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the_DT
reunion_NN
film_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
an_DT
original_JJ
idea_NN
in_IN
any_DT
way_NN
,_,
shape_NN
,_,
or_CC
form_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
been_BEN
done_DON
throughout_IN
film_NN
history_NN
over_IN
and_CC
over_IN
again_RB
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
become_VBN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
many_DT
sub-genres_NNS
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
prep_JJ
school_NN
sub-genre_???
,_,
the_DT
angst-filled_JJ
teen_NN
sub-genre_???
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
slasher_NN
sub-genre_???
._.
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
"_"
peter_NP
's_POS
friends_NNS
"_"
so_RB
remarkable_JJ
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
how_WRB
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
follow_VB
the_DT
rules_NNS
of_IN
this_DT
sub-genre_???
,_,
but_CC
how_WRB
it_PP
follows_VBZ
it_PP
so_RB
well_RB
,_,
and_CC
creates_VBZ
characters_NNS
that_CS
i_PP
wouldn't_MD
mind_VB
hanging_VBG
with_IN
._.
what_WDT
are_BER
the_DT
rules_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
reunion_NN
sub-genre_???
?_?
well_JJ
._.
._.
._.
._.
1_CD
._.
you_PP
need_VB
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
friends_NNS
,_,
most_DT
of_IN
them_PP
married_VBD
or_CC
at_IN
least_DT
dating_NN
,_,
and_CC
sometimes_RB
even_RB
married_JJ
or_CC
dating_VBG
eachother_NN
._.
2_CD
._.
you_PP
need_VB
to_TO
have_HV
them_PP
brought_VBN
back_RP
together_RB
over_IN
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
a_DT
crisis_NN
._.
3_CD
._.
they_PP
are_BER
not_XNOT
to_IN
have_HV
spoken_VBN
together_RB
much_RB
since_CS
they_PP
split_VB
apart_RB
._.
10_CD
._.
the_DT
reunion_NN
has_HVZ
to_TO
come_VB
in_IN
intervals_NNS
divisible_JJ
by_IN
10_CD
._.
5_CD
._.
they_PP
all_PDT
have_HV
to_TO
be_BE
slightly_RB
to_IN
highly_RB
neurotic_JJ
._.
6_CD
._.
the_DT
reunion_NN
has_HVZ
to_TO
bring_VB
them_PP
together_RB
,_,
seperate_JJ
them_PP
with_IN
little_DT
crises_NNS
,_,
then_RB
bring_VB
them_PP
back_RP
together_RB
because_CS
,_,
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
they're_???
friends_NNS
._.
7_CD
._.
there_EX
has_HVZ
to_TO
be_BE
some_DT
sex_NN
or_CC
at_IN
least_DT
some_DT
making_VBG
out_RP
either_RB
between_IN
the_DT
friends_NNS
or_CC
with_IN
other_JJ
people_NN
that_CS
are_BER
there_RB
or_CC
were_BED
invited_VBN
._.
8_CD
._.
eightly_RB
,_,
they're_???
all_PDT
unhappy_JJ
or_CC
marginally_RB
so_RB
._.
9_CD
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
sexual_JJ
tension_NN
amongst_IN
some_DT
of_IN
them_PP
that_CS
's_BEZ
built_VBN
up_RP
over_IN
the_DT
years_NNS
._.
10_CD
._.
the_DT
friends_NNS
are_BER
all_PDT
wildly_RB
successful_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
of_IN
entertainment_NN
and_CC
the_DT
arts_NNS
,_,
sometimes_RB
internationally_RB
so_RB
._.
11_CD
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
filled_VBN
with_IN
nostalgic_JJ
radio_NN
hits_VBZ
from_IN
the_DT
time_NN
when_CS
they_PP
were_BED
friends_NNS
,_,
sometimes_RB
causing_VBG
them_PP
to_IN
get_VB
together_RB
in_IN
dance_NN
/_SYM
song_NN
._.
since_CS
it_PP
follows_VBZ
these_DT
rules_NNS
so_RB
closely_RB
,_,
it_PP
will_MD
probably_RB
be_BE
(_(
and_CC
has_HVZ
been_BEN
)_(
coined_JJ
off_IN
as_RB
just_RB
a_DT
"_"
british_JJ
'big_???
chill_NN
._.
'_"
"_"
and_CC
in_IN
some_DT
ways_NNS
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
both_PDT
follow_VB
the_DT
rules_NNS
,_,
as_CS
i_PP
said_VBD
,_,
and_CC
both_RB
feature_NN
lots_NP
of_IN
bitching_VBG
,_,
big_JJ
confessionals_NNS
,_,
and_CC
broken_JJ
relationships_NNS
._.
but_CC
while_CS
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
chill_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
to_IN
me_PP
,_,
a_DT
tad_NN
too_RB
whiny_NN
and_CC
unsatisfying_VBG
,_,
"_"
peter_NP
's_POS
friends_NNS
"_"
hits_VBZ
its_PP$
mark_NN
,_,
making_VBG
this_DT
film_NN
funny_JJ
,_,
dramatic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
poignant_JJ
._.
the_DT
friends_NNS
of_IN
peter_NP
's_POS
were_BED
all_PDT
in_IN
the_DT
same_DT
theatre_NN
group_NN
back_NN
in_IN
'82_???
,_,
performig_???
wildly_RB
outrageous_JJ
british_JJ
acts_NNS
for_IN
people_NN
far_RB
too_RB
stuck_VBN
up_RP
to_IN
enjoy_VB
them_PP
(_(
the_DT
opening_NN
scene_NN
has_HVZ
them_PP
all_RB
dancing_VBG
in_IN
tux_???
tops_NNS
and_CC
tutus_NN
)_)
._.
after_IN
peter_NP
's_POS
(_(
stephen_NP
fry_NP
)_)
wealthy_JJ
father_NN
(_(
richard_NP
briers_NNS
,_,
hardly_RB
on_IN
screen_NN
enough_RB
to_IN
register_NN
,_,
but_CC
oh_UH
well_RB
)_(
dies_VBZ
,_,
leaving_VBG
a_DT
giant_NN
mansion_NN
to_IN
him_PP
,_,
he_PP
has_HVZ
to_TO
decide_VB
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
to_IN
keep_NN
it_PP
._.
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
what_WDT
to_TO
do_DO
with_IN
it_PP
immeadiately_RB
,_,
he_PP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
throw_NN
a_DT
giant_NN
reunion_NN
party_NN
,_,
inviting_VBG
back_RP
all_PDT
his_PP$
old_JJ
chums_NNS
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
all_PDT
or_CC
most_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
chums_NNS
follow_VB
the_DT
tenth_OD
rule_NN
._.
andrew_NP
(_(
kenneth_NP
branagh_NP
,_,
also_RB
directing_VBG
here_RB
)_)
is_BEZ
an_DT
actor_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
unhappily_RB
married_JJ
to_IN
a_DT
tv_NN
star_NN
,_,
carol_NP
(_(
co-writer_NN
rita_NP
rudner_NN
)_)
._.
maggie_NP
(_(
emma_NP
thompson_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
successfuly_RB
publisher_NN
of_IN
self-help_NN
books_NNS
,_,
but_CC
looks_VBZ
like_IN
she_PP
needs_NNS
them_PP
more_RBR
than_CS
her_PP
customers_NNS
,_,
as_CS
she_PP
is_BEZ
lonely_JJ
and_CC
unhappy_JJ
._.
roger_NP
and_CC
mary_NP
(_(
hugh_NP
laurie_NP
and_CC
imelda_NP
staunton_NP
,_,
who_WP
were_BED
also_RB
married_JJ
in_IN
"_"
sense_NN
and_CC
sensibility_NN
"_"
)_)
are_BER
married_JJ
,_,
and_CC
are_BER
the_DT
most_DT
successful_JJ
creators_NNS
of_IN
jingles_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
uk_NP
,_,
but_CC
have_HV
suffered_VBN
a_DT
tragedy_NN
as_IN
one_CD
of_IN
their_PP$
newly_RB
born_VBN
twins_NNS
has_HVZ
recently_RB
died_VBN
._.
and_CC
sarah_NP
(_(
alphonsia_NP
emmanuel_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
as_RB
promiscuous_JJ
as_CS
ever_RB
,_,
having_HVG
a_DT
new_JJ
boyfriend_NN
as_IN
of_IN
two_CD
weeks_NNS
named_VBN
brian_NP
(_(
tony_NP
slattery_NN
)_)
who_WP
's_BEZ
married_VBN
and_CC
wants_VBZ
a_DT
divorce_NN
because_CS
of_IN
her_PP$
,_,
giving_VBG
her_PP$
doubts_NNS
._.
as_CS
for_IN
peter_NP
,_,
things_NNS
seem_VB
okay_RB
._.
._.
._.
the_DT
film_NN
features_NNS
lots_PN
of_IN
inner-friend_NN
jokes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
some_DT
old_JJ
theatre_NN
anecdotes_NNS
(_(
which_WDT
i_PP
at_IN
least_DT
find_VB
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
fun_NN
in_IN
,_,
as_CS
i've_???
done_DON
lots_NP
of_IN
theatre_NN
myself_PPX
)_(
._.
and_CC
there_EX
are_BER
big_JJ
confessions_NNS
,_,
brawls_NNS
between_IN
the_DT
friends_NNS
,_,
and_CC
by_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
almost_RB
everyone_PN
is_BEZ
unhappy_JJ
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
some_DT
have_HV
resolved_VBN
their_PP$
problems_NNS
long_JJ
before_IN
the_DT
end_NN
(_(
which_WDT
i_PP
kinda_RB
dug_VBD
)_)
._.
the_DT
final_JJ
twist_NN
would_MD
seem_VB
forced_JJ
an_DT
anti-climactic_JJ
,_,
but_CC
for_IN
some_DT
reason_NN
,_,
i_PP
felt_VBD
the_DT
same_DT
way_NN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
friends_NNS
did_DOD
._.
maybe_RB
it_PP
's_BEZ
because_CS
the_DT
people_NN
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
are_BER
so_RB
likable_JJ
that_CS
i_PP
just_RB
wanted_VBD
to_TO
join_VB
their_PP$
clique_NN
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
really_RB
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
"_"
peter_NP
's_POS
friends_NNS
"_"
so_RB
lovable_JJ
:_:
the_DT
way_NN
you_PP
just_RB
want_VB
to_IN
hang_NN
with_IN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
friends_NNS
who_WP
can_MD
be_BE
so_RB
dysfuntional_JJ
sometimes_RB
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
someone_PN
's_POS
in_CD
crisis_NN
,_,
can_MD
come_VB
together_RB
wonderfully_RB
for_IN
one_CD
another_DT
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
when_CS
you_PP
have_HV
a_DT
giant_NN
crisis_NN
like_IN
this_DT
and_CC
people_NN
want_VB
to_IN
selflessly_RB
help_NN
you_PP
out_RP
instead_RB
of_IN
subtely_RB
pushing_VBG
you_PP
away_RB
that_CS
makes_VBZ
you_PP
realize_VB
you_PP
have_HV
true_JJ
friends_NNS
,_,
and_CC
these_DT
people_NN
are_BER
true_JJ
friends_NNS
._.
not_XNOT
to_IN
mention_NN
kenneth_NP
branagh_NP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
make_VB
the_DT
film_NN
seem_VB
nostalgic_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
90s_CD
(_(
a_DT
decade_NN
i_PP
grew_VBD
up_RP
in_IN
,_,
unfortunately_RB
)_)
without_IN
taking_VBG
us_PP
outside_IN
of_IN
the_DT
90s_CD
._.
there_EX
are_BER
some_DT
80s_CD
classics_NNS
and_CC
anti-classics_NNS
like_IN
tears_NNS
for_IN
fears_NNS
"_"
everybody_PN
wants_VBZ
to_TO
rule_VB
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
"_"
but_CC
unfortunately_RB
no_DT
stupid_JJ
/_SYM
fun_NN
80s_CD
songs_NNS
(_(
i_PP
think_VB
if_CS
i_PP
ever_RB
did_DOD
an_DT
80s_CD
reunion_NN
film_NN
,_,
i'd_???
put_NN
some_DT
crap_NN
go_VB
gos_???
song_NN
on_IN
,_,
or_CC
at_IN
least_DT
some_DT
good_JJ
old_JJ
"_"
come_VB
on_IN
eileen_NP
"_"
)_)
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
british_JJ
80s_CD
we're_???
talking_NN
about_IN
._.
oh_UH
well_RB
._.
but_CC
anyway_RB
,_,
the_DT
direction_NN
is_BEZ
pretty_JJ
good_JJ
,_,
although_CS
nothing_PN
amazing_JJ
._.
branagh_NP
's_POS
forte_NN
is_BEZ
really_RB
making_VBG
shakespeare_NP
fresh_JJ
and_CC
magical_JJ
,_,
but_CC
at_IN
least_DT
he_PP
's_BEZ
very_RB
good_JJ
with_IN
making_VBG
a_DT
less_DT
ambiguous_JJ
film_NN
like_IN
this_DT
._.
the_DT
writing_NN
is_BEZ
good_JJ
from_IN
rita_NP
rudner_NN
and_CC
martin_NP
bregman_NN
,_,
with_IN
lots_PN
of_IN
good_JJ
one-liners_NNS
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
some_DT
really_RB
bad_JJ
but_CC
good_JJ
puns_???
(_(
to_TO
mock_VB
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
andrew_NP
lives_NNS
in_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
,_,
peter_VB
,_,
while_CS
cutting_NN
some_DT
logs_NNS
,_,
asks_VBZ
him_PP
is_BEZ
he_PP
has_HVZ
wood_NN
in_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
,_,
and_VB
andrew_NP
says_VBZ
,_,
"_"
no_DT
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
have_HV
hollywood_NP
"_"
-_-
punishment_NN
like_IN
that_DT
)_)
._.
the_DT
actors_NNS
,_,
as_CS
in_IN
most_DT
speaking_VBG
movies_NNS
,_,
are_BER
better_RBR
than_CS
their_PP$
material_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
with_IN
some_DT
stand-out_NN
performances_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
six_CD
friends_NNS
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
the_DT
outsiders_NNS
like_IN
slattery_NN
,_,
rudner_NN
,_,
and_CC
phyllida_NP
law_NN
as_IN
the_DT
old_JJ
housekeeper_NN
of_IN
the_DT
peter_NP
's_POS
mansion_NN
._.
a_DT
little_JJ
note_NN
should_MD
be_BE
made_VBN
about_IN
hugh_NP
laurie_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
looks_VBZ
like_IN
he_PP
took_VBD
some_DT
massive_JJ
doses_NNS
of_IN
prozac_???
before_IN
doing_DOG
this_DT
-_-
i_PP
mean_VB
,_,
i've_???
never_RB
seen_VBN
him_PP
actually_RB
act_VB
this_DT
dramatically_RB
._.
"_"
peter_NP
's_POS
friends_NNS
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
really_RB
enjoyable_JJ
film_NN
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
people_NN
like_IN
me_PP
pine_NN
for_IN
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
future_NN
reunion_NN
,_,
although_CS
i_PP
don't_DO
know_VB
what_WDT
kind_NN
i'll_???
have_HV
(_(
like_CS
most_DT
people_NN
,_,
i_PP
don't_DO
look_VB
forward_RB
to_IN
my_PP$
high_JJ
school_NN
reunion_NN
)_)
._.
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
way_NN
these_DT
friends_NNS
are_BER
still_RB
able_JJ
to_IN
maintain_VB
the_DT
same_DT
amount_NN
of_IN
care_NN
they_PP
have_HV
for_IN
one_CD
another_DT
and_CC
after_IN
such_DT
a_DT
long_JJ
period_NN
of_IN
seperation_NP
,_,
i_PP
just_RB
look_VB
forward_RB
to_IN
the_DT
day_NN
when_CS
i_PP
can_MD
have_HV
friends_NNS
like_IN
that_DT
._.
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