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after_IN
indecent_JJ
proposal_NN
and_CC
up_RP
close_RB
and_CC
personal_JJ
,_,
redford_NP
was_BEDZ
wise_JJ
to_TO
direct_VB
himself_PPX
in_IN
a_DT
picture_NN
at_IN
last_OD
._.
redford_NP
may_MD
look_VB
great_JJ
on-screen_IN
,_,
but_CC
over_IN
the_DT
past_NN
few_DT
years_NNS
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
proven_JJ
himself_NN
a_DT
bigger_JJR
talent_NN
behind_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
._.
ordinary_JJ
people_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
nineteen-eighties_NNS
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
was_BEDZ
the_DT
first_OD
picture_NN
he_PP
helmed_VBD
._.
while_CS
the_DT
milagro_???
beanfield_NN
war_NN
was_BEDZ
only_RB
occasionally_RB
successful_JJ
at_IN
combining_VBG
magic-realism_NN
with_IN
._.
._.
._.
um_UH
,_,
realism_NN
,_,
and_CC
i've_???
never_RB
been_BEN
much_DT
of_IN
a_DT
fan_NN
of_IN
a_DT
river_NN
runs_VBZ
through_IN
it_PP
(_(
to_TO
the_DT
chagrin_NN
of_IN
many_DT
)_)
,_,
quiz_NN
show_NN
was_BEDZ
dazzling_JJ
,_,
energetic_JJ
and_CC
convincing_JJ
._.
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
represents_VBZ
both_RB
his_PP$
directorial_JJ
return_NN
to_IN
nature_NN
films_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
first_OD
time_NN
in_IN
that_DT
sub-genre_???
redford_NN
seems_VBZ
equally_RB
concerned_JJ
with_IN
humans_NNS
and_CC
scenery_NN
._.
scott-thomas_NP
plays_VBZ
annie_NP
maclean_NP
,_,
an_DT
uptight_NN
but_CC
respected_JJ
new_JJ
york_NP
magazine_NN
editor_NN
whose_WP$
daughter_NN
grace_NN
(_(
johanssen_NP
)_)
loses_VBZ
a_DT
leg_NN
and_CC
a_DT
good_JJ
friend_NN
when_CS
an_DT
early_JJ
morning_NN
ride_NN
climaxes_NNS
with_IN
their_PP$
horses_NNS
colliding_VBG
with_IN
a_DT
semi_NN
._.
grace_NN
's_POS
horse_NN
survived_VBD
,_,
but_CC
barely_RB
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
gone_VBN
mad_JJ
._.
annie_NP
refuses_VBZ
to_IN
put_VBN
the_DT
animal_NN
out_RP
of_IN
his_PP$
misery_NN
,_,
believing_VBG
that_CS
if_CS
the_DT
horse_NN
heals_NNS
it_PP
will_MD
mend_VB
grace_NN
's_POS
newly-broken_JJ
spirit_NN
._.
eventually_RB
,_,
mother_NN
and_CC
daughter_NN
travel_NN
alone_RB
to_IN
montana_NP
to_IN
be_BE
with_IN
tom_NP
booker_NN
(_(
redford_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
famed_JJ
"_"
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
"_"
who_WP
has_HVZ
a_DT
gift_NN
of_IN
calming_JJ
horses_NNS
with_IN
simple_JJ
looks_NNS
and_CC
touches_NNS
,_,
leaving_VBG
busy_JJ
husband_NN
neill_NP
behind_IN
._.
eventually_RB
,_,
they_PP
move_VB
onto_IN
the_DT
booker_NN
ranch_NN
with_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
tom_NP
's_POS
family_NN
,_,
and_CC
annie_NP
finds_VBZ
herself_PPX
falling_JJ
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
all_PDT
things_NNS
montana_NN
,_,
including_IN
,_,
naturally_RB
,_,
tom_NP
,_,
the_DT
wise_JJ
and_CC
lonely_JJ
trainer_NN
._.
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
is_BEZ
delicately_RB
made_VBN
._.
i_PP
dare_MD
say_VB
lyrical_JJ
,_,
since_CS
to_IN
many_DT
people_NN
's_POS
ear_NN
,_,
that_CS
word_NN
is_BEZ
synonymous_JJ
with_IN
boring_JJ
._.
hardly_RB
._.
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
has_HVZ
little_DT
to_TO
offer_VB
in_IN
the_DT
way_NN
of_IN
surprise_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
does_DOZ
have_HV
an_DT
honesty_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
refreshing_JJ
and_CC
consistently_RB
enjoyable_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
,_,
especially_RB
in_IN
the_DT
final_JJ
third_OD
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
scott-thomas_NP
and_CC
johanssen_NP
seem_VB
like_IN
mother_NN
and_CC
daughter_NN
,_,
and_CC
you_PP
have_HV
no_DT
doubt_NN
believing_VBG
that_DT
the_DT
mountain_NN
vistas_NNS
would_MD
put_VB
these_DT
new_JJ
yorkers_NNS
under_IN
a_DT
spell_NN
,_,
especially_RB
since_CS
d_NN
._.
p_NN
._.
robert_NP
richardson_NP
's_POS
photography_NN
casts_NNS
montana_NP
as_IN
heaven_NN
on_IN
earth_NN
._.
(_)
a_DT
gimmicky_JJ
but_CC
effective_JJ
technique_NN
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
employ_VB
is_BEZ
a_DT
switch_NN
in_IN
aspect_NN
ratio_NN
from_IN
squarish_JJ
to_IN
widescreen_CD
when_CS
the_DT
central_JJ
location_NN
shifts_NNS
from_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
to_IN
montana_NP
._.
)_)
the_DT
underrated_JJ
sam_NP
neill_NP
turns_VBZ
in_IN
perhaps_RB
his_PP$
most_DT
heartfelt_NN
,_,
emotive_JJ
performance_NN
as_IN
the_DT
nice-guy_???
husband_NN
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
as_IN
authoritive_JJ
and_CC
likeable_JJ
as_IN
tom_NP
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
indeed_RB
a_DT
refreshing_JJ
change_NN
from_IN
the_DT
sexist_JJ
,_,
lout_???
of_IN
a_NN
husband_NN
so_RB
many_DT
writers_NNS
resort_NN
to_IN
as_IN
a_DT
short-cut_JJ
for_IN
explaining_VBG
away_RB
the_DT
cheating_VBG
spouse_NN
's_POS
motivation_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
horse_NN
whisperer_NN
's_POS
only_JJ
flaws_NNS
is_BEZ
the_DT
chemistry_NN
between_IN
would-be_JJ
lovers_NNS
scott-thomas_NN
and_CC
redford_NP
._.
i_PP
liked_VBD
both_RB
of_IN
them_PP
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
didn't_DOD
necessarily_RB
believe_VB
that_CS
redford_NP
would_MD
fall_VB
for_IN
such_DT
a_DT
cold_JJ
fish_NN
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
the_DT
countryside_NN
air_NN
thawed_VBD
her_PP$
slightly_RB
._.
luckily_RB
(_(
and_CC
curiously_RB
)_)
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
such_DT
a_DT
rich_JJ
and_CC
textured_JJ
movie_NN
that_CS
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
quite_RB
matter-their_???
adultery_NN
seems_VBZ
like_IN
an_DT
afterthought_NN
,_,
the_DT
obligatory_NN
sub-plot_NN
that_CS
ties_NNS
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
'_"
complex_JJ
relationships_NNS
together_RB
._.
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