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if_CS
you've_???
ever_RB
perused_VBN
my_PP$
college_NN
comedy_NN
diary_NN
"_"
another_DT
year_NN
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the_DT
life_NN
of_IN
a_DT
nerd_???
"_"
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i_PP
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out_RP
of_IN
cheap_JJ
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)_)
,_,
you_PP
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first-semester_NN
roommate_NN
too_RB
well_RB
._.
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fact_NN
,_,
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period_NN
between_IN
thanksgiving_NN
and_CC
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break_NN
,_,
i_PP
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total_JJ
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four_CD
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him_PP
._.
so_RB
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the_DT
residence_NN
hall_NN
cable_NN
listings_NNS
a_DT
movie_NN
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roommates_NNS
,_,
i_PP
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conflict_NN
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of_IN
bickering_VBG
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a_DT
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x_NN
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foot_NN
dorm_???
room_NN
._.
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star_NN
of_IN
roommates_NNS
is_BEZ
peter_NP
falk_NP
._.
scratch_NN
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idea_NN
._.
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i_PP
still_RB
say_VB
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story_NN
of_IN
two_CD
college_NN
roommates_NNS
whose_WP$
relationship_NN
is_BEZ
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ideal_JJ
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
in_IN
my_PP$
case_NN
it_PP
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a_DT
silent_JJ
picture_NN
._.
even_RB
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the_DT
college_NN
element_NN
,_,
i_PP
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to_IN
do_DO
,_,
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you_PP
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for_IN
final_JJ
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(_(
and_CC
who_WP
does_DOZ
?_?
)_(
._.
i'm_???
glad_JJ
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did_DOD
._.
peter_NP
falk_NP
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performance_NN
was_BEDZ
actually_RB
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the_DT
movie_NN
._.
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this_DT
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never_RB
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a_DT
real_JJ
actor_NN
,_,
more_DT
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around_IN
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a_DT
trenchcoat_NN
solving_NN
prescripted_VBN
mysteries_NNS
._.
falk_NP
pleasantly_RB
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me_PP
here_RB
,_,
permanently_RB
earning_VBG
my_PP$
respect_NN
,_,
so_RB
all_PDT
you_PP
"_"
columbo_NP
"_"
fans_NNS
who_WP
think_VB
i_PP
live_VB
to_TO
insult_NN
the_DT
guy_NN
can_MD
just_RB
falk_NP
off_RP
._.
falk_NP
plays_VBZ
rocky_JJ
,_,
a_DT
107-year-old_NN
polish_JJ
baker_NP
who_WP
raises_VBZ
his_PP$
grandson_NN
after_IN
both_PDT
the_DT
kid_NN
's_POS
parents_NNS
die_VB
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
begins_VBZ
with_IN
the_DT
mom_???
's_BEZ
death_NN
and_CC
the_DT
son_NN
moving_VBG
in_IN
with_IN
his_PP$
grandparents_NNS
._.
after_IN
a_DT
couple_NN
stops_VBZ
along_IN
the_DT
son_NN
's_POS
journey_NN
to_IN
manhood_NN
,_,
roommates_NNS
progresses_VBZ
to_TO
the_DT
present_JJ
day_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
grandson_NN
a_DT
surgeon_NN
and_CC
rocky_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
condemned_JJ
house_NN
he_PP
refuses_VBZ
to_IN
leave_NN
._.
the_DT
surgeon_NN
reluctantly_RB
offers_VBZ
the_DT
only_RB
possible_JJ
solution_NN
--_???
rocky_JJ
will_NN
have_HV
to_TO
move_VB
into_IN
his_PP$
place_NN
,_,
the_DT
basement_NN
of_IN
a_DT
building_NN
rented_JJ
by_IN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
chinese_JJ
students_NNS
(_(
"_"
communists_NNS
!_!
"_"
)_(
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
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nine_CD
more_DT
years_NNS
of_IN
rocky_JJ
's_POS
relationship_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
grandson_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
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posed_VBN
when_CS
the_DT
grandson_NN
meets_VBZ
and_CC
falls_VBZ
in_IN
love_NN
with--gasp--a_???
woman_NN
,_,
and_CC
starts_VBZ
spending_NN
all_RB
his_PP$
time_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
._.
so_RB
,_,
in_IN
his_PP$
grandson_NN
's_POS
absence_NN
,_,
rocky_JJ
turns_NNS
his_PP$
pursuits_NNS
to_IN
professional_JJ
boxing_NN
,_,
achieveing_VBG
the_DT
world_NN
heavyweight_NN
title_NN
in_IN
a_DT
climactic_JJ
fight_NN
with_IN
apollo_NP
creed_NN
._.
._.
._.
or_CC
am_RB
i_PP
confusing_JJ
movie_NN
plots_NNS
again_RB
?_?
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an_DT
almost_RB
epic_JJ
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it_PP
,_,
covering_VBG
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a_DT
family_NN
with_IN
one_CD
fiesty_NN
immigrant_JJ
who_NP
refuses_VBZ
to_IN
die_FW
._.
death_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
knocks_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
door_NN
of_IN
almost_RB
every_DT
other_JJ
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the_DT
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
roommates_NNS
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about_IN
as_RB
many_DT
casualties_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
first_OD
halloween_IN
._.
the_DT
number_NN
can't_MD
be_BE
counted_VBN
on_IN
one_CD
hand_NN
,_,
unless_CS
of_IN
course_NN
you're_???
the_DT
victim_NN
of_IN
some_DT
hideous_JJ
genetic_JJ
mutation_NN
._.
and_CC
you_PP
can_MD
probably_RB
guess_VB
who_WP
says_VBZ
farewell_NN
to_IN
planet_NN
earth_NN
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
(_(
no_DT
,_,
not_XNOT
duran_JJ
duran_NP
)_)
._.
i_PP
won't_MD
come_VB
out_RP
and_CC
say_VB
it_PP
._.
instead_RB
,_,
i'll_???
just_JJ
sit_VB
here_RB
and_CC
hum_VB
"_"
eye_NN
of_IN
the_DT
tiger_NN
"_"
until_CS
each_DT
and_CC
every_DT
one_CD
of_IN
you_PP
figures_NNS
it_PP
out_RP
._.
roommates_NNS
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on_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
major_JJ
emotions_NNS
._.
it_PP
knows_VBZ
when_CS
to_IN
make_NN
you_PP
laugh_VB
and_CC
when_CS
to_IN
make_NN
you_PP
cry_VB
._.
movies_NNS
that_CS
can_MD
perfectly_RB
mix_VB
comedy_NN
and_CC
drama_NN
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always_RB
hits_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
this_DT
one_CD
bombed_JJ
at_IN
the_DT
theaters_NNS
._.
my_PP$
point_NN
?_?
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
absolutes_NNS
._.
or_CC
,_,
another_DT
possible_JJ
point_NN
,_,
peter_NP
falk_NP
just_RB
isn't_BEZ
such_DT
a_DT
great_JJ
box_NN
office_NN
draw_NN
._.
either_RB
way_NN
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
still_RB
a_DT
good_JJ
movie_NN
and_CC
you_PP
should_MD
give_VB
it_PP
a_DT
chance_NN
like_IN
i_PP
did_DOD
,_,
whether_CS
you_PP
hate_VB
your_PP$
roommate_NN
or_CC
not_XNOT
._.
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