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life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
rare_JJ
treat_NN
:_:
a_DT
lighthearted_VBN
comedy_NN
that_CS
tackles_VBZ
a_DT
very_RB
serious_JJ
subject_NN
without_IN
committing_VBG
the_DT
sins_NNS
of_IN
being_BEG
disrespectful_JJ
,_,
or_CC
,_,
even_RB
worse_JJR
,_,
humorless_NN
._.
it_PP
combines_VBZ
a_DT
charming_JJ
romance_NN
with_IN
a_DT
dash_NN
of_IN
farce_NN
,_,
stirs_VBZ
in_IN
a_DT
little_JJ
poignancy_NN
,_,
and_CC
ends_NNS
up_IN
a_DT
very_RB
enjoyable_JJ
movie_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
italian_JJ
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
don't_DO
let_VB
that_CS
discourage_VB
you_PP
._.
subtitle-phobes_NP
will_MD
be_BE
missing_VBG
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
experience_NN
._.
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
opens_VBZ
as_IN
a_DT
sweet_JJ
romantic_JJ
comedy_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
clownish_JJ
,_,
but_CC
good_JJ
natured_JJ
guido_NN
(_(
roberto_NP
benigni_???
)_(
arriving_VBG
in_IN
a_DT
rustic_JJ
italian_JJ
town_NN
to_IN
work_NN
as_IN
a_DT
waiter_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
uncle_NN
._.
the_DT
year_NN
is_BEZ
1939_CD
,_,
and_CC
guido_NN
literally_RB
stumbles_VBZ
into_IN
the_DT
girl_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
dreams_NNS
,_,
dora_???
(_)
nicoletta_JJ
braschi_NP
)_)
._.
their_PP$
romance_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
picture_NN
perfect_JJ
,_,
with_IN
only_RB
one_CD
stumbling_NN
block_NN
:_:
she_PP
's_BEZ
already_RB
engaged_VBN
to_IN
another_DT
man_NN
._.
can_MD
guido_NN
overcome_VB
the_DT
odds_NNS
and_CC
win_VB
his_PP$
girl_NN
?_?
what_WDT
do_DO
you_PP
think_VB
?_?
however_RB
,_,
five_CD
years_NNS
later_RBR
,_,
things_NNS
have_HV
taken_VBN
a_DT
turn_NN
for_IN
the_DT
worse_JJR
in_IN
italy_NP
._.
the_DT
fascists_NNS
have_HV
stepped_VBN
up_RP
their_PP$
race_NN
initiatives_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
bad_JJ
news_NN
for_IN
the_DT
jewish_JJ
guido_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
new_JJ
son_NN
giosue_NN
(_(
giorgio_???
cantarini_FW
)_(
,_,
who_NP
are_BER
rounded_JJ
up_IN
and_CC
shipped_VBN
off_IN
to_IN
a_DT
concentration_NN
camp_NN
._.
unable_JJ
to_IN
protect_VB
his_PP$
boy_NN
in_IN
any_DT
other_JJ
way_NN
,_,
guido_NN
attempts_NNS
to_IN
shield_NN
his_PP$
young_JJ
son_NN
from_IN
the_DT
horrors_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
labor_NP
camp_NN
._.
he_PP
pretends_VBZ
that_CS
everything_PN
is_BEZ
all_RB
an_DT
elaborate_JJ
game_NN
,_,
with_IN
points_NNS
awarded_VBN
for_IN
such_DT
tasks_NNS
as_IN
hiding_VBG
,_,
being_NN
brave_JJ
and_CC
being_BEG
very_RB
very_RB
quiet_JJ
._.
as_CS
you_PP
can_MD
tell_VB
from_IN
the_DT
description_NN
,_,
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
has_HVZ
two_CD
very_RB
different_JJ
tones_NNS
,_,
but_CC
manages_VBZ
to_TO
excel_VB
at_IN
both_PDT
of_IN
them_PP
._.
as_CS
a_DT
romantic_JJ
comedy_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
sweet_JJ
and_CC
funny_JJ
._.
as_CS
a_DT
bittersweet_NN
tale_NN
of_IN
hope_NN
amid_IN
despair_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
touching_VBG
._.
roberto_NP
benigni_???
's_BEZ
work_NN
here_RB
has_HVZ
been_BEN
compared_VBN
with_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
chaplin_NP
's_POS
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
easy_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
why_WRB
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
run_VB
the_DT
gamut_NN
of_IN
comic_NN
expression_NN
,_,
from_IN
slapstick_NP
to_IN
farce_NN
,_,
with_IN
a_DT
warm-hearted_JJ
feeling_NN
that_CS
celebrates_VBZ
his_PP$
downtrodden_NN
hero_NN
's_POS
"_"
triumph_NN
of_IN
the_DT
underdog_NN
"_"
spirit_NN
._.
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
treads_NNS
a_DT
thin_JJ
line_NN
when_CS
it_PP
turns_VBZ
its_PP$
attentions_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
holocaust_NP
._.
however_RB
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
successfully_RB
navigate_VB
the_DT
minefield_NN
,_,
without_IN
demeaning_VBG
the_DT
gravity_NN
of_IN
the_DT
horrors_NNS
involved_VBN
,_,
nor_CC
without_IN
losing_VBG
its_PP$
humorous_JJ
edge_NN
that_CS
allows_VBZ
you_PP
to_TO
smile_VB
through_IN
the_DT
tears_NNS
._.
with_IN
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
,_,
benigni_???
has_HVZ
created_JJ
a_NN
triumphant_JJ
,_,
but_CC
bittersweet_NN
comedy_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
quite_RB
simply_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
enjoyable_JJ
times_NNS
i've_???
had_HVD
at_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
this_DT
year_NN
._.