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you_PP
know_VB
you're_???
in_CD
for_IN
a_DT
truly_RB
different_JJ
cinematic_JJ
experience_NN
the_DT
moment_NN
you_PP
realize_VB
steve_NP
buscemi_NP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
cast_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
in_IN
question_NN
's_POS
most_DT
normal_JJ
character_NN
._.
such_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
case_NN
with_IN
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
,_,
"_"
joel_???
and_CC
ethan_NP
coen_???
's_BEZ
first_OD
venture_NN
since_CS
their_PP$
"_"
fargo_NN
"_"
nabbed_VBN
nationwide_RB
acclaim_NN
and_CC
a_DT
mantlepiece_NN
of_IN
academy_NN
award_NN
nods_VBZ
._.
there_RB
's_POS
no_DT
need_NN
to_IN
fear_NN
that_CS
the_DT
coens_NNS
suffered_VBD
creative_JJ
burnout_IN
with_IN
that_DT
accomplishment_NN
,_,
because_CS
"_"
lebowski_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
an_DT
effort_NN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
words_NNS
like_IN
"_"
strange_JJ
"_"
and_CC
"_"
unusual_JJ
"_"
seem_VB
like_IN
an_DT
understatement_NN
._.
thanks_NNS
in_IN
part_NN
to_IN
delicious_JJ
characterization_NN
and_CC
an_DT
all-encompassing_NN
sense_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
smashing_JJ
success_NN
._.
the_DT
central_JJ
oddball_NN
here_RB
is_BEZ
the_DT
dude_???
(_(
jeff_NP
bridges_NNS
)_)
,_,
an_DT
unemployed_JJ
cad_???
whose_WP$
ambitions_NNS
appear_VB
to_IN
be_BE
zilch_NP
beyond_IN
smoking_JJ
pot_NN
,_,
drinking_NN
beer_NN
and_CC
going_VBG
bowling_NN
(_(
are_BER
you_PP
college_NN
students_NNS
already_RB
rooting_VBG
for_IN
him_PP
,_,
or_CC
what_WDT
?_?
)_)
._.
one_CD
night_NN
,_,
a_DT
pair_NN
of_IN
thugs_NNS
break_VB
into_IN
his_PP$
house_NN
and_CC
pee_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
carpet_NN
,_,
a_DT
threatening_VBG
act_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
supposed_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
carried_VBN
out_RP
against_IN
a_DT
famous_JJ
pasadena_NNS
millionaire_NN
(_(
david_NP
huddleston_NP
)_)
who_WP
shares_NNS
his_PP$
birth_NN
name_NN
--_???
jeff_NP
lebowski_NP
--_???
with_IN
the_DT
dude_???
._.
once_RB
the_DT
dude_???
realizes_VBZ
this_RB
coincidence_NN
,_,
he_PP
visits_NNS
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
in_IN
hopes_NNS
to_IN
claim_NN
reparations_NNS
for_IN
his_PP$
soiled_JJ
rug_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
back_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
normal_JJ
life_NN
with_IN
alley_NN
pals_NNS
walter_NP
(_(
john_NP
goodman_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
hotheaded_JJ
vietnam_NP
vet_NN
,_,
and_CC
donny_NP
(_(
buscemi_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
mild-mannered_JJ
surfer_NN
,_,
before_IN
too_RB
long_JJ
._.
soon_RB
,_,
though_CS
,_,
lebowski_NP
's_POS
trampy_???
trophy_NN
wife_NN
bunny_NN
(_(
tara_NP
reid_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
kidnaped_VBN
and_CC
held_VBN
for_IN
a_DT
hefty_JJ
ransom_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
turns_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
dude_???
for_IN
help_NN
._.
it_PP
seems_VBZ
bunny_NN
's_POS
troubles_NNS
are_BER
related_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
line_NN
of_IN
work_NN
she_PP
's_BEZ
kept_VBN
secret_JJ
from_IN
her_PP$
husband_NN
--_???
she_PP
's_MD
actually_RB
an_DT
adult_NN
film_NN
star_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
very_RB
in_IN
debt_NN
with_IN
a_DT
shady_JJ
producer_NN
named_VBN
jackie_NP
treehorn_JJ
._.
the_DT
dude_???
,_,
now_RB
on_IN
lebowski_NP
's_POS
payroll_NN
,_,
accepts_VBZ
the_DT
offer_NN
and_CC
agrees_VBZ
to_TO
handle_VB
the_DT
money_NN
drop_NN
;_;
walter_NP
tags_???
along_IN
and_CC
insists_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
dude_???
keep_NN
the_DT
cash_NN
for_IN
himself_PPX
._.
chaos_NN
obviously_RB
ensues_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
dude_???
eventually_RB
finds_VBZ
himself_PPX
in_IN
hot_JJ
water_NN
with_IN
cops_NNS
,_,
crooks_NNS
and_CC
lebowski_NP
's_POS
ultra-eccentric_NN
artist_NN
daughter_NN
maude_NN
(_(
julianne_NP
moore_NP
)_)
._.
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
"_"
deserves_VBZ
to_IN
win_NN
the_DT
coens_NNS
the_DT
same_DT
amount_NN
of_IN
acclaim_NN
that_CS
"_"
fargo_NN
"_"
did_DOD
;_;
while_CS
that_DT
1996_CD
black_JJ
comedy_NN
was_BEDZ
certainly_RB
a_DT
better_JJR
film_NN
,_,
"_"
lebowski_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
at_IN
least_DT
as_IN
breathtakingly_RB
imaginative_JJ
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
boasts_VBZ
a_DT
mile-high_NP
absurdity_NN
level_NN
that_CS
sometimes_RB
threatens_VBZ
to_IN
topple_VB
over_IN
,_,
but_CC
thankfully_RB
never_RB
does_DOZ
._.
the_DT
coens_NNS
(_(
joel_???
directed_JJ
,_,
ethan_NP
produced_VBD
and_CC
both_RB
wrote_VBD
)_)
keep_NN
you_PP
in_IN
stitches_NNS
as_IN
they_PP
unravel_VB
their_PP$
exceedingly_RB
loopy_NN
tale_NN
,_,
and_CC
must_MD
be_BE
commended_VBN
for_IN
juggling_VBG
a_DT
number_NN
of_IN
people_NN
and_CC
subplots_NNS
one_CD
would_MD
expect_VB
to_IN
find_NN
in_IN
a_DT
robert_NP
altman_NN
flick_NN
._.
whether_CS
we're_???
watching_VBG
bridges_NNS
fend_VB
off_RP
a_DT
marmet_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
bathtub_???
or_CC
moore_NP
don_NP
viking_NN
duds_???
and_CC
dance_NN
in_IN
a_DT
busby_NP
berkeley-esque_NN
dream_NN
sequence_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
immensely_RB
lively_JJ
._.
there_EX
are_BER
those_DT
who_WP
will_MD
dislike_VB
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
because_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
boring_JJ
._.
the_DT
cast_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
great_JJ
deal_NN
of_IN
fun_NN
with_IN
the_DT
bounteous_JJ
material_NN
they're_???
given_JJ
._.
bridges_NNS
exudes_VBZ
a_DT
likeable_JJ
,_,
surprisingly_RB
sweet_JJ
presence_NN
;_;
his_PP$
dude_???
sure_JJ
isn't_BEZ
the_DT
cleanest_NN
guy_NN
around_IN
,_,
but_CC
you'd_???
still_JJ
follow_VB
him_PP
to_IN
another_DT
movie_NN
._.
goodman_NN
merits_NNS
1998_CD
's_NNS
first_OD
oscar_NP
consideration_NN
,_,
as_CS
walter_NP
's_POS
manic_JJ
temper_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
"_"
's_BEZ
many_DT
highlights_NNS
;_;
the_DT
same_DT
goes_VBZ
for_IN
moore_NP
,_,
whose_WP$
throaty_JJ
,_,
delectable_JJ
performance_NN
as_IN
maude_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
hilarious_JJ
hoot_NN
._.
john_NP
turturro_NP
may_MD
very_RB
well_RB
steal_VB
the_DT
movie_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
two_CD
scenes_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
colorful_JJ
bowler_NN
from_IN
a_DT
rival_JJ
faction_NN
._.
sam_NP
elliott_NP
's_POS
rambling_NN
narration_NP
gets_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
off_IN
to_IN
a_DT
solid_JJ
start_NN
._.
and_CC
some_DT
will_MD
recognize_VB
peter_NP
stormare_NN
--_???
"_"
fargo_NN
"_"
's_BEZ
silent_JJ
heavy_JJ
--_???
as_CS
carl_NP
hungus_NP
,_,
a_DT
porn_???
star_NN
who_NP
's_POS
really_RB
a_DT
samurai_???
sword-wielding_NN
german_JJ
nihilist_NN
and_CC
has-been_IN
pop_JJ
star_NN
._.
only_RB
in_IN
its_PP$
final_JJ
third_NP
does_DOZ
the_DT
movie_NN
falter_VB
,_,
with_IN
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
loose_JJ
plot_NN
threads_NNS
and_CC
some_DT
cast_NN
members_NNS
who_WP
quickly_RB
disappear_VB
and_CC
never_RB
emerge_VB
for_IN
a_DT
curtain_NN
call_NN
._.
these_DT
flaws_NNS
are_BER
forgivable_JJ
,_,
though_CS
--_???
the_DT
coens_NNS
have_HV
crafted_VBN
a_DT
tale_NN
so_RB
rich_JJ
with_IN
personality_NN
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
hard_JJ
to_TO
look_VB
at_IN
the_DT
final_JJ
product_NN
with_IN
anything_PN
but_CC
a_DT
big_JJ
grin_NN
on_IN
your_PP$
face_NN
._.
without_IN
a_DT
doubt_NN
,_,
"_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
film_NN
so_RB
far_RB
this_DT
year_NN
._.
sure_JJ
,_,
we're_???
only_JJ
three_CD
months_NNS
in_IN
and_CC
the_DT
competition_NN
(_(
"_"
deep_JJ
rising_JJ
,_,
"_"
"_"
desperate_JJ
measures_NNS
,_,
"_"
"_"
the_DT
wedding_NN
singer_NN
,_,
"_"
etc_RB
._.
)_)
has_HVZ
been_BEN
pretty_JJ
bland_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
still_RB
the_DT
gospel_NN
truth_NN
._.
maybe_RB
during_IN
next_OD
awards_NNS
season_NN
,_,
"_"
lebowski_NP
"_"
won't_MD
be_BE
a_DT
far_RB
cry_VB
from_IN
"_"
fargo_NN
._.
"_"