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some_DT
movies_NNS
have_HV
such_DT
an_DT
impact_NN
that_CS
they_PP
linger_VB
in_IN
your_PP$
mind_NN
long_RB
after_IN
the_DT
credits_NNS
have_HV
rolled_VBN
,_,
making_VBG
you_PP
think_VB
carefully_RB
and_CC
recollect_VB
on_IN
what_WDT
you_PP
have_HV
just_RB
seen_VBN
._.
i_PP
finished_VBD
mike_NP
figgis_NP
'_"
"_"
leaving_VBG
las_NP
vegas_NP
"_"
hours_NNS
ago_RB
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
still_RB
as_IN
haunting_VBG
as_IN
when_WRB
i_PP
hit_VBD
rewind_VB
on_IN
the_DT
vcr_???
._.
alot_???
of_IN
people_NN
refer_VB
to_IN
this_DT
film_NN
as_IN
"_"
that_DT
flick_NN
where_CS
nick_NP
cage_NN
plays_VBZ
that_CS
alcoholic_JJ
dude_???
"_"
._.
"_"
leaving_VBG
las_NP
vegas_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
so_RB
much_DT
a_DT
movie_NN
about_IN
alcoholism_NN
as_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
story_NN
about_IN
two_CD
people_NN
who_WP
except_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
for_IN
what_WDT
they_PP
are_BER
:_:
a_DT
drunk_JJ
and_CC
a_DT
whore_NN
._.
ben_NP
(_(
nicolas_NP
cage_NN
in_IN
possibly_RB
the_DT
best_JJS
male_JJ
performance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
past_NN
twenty_CD
years_NNS
)_)
is_BEZ
the_DT
drunk_JJ
._.
his_PP$
family_NN
and_CC
friends_NNS
have_HV
long_RB
since_CS
abandon_VB
him_PP
,_,
and_CC
all_PDT
he_PP
has_HVZ
left_VBN
is_BEZ
his_PP$
liquor_NN
._.
in_IN
a_DT
scene_NN
early_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
we_PP
see_VB
ben_NP
staggering_JJ
into_IN
a_DT
resteraunt_NN
,_,
looking_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
"_"
friend_NN
"_"
of_IN
his_PP$
to_IN
mooch_NP
some_DT
money_NN
off_IN
of_IN
._.
he_PP
finds_VBZ
the_DT
guy_NN
(_(
richard_NP
lewis_NP
)_)
having_HVG
dinner_NN
with_IN
a_DT
buddy_JJ
and_CC
two_CD
chicks_NNS
,_,
trying_VBG
to_IN
crack_NN
witty_JJ
jokes_NNS
that_CS
just_RB
come_VB
out_RP
stupid_JJ
._.
when_CS
ben_NP
approaches_NNS
the_DT
table_NN
,_,
you_PP
can_MD
clearly_RB
sense_NN
that_CS
everyone_PN
immediatly_RB
feels_VBZ
uncomfortable_JJ
._.
after_IN
lewis_NP
gives_VBZ
ben_NP
the_DT
money_NN
,_,
he_PP
coldly_RB
says_VBZ
"_"
i_PP
think_VB
it_PP
would_MD
be_BE
best_JJS
if_CS
you_PP
didn't_DOD
contact_VB
me_PP
again_RB
._.
"_"
now_RB
even_RB
though_CS
through_IN
the_DT
course_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
some_DT
much_DT
more_DT
depressing_JJ
things_NNS
happen_VB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
when_CS
i_PP
felt_VBD
the_DT
most_DT
for_IN
ben_NP
._.
there_EX
was_BEDZ
such_DT
a_DT
look_NN
of_IN
sorrow_NN
and_CC
dispare_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
face_NN
,_,
(_(
not_XNOT
to_TO
sound_VB
hokey_NP
or_CC
anything_PN
)_(
it_NN
almost_RB
brought_VBN
a_DT
tear_NN
to_IN
my_PP$
eye_NN
._.
it_PP
turns_VBZ
out_RP
that_CS
ben_NP
was_BEDZ
once_RB
a_DT
semi-successful_JJ
hollywood_NP
player_NN
,_,
and_CC
apparently_RB
a_DT
pretty_JJ
popular_JJ
guy_NN
._.
now_RB
he_PP
spends_VBZ
his_PP$
time_NN
getting_VBG
robbed_JJ
by_IN
hookers_NNS
and_CC
trying_VBG
desperatly_RB
to_IN
pick_NP
up_RP
women_NNS
,_,
not_XNOT
so_RB
much_DT
for_IN
the_DT
sex_NN
,_,
but_CC
for_IN
the_DT
company_NN
;_;
for_IN
someone_PN
to_IN
talk_NN
to_IN
or_CC
spend_VB
time_NN
with_IN
._.
once_RB
he_PP
is_BEZ
fired_VBN
from_IN
his_PP$
job_NN
,_,
ben_NP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
burn_NN
all_PDT
his_PP$
belongings_NNS
,_,
collect_VB
all_PDT
his_PP$
cash_NN
and_CC
relocate_VB
to_IN
las_NP
vegas_NP
to_IN
slowly_RB
drink_NN
himself_NN
to_IN
death_NN
._.
one_CD
night_NN
he_PP
runs_VBZ
into_IN
a_DT
prostitute_NN
(_(
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
performance_NN
by_IN
elizabeth_NP
shue_???
-_-
how_WRB
far_RB
she_PP
has_HVZ
come_VBN
since_CS
"_"
adventures_NNS
in_IN
babysitting_VBG
"_"
)_(
named_VBN
sera_FW
._.
she_PP
is_BEZ
involved_JJ
in_IN
an_DT
abusive_JJ
relationship_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
pimp_???
,_,
a_DT
scumbag_NN
who_WP
gets-off_NN
by_IN
cutting_NN
her_PP
._.
they_PP
are_BER
both_RB
very_RB
lonely_JJ
,_,
self-destructive_JJ
people_NN
._.
they_PP
immediatly_RB
hit_VBD
it_PP
off_RP
,_,
both_RB
of_IN
them_PP
realizing_VBG
that_DT
they_PP
need_VB
one_CD
another_DT
._.
and_CC
it_PP
isn't_BEZ
even_RB
a_DT
sexual_JJ
relationship_NN
._.
they_PP
don't_DO
even_RB
have_HV
sex_NN
until_IN
,_,
like_IN
,_,
the_DT
last_OD
ten_CD
minutes_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
"_"
leaving_VBG
las_NP
vegas_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
film_NN
about_IN
plot_NN
._.
with_IN
the_DT
exception_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
i_PP
have_HV
already_RB
revealed_VBN
(_(
which_WDT
all_RB
happens_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
thirty_CD
minutes_NNS
or_CC
so_RB
,_,
by_IN
the_DT
way_NN
)_)
,_,
there_EX
isn't_BEZ
too_RB
much_DT
of_IN
a_DT
story_NN
to_IN
it_PP
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
more_DT
a_DT
film_NN
about_IN
people_NN
and_CC
how_WRB
they_PP
react_VB
to_TO
one_CD
another_DT
._.
from_IN
what_WDT
i_PP
can_MD
see_VB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
basically_RB
a_DT
perfect_JJ
film_NN
._.
the_DT
direction_NN
is_BEZ
great_JJ
(_(
with_IN
mike_NP
figgis_NP
doing_DOG
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
mix_NN
between_IN
the_DT
glamor_NN
of_IN
las_NP
vegas_NP
and_CC
the_DT
moody_JJ
,_,
smokey_NP
atmosphere_NN
of_IN
a_DT
film_NN
noir_???
)_(
and_CC
it_PP
contains_VBZ
two_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
performances_NNS
to_IN
come_VB
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
90s_CD
,_,
or_CC
any_DT
other_JJ
decade_NN
for_IN
that_DT
matter_NN
._.
but_CC
don't_DO
go_VB
rushing_VBG
out_RP
to_IN
see_NN
this_DT
movie_NN
without_IN
knowing_VBG
what_WDT
you're_???
getting_VBG
yourself_PPX
into_IN
._.
first_OD
off_IN
,_,
if_CS
you_PP
are_BER
easily_RB
offended_VBN
by_IN
frank_NP
sexual_JJ
dialouge_NN
,_,
stay_VB
away_RB
from_IN
"_"
leaving_VBG
las_NP
vegas_NP
"_"
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
filled_VBN
with_IN
lengthy_JJ
discussions_NNS
of_IN
orgasms_NNS
,_,
rape_NN
and_CC
various_JJ
forms_NNS
of_IN
perverted_JJ
activities_NNS
involving_VBG
burbon_NN
(_(
that_CS
's_BEZ
right_JJ
)_)
._.
secondly_RB
,_,
if_CS
you_PP
are_BER
not_XNOT
in_IN
the_DT
mood_NN
to_IN
see_VB
a_NP
very_RB
depressing_JJ
film_NN
,_,
don't_DO
see_VB
it_PP
._.
however_RB
,_,
if_CS
you_PP
are_BER
cool_JJ
with_IN
those_DT
two_CD
things_NNS
,_,
you_PP
are_BER
in_IN
for_CS
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
memorable_JJ
experiences_NNS
you_PP
will_MD
ever_RB
have_HV
._.