS
confidently_RB
across_IN
the_DT
stage_NN
,_,
delivering_VBG
a_DT
rousing_VBG
speech_NN
over_IN
what_WDT
really_RB
constitutes_VBZ
obscenity_NN
._.
the_DT
spectacle_NN
was_BEDZ
reminiscent_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
in_IN
"_"
patton_NP
"_"
where_CS
the_DT
general_JJ
spoke_NN
in_IN
front_NN
of_IN
a_DT
giant_NN
american_JJ
flag_NN
._.
both_RB
scenes_NNS
were_BED
stirring_VBG
,_,
larger_JJR
than_CS
life_NN
,_,
richly_RB
entertaining_JJ
,_,
and_CC
felt_VBD
totally_RB
like_IN
contrived_JJ
set_NN
pieces_NNS
for_IN
big_JJ
hollywood_NP
movies_NNS
._.
overall_JJ
,_,
that_CS
sums_NNS
up_IN
"_"
the_DT
people_NN
vs_IN
._.
larry_NP
flynt_???
._.
"_"
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
wildly_RB
entertaining_JJ
hoot_NN
which_WDT
,_,
despite_IN
being_BEG
based_VBN
on_IN
fact_NN
,_,
feels_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
big_JJ
,_,
phony_NN
hollywood_NP
movie_NN
._.
the_DT
son_NN
of_IN
a_DT
kentucky_NP
moonshiner_NN
,_,
flynt_???
(_)
woody_JJ
harrelson_NN
)_)
ran_VBD
away_RB
from_IN
home_NN
and_CC
ended_VBD
up_RP
operating_NN
strip_NN
clubs_NNS
in_IN
cincinnati_NP
._.
there_EX
he_PP
met_VBD
althea_NP
leasure_VB
(_(
courtney_NP
love_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
bisexual_JJ
stripper_NN
who_WP
became_VBD
his_PP$
fourth_OD
wife_NN
and_CC
the_DT
love_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
life_NN
._.
to_IN
bolster_VB
interest_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
clubs_NNS
,_,
he_PP
started_VBD
a_DT
sexually_RB
explicit_JJ
newsletter_NN
that_CS
grew_VBD
into_IN
hustler_NP
magazine_NN
._.
flynt_???
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
magazine_NN
's_POS
rag-tag_NP
management_NN
team_NN
,_,
headed_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
brother_NN
jimmy_NP
(_(
played_VBD
nicely_RB
by_IN
woody_NP
's_POS
real-life_JJ
brother_NN
,_,
steak_NN
&_???
shake_NN
commercial_JJ
veteran_NN
brett_NP
harrelson_NP
)_)
,_,
viewed_VBN
playboy_NN
magazine_NN
with_IN
contempt_NN
._.
they_PP
mocked_VBD
its_PP$
slick_NN
articles_NNS
and_CC
airbrushed_VBD
photos_NNS
,_,
striving_NN
to_IN
keep_VB
hustler_NP
focused_VBD
on_IN
"_"
what_WDT
guys_NNS
really_RB
want_VB
,_,
"_"
explicit_JJ
photos_NNS
that_CS
would_MD
make_VB
a_DT
gynecologist_NN
squirm_VB
,_,
and_CC
extremely_RB
crude_JJ
humor_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
prime_JJ
example_NN
of_IN
hustler_NP
's_POS
attitude_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
cartoon_NN
depicting_VBG
characters_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
wizard_NN
of_IN
oz_NN
in_IN
an_DT
orgy_???
,_,
giving_NN
the_DT
audience_NN
an_DT
opportunity_NN
to_IN
giggle_NN
at_IN
flynt_???
's_NNS
"_"
naughtiness_NN
._.
"_"
director_NN
milos_NP
forman_NN
conveniently_RB
ignores_VBZ
the_DT
magazine_NN
's_POS
frequent_JJ
attempts_NNS
to_IN
derive_VB
humor_NN
from_IN
child_NN
molestation_NP
,_,
racism_NN
,_,
and_CC
endless_JJ
scatological_JJ
cartoons_NNS
._.
flynt_???
's_BEZ
rag_NN
labored_VBN
in_IN
well-deserved_VBD
obscurity_NN
until_IN
he_PP
published_VBD
nude_JJ
photos_NNS
of_IN
jacqueline_NP
onassis_NN
,_,
which_WDT
brought_VBD
the_DT
magazine_NN
international_JJ
attention_NN
,_,
big_JJ
money_NN
and_CC
the_DT
attention_NN
of_IN
conservatives_NNS
._.
an_DT
obscenity_NN
bust_NN
followed_VBN
,_,
the_DT
first_OD
in_IN
a_DT
long_JJ
series_NN
of_IN
battles_NNS
between_IN
flynt_???
and_CC
the_DT
law_NN
._.
lawyer_NN
alan_NP
isaacman_NN
(_(
edward_NP
norton_NP
)_)
enters_VBZ
the_DT
scene_NN
,_,
hired_JJ
by_IN
flynt_???
's_NNS
wife_NN
._.
norton_NP
,_,
an_DT
exceptional_JJ
actor_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
wonderful_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
beleaguered_JJ
lawyer_NN
trying_VBG
to_IN
navigate_VB
the_DT
legal_JJ
system_NN
while_CS
dealing_VBG
with_IN
flynt_???
's_NNS
increasingly_RB
childish_JJ
and_CC
bizarre_JJ
behavior_JJ
._.
in_IN
court_NN
,_,
we_PP
meet_VB
the_DT
sputtering_NN
conservatives_NNS
,_,
headed_VBN
by_IN
citizens_NNS
for_IN
decency_NN
leader_NN
charles_NP
keating_NP
(_(
james_NP
cromwell_NP
._.
)_)
as_CS
keating_NP
blathers_NNS
about_IN
flynt_???
's_NNS
immorality_JJ
,_,
the_DT
camera_NN
slowly_RB
moves_VBZ
in_IN
for_IN
a_DT
close-up_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
name_NN
tag_NN
,_,
inviting_VBG
the_DT
audience_NN
to_IN
gloat_NN
at_IN
the_DT
notion_NN
of_IN
morality_NN
being_BEG
trumpeted_VBN
by_IN
keating_NP
,_,
who_WP
was_BEDZ
later_RBR
convicted_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
$_???
2_CD
billion_NN
s_NN
&_???
l_NN
fraud_NN
._.
flynt_???
's_BEZ
other_NN
prime_JJ
foe_NN
is_BEZ
rev_NN
._.
jerry_NP
falwell_NP
,_,
who_WP
sues_VBZ
over_IN
a_DT
hustler_NP
parody_NN
involving_VBG
him_PP
and_CC
his_PP$
mother_NN
having_HVG
sex_NN
in_IN
an_DT
outhouse_NN
._.
tragedy_NN
strikes_NNS
as_IN
flynt_???
is_BEZ
shot_NN
by_IN
a_DT
would-be_JJ
assassin_NN
,_,
leaving_VBG
him_PP
paralyzed_JJ
from_IN
the_DT
waist_NN
down_IN
._.
a_DT
dark_JJ
period_NN
follows_VBZ
,_,
as_CS
flynt_???
and_CC
leasure_VB
hole_NN
up_RP
in_IN
an_DT
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
suite_NN
,_,
strung_VBN
out_RP
on_IN
pain_NN
killers_NNS
._.
flynt_???
eventually_RB
kicks_VBZ
drugs_NNS
,_,
but_CC
leasure_VB
succumbs_NNS
to_IN
addiction_NN
,_,
and_CC
later_RBR
,_,
aids_NNS
._.
after_IN
watch_NN
falwell_NP
on_IN
tv_NN
,_,
describing_VBG
aids_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
punishment_NN
from_IN
god_NP
,_,
flynt_???
directs_VBZ
his_PP$
lawyer_NN
to_IN
take_VB
the_DT
falwell_NP
case_NN
to_IN
the_DT
supreme_JJ
court_NN
,_,
leading_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
climactic_JJ
courtroom_NN
scene_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
people_NN
vs_IN
,_,
larry_NP
flynt_???
"_"
is_BEZ
at_IN
its_PP$
weakest_JJS
when_CS
moralizing_NN
on_IN
free_JJ
speech_NN
and_CC
lionizing_VBG
flynt_???
._.
"_"
if_CS
they'll_???
protect_VB
a_DT
scumbag_NN
like_IN
me_PP
,_,
then_RB
they'll_???
protect_VB
all_PDT
of_IN
you_PP
,_,
"_"
declared_VBD
flynt_???
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
right_JJ
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
director_NN
forman_NN
cheats_NNS
in_IN
portraying_VBG
the_DT
opposition_NN
as_IN
little_DT
more_DT
than_CS
hypocritical_JJ
buffoons_NNS
._.
he_PP
also_RB
cheats_NNS
in_IN
casting_NN
woody_NP
harrelson_NP
as_IN
flynt_???
._.
harrelson_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
attractive_JJ
,_,
charismatic_JJ
man_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
strong_JJ
performance_NN
paints_NNS
flynt_???
as_CS
a_DT
colorful_JJ
folk_NN
hero_NN
._.
even_RB
a_DT
cursory_NN
look_NN
at_IN
the_DT
real_JJ
flynt_???
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
making_VBG
the_DT
talk_NN
show_VB
circuit_NN
,_,
and_CC
plays_VBZ
the_DT
judge_NN
in_IN
an_DT
early_JJ
courtroom_NN
scene_NN
,_,
shows_VBZ
a_DT
bloated_JJ
,_,
morose_JJ
and_CC
bitter_JJ
man_NN
._.
an_DT
accurate_JJ
portrayal_NN
of_IN
flynt_???
would_MD
have_HV
made_VBN
a_DT
more_RBR
difficult_JJ
film_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
richer_JJR
one_CD
._.
despite_IN
its_PP$
flaws_NNS
,_,
"_"
flynt_???
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
fast_JJ
moving_NN
,_,
rousing_VBG
movie_NN
with_IN
some_DT
terrific_JJ
acting_NN
,_,
especially_RB
by_IN
courtney_NP
love_NN
,_,
whose_WP$
vibrant_JJ
performance_NN
will_MD
likely_JJ
garner_NP
an_DT
oscar_NP
nod_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
may_MD
be_BE
candy-coated_VBN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
still_RB
delicious_JJ
candy_NN
._.