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recently_RB
i_PP
read_VBD
4_CD
reviews_NNS
of_IN
pleasantville-one_PN
from_IN
entertainment_NN
weekly_JJ
,_,
one_CD
from_IN
a_DT
newsgroup_NN
,_,
and_CC
two_CD
from_IN
different_JJ
online_JJ
resources_NNS
._.
each_DT
review_NN
compared_VBN
this_DT
film_NN
to_IN
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
._.
why_WRB
?_?
the_DT
only_RB
reason_NN
people_NN
compared_VBN
pleasantville_NP
to_IN
truman_NP
is_BEZ
due_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
their_PP$
lives_NNS
are_BER
on_IN
television_NN
._.
other_JJ
than_CS
that_DT
,_,
the_DT
two_CD
movies_NNS
are_BER
completely_RB
different_JJ
from_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
._.
reviewers_NNS
seem_VB
to_IN
love_NN
to_IN
pick_NP
one_CD
movie_NN
(_(
i_PP
._.
e_NN
._.
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
)_)
,_,
obsess_NN
over_IN
it_PP
,_,
and_CC
make_VB
it_PP
a_DT
guideline_NN
for_IN
other_JJ
movies_NNS
._.
when_CS
pleasantville_NP
and_CC
edtv_???
opened_VBD
,_,
all_PDT
critics_NNS
seemed_VBD
to_TO
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the_DT
two_CD
films_NNS
like_IN
they_PP
were_BED
subjects_NNS
of_IN
king_NN
truman_NP
._.
the_DT
same_DT
goes_VBZ
for_IN
the_DT
thin_JJ
red_JJ
line_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
._.
when_CS
it_PP
opened_VBD
in_IN
decemeber_NN
,_,
probably_RB
98_CD
%_NN
of_IN
reviews_NNS
compared_VBN
it_PP
to_IN
stephen_NP
spielberg_NP
's_POS
saving_NN
private_JJ
ryan_NP
,_,
giving_VBG
thin_JJ
line_NN
no_DT
chance_NN
whatsoever_WDT
._.
critics_NNS
loved_VBD
private_JJ
ryan_NP
so_RB
much_DT
,_,
that_CS
they_PP
automatically_RB
decided_VBD
no_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
good_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
reach_VB
its_PP$
standards_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
why_WRB
i_PP
think_VB
pleasantville_NP
was_BEDZ
underrated_VBN
._.
if_CS
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
had_HVD
never_RB
been_BEN
made_VBN
,_,
pleasantville_NP
probably_RB
would_MD
have_HV
received_VBN
better_RBR
reviews_NNS
,_,
done_DON
better_JJR
at_IN
the_DT
box_NN
office_NN
,_,
and_CC
would_MD
be_BE
remembered_VBN
after_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
long_JJ
been_BEN
on_IN
the_DT
video_NN
store_NN
shelves_NNS
._.
sure_JJ
,_,
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
perfect_JJ
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
very_RB
believeable_JJ
,_,
but_CC
neither_RB
was_BEDZ
the_DT
wizard_NN
of_IN
oz_NN
or_CC
star_NN
wars_NNS
,_,
and_CC
there_EX
stands_VBZ
two_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
prominent_JJ
movies_NNS
in_IN
history_NN
._.
with_IN
the_DT
exception_NN
of_IN
don_NP
knotts_NP
as_IN
the_DT
annoying_NN
"_"
tv_NN
repairman_NN
"_"
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
cast_VBN
perfectly_RB
:_:
the_DT
ice_NN
storm_NN
's_POS
tobey_NP
maguire_NN
is_BEZ
david_NP
in_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
;_;
he_PP
watches_VBZ
the_DT
old_JJ
50_CD
's_NNS
sitcom_NP
"_"
pleasantville_NP
"_"
to_IN
escape_NN
from_IN
his_PP$
feuding_NN
parents_NNS
._.
his_PP$
twin_NN
sister_NN
,_,
jen_???
(_)
reese_JJ
witherspoon_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
popular_JJ
slut_NN
who_WP
(_(
steriotypically_JJ
)_)
smokes_VBZ
and_CC
wears_VBZ
revealing_JJ
clothes_NNS
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
her_PP$
character_NN
believeable_JJ
is_BEZ
the_DT
dialogue-those_NN
excessive_JJ
90_CD
's_NNS
terms_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
"_"
like_IN
"_"
,_,
"_"
whatever_WDT
"_"
,_,
and_CC
"_"
cool_JJ
"_"
make_VB
her_PP
sound_NN
like_IN
the_DT
total_JJ
dimwit_VB
she_PP
's_BEZ
supposed_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
._.
the_DT
twins_NNS
,_,
with_IN
a_DT
little_JJ
help_NN
from_IN
a_DT
tv_NN
repairman_NN
(_(
casting_NN
don_NP
knotts_NP
in_IN
this_DT
role_NN
was_BEDZ
obviously_RB
a_DT
cameo-esque_NN
cast_VBN
rather_RB
than_CS
a_DT
true_JJ
acting_NN
one_CD
)_)
,_,
are_BER
sucked_VBN
into_IN
pleasantville_NP
by_IN
a_DT
magical_JJ
new_JJ
remote_JJ
._.
their_PP$
new_JJ
parents_NNS
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
william_NP
h_NN
._.
macy_???
and_CC
joan_NP
allen_NP
,_,
are_BER
perfect_JJ
in_IN
every_DT
way_NN
._.
their_PP$
new_JJ
names_NNS
are_BER
bud_NN
and_CC
mary_NP
sue_NP
,_,
and_CC
right_RB
away_RB
they_PP
start_VB
to_TO
corrupt_JJ
the_DT
town_NN
of_IN
pleasantville_NP
._.
after_IN
the_DT
siblings_NNS
fit_VB
comfortably_RB
in_IN
their_PP$
new_JJ
roles_NNS
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
take_VB
form_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
just_RB
like_IN
watching_VBG
a_DT
sitcom_NP
in_IN
itself_PPX
;_;
you_PP
don't_DO
want_VB
it_PP
to_IN
end_NN
._.
"_"
mary_NP
sue_NP
"_"
has_HVZ
sex_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
date_NN
,_,
the_DT
school_NN
basketball_NN
champion_NN
;_;
when_CS
he_PP
tells_VBZ
all_PDT
his_PP$
friends_NNS
about_IN
it_PP
,_,
they_PP
stop_VB
preforming_VBG
perfectly_RB
at_IN
basketball_NN
,_,
and_CC
things_NNS
start_VB
to_IN
take_VB
color_NP
._.
soon_RB
we_PP
learn_VB
that_CS
these_DT
people_NN
don't_DO
know_VB
how_WRB
to_TO
express_VB
true_JJ
emotions_NNS
,_,
and_CC
when_CS
they_PP
learn_VB
to_TO
do_DO
so_RB
,_,
they_PP
eventually_RB
turn_VB
into_IN
color_NN
._.
this_DT
eventually_RB
sparks_VBZ
a_DT
racial_JJ
war_NN
between_IN
the_DT
"_"
coloreds_NNS
"_"
and_CC
the_DT
"_"
black_JJ
&_???
whites_NNS
._.
"_"
entertainment_NN
weekly_JJ
reviewer_NN
lisa_NP
schwarzbaum_NP
claims_NNS
the_DT
movie_NN
has_HVZ
,_,
"_"
none_PN
of_IN
the_DT
depth_NN
,_,
poignance_NN
,_,
and_CC
brilliance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
._.
._.
._.
"_"
yes_UH
,_,
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
was_BEDZ
maybe_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
intelligent_JJ
._.
but_CC
the_DT
racial_JJ
setting-intensified_JJ
by_IN
the_DT
forcing_NN
of_IN
the_DT
coloreds_NNS
to_IN
sit_VB
in_IN
the_DT
upper_JJ
box_NN
of_IN
the_DT
courtroom-certainly_RB
classifies_NNS
as_IN
deep_JJ
,_,
considering_VBG
it_PP
's_BEZ
what_WDT
i_PP
least_DT
expected_JJ
._.
gary_NP
ross_NP
did_DOD
not_XNOT
try_VB
to_TO
create_VB
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
,_,
award_NN
masterpiece-he_???
just_RB
tries_VBZ
to_IN
convey_VB
moral_JJ
messages_NNS
within_IN
his_PP$
work_NN
._.
take_VB
for_IN
example_NN
big_JJ
and_CC
dave_NP
,_,
his_PP$
past_NN
films_NNS
._.
big-be_???
careful_JJ
what_WDT
you_PP
wish_VB
for_IN
._.
dave-good_NN
or_CC
bad_JJ
lying_VBG
is_BEZ
still_RB
lying_VBG
._.
did_DOD
these_DT
movies_NNS
win_VB
big_JJ
awards_NNS
?_?
no_DT
,_,
but_CC
they_PP
won_VBD
the_DT
heart_NN
of_IN
millions_NNS
._.
pleasantville_NP
could_MD
have_HV
done_DON
that_DT
too_RB
,_,
if_CS
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
for_IN
snotty_JJ
reviewers_NNS
who_WP
set_VB
precedents_NNS
with_IN
preceeding_VBG
films_NNS
._.
pleasantville_NP
:_:
a-_???
ad2am_???
"_"
i_NN
almost_RB
lost_VBN
my_PP$
nose_NN
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
i_PP
like_VB
it_PP
._.
i_PP
like_VB
breathing_NN
through_IN
it_PP
._.
"_"
-jack_NN
nicholson_NP
,_,
chinatown_JJ
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