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it_PP
seemed_VBD
wholly_RB
appropriate_JJ
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weekend_NN
screening_NN
of_IN
"_"
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
start_NN
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the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
delayed_VBN
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twenty_CD
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"_"
projection_NP
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._.
"_"
robert_NP
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film_NN
version_NN
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nicholas_NP
evans_NP
'_"
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december_NP
,_,
going_VBG
head-to-head_JJ
with_IN
"_"
titanic_NP
,_,
"_"
but_CC
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only_RB
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making_VBG
its_PP$
much_DT
anticipated_JJ
debut_NN
._.
this_DT
(_(
strategic_JJ
?_?
)_)
delay_NN
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allowed_VBN
"_"
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
"_"
to_IN
compete_VB
,_,
sans_FW
fanfare_NN
,_,
against_IN
some_DT
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,_,
unassuming_JJ
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a_DT
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at_IN
the_DT
box_NN
office_NN
._.
no_DT
matter_NN
._.
redford_NP
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film_NN
stands_VBZ
head_NN
and_CC
shoulders_NNS
above_IN
james_NP
cameron_NP
's_POS
ocean-going_NN
tragedy_NN
,_,
especially_RB
in_IN
the_DT
writing_NN
and_CC
acting_VBG
departments_NNS
._.
whatever_WDT
the_DT
reasons_NNS
for_IN
its_PP$
postponement_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
"_"
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the_DT
old_JJ
adage_NN
"_"
better_JJR
late_JJ
than_CS
never_RB
._.
"_"
redford_NP
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taken_VBN
evans_NP
'_"
book_NN
and_CC
given_VBN
it_PP
the_DT
big_JJ
screen_NN
treatment_NN
._.
while_CS
parts_NNS
of_IN
"_"
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
"_"
are_BER
epic_JJ
in_IN
scope_NN
and_CC
vision_NN
,_,
especially_RB
the_DT
aerial_JJ
"_"
travelogue_NN
"_"
that_CS
maps_NNS
out_RP
this_DT
great_JJ
country_NN
of_IN
ours_PP$
,_,
its_PP$
real_JJ
strength_NN
lies_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
subtleties_NNS
it_PP
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to_IN
paint_NN
the_DT
fragile_JJ
alliance_NN
between_IN
man_NN
and_CC
beast_NN
._.
when_CS
her_PP
daughter_NN
,_,
grace_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
involved_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
terrible_JJ
riding_NN
accident_NN
,_,
hard-driven_NN
fashion_NN
editor_NN
annie_NP
maclean_NP
(_(
kristin_NP
scott_NP
thomas_NP
)_)
devotes_VBZ
herself_PPX
to_IN
rehabilitating_VBG
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and_CC
grace_NN
's_POS
beloved_JJ
horse_NN
,_,
pilgrim_NN
._.
refusing_VBG
to_IN
have_HV
the_DT
hideously_RB
disfigured_VBD
animal_NN
put_VB
down_RP
,_,
annie_NP
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every_DT
possible_JJ
source_NN
of_IN
information_NN
about_IN
equine_JJ
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before_IN
discovering_VBG
an_DT
article_NN
about_IN
a_DT
faith-healing_NN
cowboy_NN
of_IN
sorts_NNS
called_VBN
tom_NP
booker_NN
(_(
redford_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
a_DT
way_NN
with_IN
horses_NNS
and_CC
,_,
perhaps_RB
,_,
with_IN
people_NN
too_RB
._.
undeterred_JJ
by_IN
tom_NP
's_POS
initial_JJ
reluctance_NN
to_IN
get_VB
involved_JJ
,_,
annie_NP
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grace_NN
and_CC
a_DT
sedated_VBN
pilgrim_NN
across_IN
country_NN
to_IN
meet_VB
him_PP
,_,
and_CC
finally_RB
persuades_VBZ
tom_NP
to_IN
work_NN
with_IN
the_DT
uncontrollable_JJ
animal_NN
._.
redford_NP
's_POS
film_NN
unfolds_NNS
slowly_RB
and_CC
lovingly_RB
,_,
echoing_VBG
the_DT
patience_NN
required_VBN
in_IN
healing_NN
both_RB
physical_JJ
and_CC
psychological_JJ
wounds_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
a_DT
little_JJ
long_JJ
and_CC
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
you_PP
haven't_HV
read_VBN
the_DT
book_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
pretty_JJ
obvious_JJ
where_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
heading--but_???
these_DT
are_BER
minor_JJ
complaints_NNS
._.
redford_NP
and_CC
thomas_NP
are_BER
strong_JJ
and_CC
convincing_JJ
as_IN
the_DT
couple_NN
drawn_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
mutual_JJ
affection_NN
for_IN
the_DT
great_JJ
outdoors_RB
and_CC
each_DT
other_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
scarlett_NP
johansson_NN
as_IN
grace_NN
who_WP
shines_VBZ
in_IN
a_DT
more_DT
difficult_JJ
role_NN
._.
dianne_NP
wiest_NN
,_,
chris_NP
cooper_NP
(_(
"_"
lone_JJ
star_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
and_CC
sam_NP
neill--better_NN
than_CS
i've_???
seen_VBN
him_PP
before--round_IN
out_RP
the_DT
respectable_JJ
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
director_NN
's_POS
respect_NN
for_IN
horses_NNS
is_BEZ
clearly_RB
in_IN
evidence_NN
._.
one_CD
word_NN
of_IN
warning_NN
,_,
however_RB
:_:
while_NN
brilliantly_RB
shot_VBD
,_,
the_DT
accident_NN
scene_NN
,_,
involving_VBG
an_DT
out-of-control_NN
truck_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
extremely_RB
disturbing_JJ
._.
redford_NP
's_POS
canvas_NN
is_BEZ
huge_JJ
and_CC
exquisite_JJ
._.
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
hesitate_VB
to_TO
incorporate_VB
vast_JJ
,_,
sprawling_JJ
vistas_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
american_JJ
northwest_NN
:_:
spectacular_JJ
,_,
snow-capped_JJ
mountain_NN
ranges_NNS
,_,
azure_NN
skies_NNS
,_,
and_CC
shimmering_JJ
fields_NNS
of_IN
wheat--all_NN
are_BER
resplendent_JJ
in_IN
cinematographer_NN
robert_NP
richardson_NP
's_POS
viewfinder_NN
._.
veteran_NN
english_NN
composer_NN
john_NP
barry_NP
was_BEDZ
originally_RB
signed_VBN
to_IN
score_NN
the_DT
film_NN
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left_VBD
the_DT
project_NN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
a_DT
pity_NN
,_,
since_CS
"_"
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
"_"
dances_NNS
with_IN
wolves_NNS
"_"
by_IN
way_NN
of_IN
"_"
out_RP
of_IN
africa_NP
"_"
(_(
oscar_NP
winners_NNS
both_RB
for_IN
barry_NP
)_)
._.
fortunately_RB
,_,
barry_NP
's_POS
replacement_NN
,_,
thomas_NP
newman_NP
,_,
contributes_VBZ
a_DT
fine_JJ
score_NN
that_CS
nicely_RB
balances_VBZ
the_DT
majesty_NN
of_IN
montana_NP
with_IN
the_DT
delicate_JJ
,_,
human_JJ
conditions--sonorous_JJ
,_,
string-laden_JJ
passages_NNS
that_CS
swell_NN
with_IN
pride_NN
playing_VBG
counterpoint_NN
to_IN
more_DT
poetic_JJ
,_,
introspective_JJ
movements_NNS
ripe_JJ
with_IN
nuance_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
that_CS
rare_JJ
kind_NN
of_IN
movie_NN
:_:
it_PP
looks_VBZ
good_JJ
,_,
it_PP
feels_VBZ
good_JJ
,_,
and_CC
by_IN
golly_RB
it_PP
does_DOZ
you_PP
good_JJ
._.
the_DT
wait_VB
,_,
it_PP
turns_VBZ
out_RP
,_,
was_BEDZ
well_RB
worth_IN
it_PP
._.
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