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driving_VBG
miss_NN
daisy_NN
takes_VBZ
its_PP$
sweet_JJ
time_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
a_NP
small_JJ
,_,
intimate_JJ
story_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
quiet_JJ
film_NN
,_,
a_DT
slow_JJ
film_NN
,_,
a_DT
deliberate_JJ
film_NN
._.
but_CC
if_CS
you're_???
patient_JJ
with_IN
it_PP
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
offers_VBZ
innumerable_JJ
rewards_NNS
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
a_DT
pair_NN
of_IN
self-assured_JJ
performances_NNS
by_IN
morgan_NP
freeman_NN
and_CC
jessica_NP
tandy_NN
._.
driving_VBG
miss_NN
daisy_NN
is_BEZ
based_VBN
on_IN
alfred_NP
uhry_???
's_BEZ
pulitzer-prize_NN
winning_VBG
play_NN
of_IN
the_DT
same_DT
name_NN
,_,
which_WDT
first_OD
opened_VBD
in_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
four_CD
years_NNS
ago_RB
._.
the_DT
play_NN
has_HVZ
garnered_VBN
international_JJ
acclaim_NN
with_IN
productions_NNS
in_IN
chicago_NP
,_,
los_NP
angeles_NP
,_,
london_NP
,_,
vienna_NP
,_,
norway_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
soviet_JJ
union_NN
._.
uhry_???
himself_NN
wrote_VBD
the_DT
screenplay_NN
for_IN
the_DT
film_NN
adaptation_NN
of_IN
driving_VBG
miss_NN
daisy_NN
;_;
he_PP
also_RB
penned_VBD
the_DT
wonderful_JJ
sleeper_NN
,_,
mystic_JJ
pizza_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
like_IN
the_DT
play_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
set_VBN
in_IN
atlanta_NP
,_,
georgia_NP
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
revolves_VBZ
around_IN
two_CD
people_NN
in_IN
their_PP$
twilight_NN
years_NNS
:_:
a_DT
cranky_JJ
,_,
70-something_VBG
jewish_JJ
widow_NN
who_WP
feels_VBZ
guilty_JJ
about_IN
her_PP$
wealth_NN
and_CC
a_DT
60-something_NN
black_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
becomes_VBZ
her_PP$
chauffeur_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
relies_VBZ
on_IN
character_NN
,_,
rather_RB
than_CS
plot_NN
,_,
to_IN
propel_NN
the_DT
action_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
has_HVZ
no_DT
discernible_JJ
plot_NN
in_IN
the_DT
traditional_JJ
sense_NN
;_;
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
present_VB
a_DT
linear_JJ
story_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
all_PDT
the_DT
scenes_NNS
flow_NN
together_RB
._.
rather_RB
,_,
driving_VBG
miss_NN
daisy_NN
is_BEZ
made_VBN
up_RP
of_IN
the_DT
routine_NN
activities_NNS
of_IN
everyday_JJ
life_NN
:_:
shopping_NN
,_,
listening_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
radio_NN
,_,
visiting_VBG
the_DT
cemetery_NN
,_,
eating_VBG
fried_JJ
chicken_NN
,_,
and_CC
so_RB
on_IN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
also_RB
incorporates_VBZ
into_IN
the_DT
story_NN
line_NN
actual_JJ
events_NNS
in_IN
atlanta_NP
's_POS
history_NN
,_,
including_IN
the_DT
1965_CD
bombing_NN
of_IN
the_DT
temple_NN
(_(
the_DT
city_NN
's_POS
oldest_JJS
jewish_JJ
congregation_NN
)_)
and_CC
a_DT
1965_CD
ceremony_NN
honoring_NN
the_DT
reverend_NN
dr_NN
._.
martin_NP
luther_NN
king_NN
,_,
jr_JJ
._.
the_DT
story_NN
begins_VBZ
in_IN
1948_CD
with_IN
daisy_NP
(_(
tandy_NN
)_)
crashing_JJ
and_CC
wrecking_VBG
her_PP$
packard_NN
as_IN
she_PP
pulls_VBZ
out_RP
of_IN
her_PP$
driveway_NN
._.
the_DT
insurance_NN
company_NN
cancels_NNS
her_PP
insurance_NN
,_,
and_CC
her_PP$
son_NN
,_,
boolie_NP
,_,
decides_VBZ
to_IN
hire_NN
her_PP
a_DT
chauffeur_NN
._.
freeman_NN
,_,
reprising_VBG
his_PP$
role_NN
from_IN
the_DT
play_NN
,_,
plays_VBZ
the_DT
chauffeur_NN
,_,
hoke_???
._.
the_DT
film_NN
chronicles_NNS
the_DT
warm_JJ
friendship_NN
that_CS
slowly_RB
but_CC
surely_RB
blossoms_NNS
between_IN
the_DT
chauffeur_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
reluctant_JJ
passenger_NN
._.
driving_VBG
miss_NN
daisy_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
movie_NN
about_IN
human_JJ
nature_NN
,_,
aging_JJ
,_,
prejudice_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
great_JJ
many_DT
other_JJ
things_NNS
,_,
but_CC
more_DT
than_CS
anything_PN
it_PP
's_BEZ
about_IN
a_DT
relationship_NN
:_:
one_CD
that_DT
spans_NNS
33_CD
years_NNS
,_,
33_CD
cars_NNS
,_,
the_DT
advent_NN
of_IN
civil_JJ
rights_NNS
,_,
and_CC
one_CD
gravely_RB
important_JJ
33_CD
cent_NN
can_MD
of_IN
salmon_NN
._.
daisy_NP
is_BEZ
strong-willed_JJ
and_CC
set_NN
in_IN
her_PP$
ways_NNS
,_,
and_CC
,_,
from_IN
the_DT
outset_NN
,_,
she_PP
is_BEZ
utterly_RB
opposed_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
having_HVG
a_DT
chauffeur_NN
._.
initially_RB
,_,
she_PP
treats_VBZ
hoke_???
with_IN
contempt_NN
,_,
refusing_VBG
to_IN
let_VB
him_PP
drive_VB
her_PP$
anywhere_RB
._.
once_RB
she_PP
does_DOZ
get_VB
in_IN
the_DT
car_NN
,_,
daisy_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
ultimate_JJ
back-seat_NN
driver_NN
._.
to_IN
make_NN
matters_NNS
worse_JJR
,_,
she_PP
is_BEZ
extremely_RB
self-conscious_JJ
about_IN
what_WDT
others_NNS
might_MD
think_VB
if_CS
they_PP
were_BED
to_IN
see_NN
her_PP
being_NN
escorted_VBD
around_IN
town_NN
by_IN
a_DT
hired_JJ
hand_NN
._.
eventually_RB
,_,
however_RB
,_,
daisy_NP
is_BEZ
worn_VBN
down_RP
by_IN
hoke_???
's_NNS
good-natured_JJ
charm_NN
and_CC
infectious_JJ
cheer_NN
;_;
she_PP
softens_VBZ
and_CC
opens_VBZ
up_RP
to_IN
him_PP
._.
tandy_NN
plays_VBZ
the_DT
part_NN
of_IN
daisy_NP
exceedingly_RB
well_RB
,_,
but_CC
unfortunately_RB
this_DT
feisty_NN
,_,
cantankerous_JJ
character_NN
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
smidgen_NN
too_RB
commonplace_JJ
._.
we've_???
seen_VBN
this_DT
woman_NN
countless_JJ
times_NNS
before_IN
in_IN
other_JJ
incarnations_NNS
,_,
from_IN
on_IN
golden_JJ
pond_NN
to_IN
cocoon_NN
._.
nevertheless_RB
,_,
tandy_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
put_VBN
enough_DT
of_IN
a_DT
personal_JJ
stamp_NN
on_IN
the_DT
familiar_JJ
character_NN
to_IN
make_VB
it_NN
her_PP
own_DT
._.
freeman_NN
,_,
as_CS
hoke_???
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
gives_VBZ
the_DT
more_DT
distinctive_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
two_CD
performances_NNS
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
something_PN
profoundly_RB
moving_VBG
about_IN
the_DT
way_NN
hoke_???
maintains_VBZ
his_PP$
pride_NN
and_CC
dignity_NN
in_IN
a_DT
society_NN
which_WDT
forbids_VBZ
him_PP
from_IN
using_VBG
public_JJ
rest_NN
rooms_NNS
because_CS
of_IN
his_PP$
skin_NN
color_NN
._.
hoke_???
is_BEZ
uneducated_JJ
and_CC
illiterate_JJ
,_,
but_CC
freeman_NN
always_RB
suggests_VBZ
that_CS
there_EX
is_BEZ
something_PN
more_RBR
to_TO
this_DT
man_NN
,_,
an_DT
inner_JJ
strength_NN
beneath_IN
the_DT
simpleton_NN
exterior_NN
._.
both_RB
freeman_NN
and_CC
tandy_NN
seem_VB
to_IN
be_BE
in_CD
their_PP$
element_NN
,_,
in_IN
full_JJ
command_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
natural_JJ
charisma_NN
._.
they_PP
flirt_NN
with_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
and_CC
dominate_VB
scenes_NNS
without_IN
overtly_RB
calling_VBG
attention_NN
to_IN
themselves_PPX
._.
they_PP
bring_VB
a_DT
light_NN
touch_NN
to_IN
their_PP$
humorous_JJ
banter_NN
and_CC
to_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
gentle_JJ
humor_NN
._.
at_IN
the_DT
same_DT
time_NN
,_,
tandy_NN
and_CC
freeman_NN
provide_VB
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
few_DT
moments_NNS
of_IN
truly_RB
poignant_JJ
drama_NN
._.
in_IN
his_PP$
first_OD
dramatic_JJ
role_NN
,_,
dan_NP
aykroyd_NP
is_BEZ
surprisingly_RB
chubby_JJ
and_CC
unexpectedly_RB
effective_JJ
as_CS
boolie_NP
,_,
tandy_NN
's_POS
loving_JJ
and_CC
patient_JJ
son_NN
._.
drama_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
agree_VB
with_IN
aykroyd_NP
;_;
taking_VBG
a_DT
break_NN
from_IN
comedy_NN
seems_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
move_NN
for_IN
the_DT
actor_NN
,_,
especially_RB
when_CS
you_PP
consider_VB
the_DT
wretched_JJ
comedies_NNS
he_PP
has_HVZ
made_VBN
recently_RB
(_(
ghostbusters_NP
ii_CD
,_,
the_DT
great_JJ
outdoors_RB
,_,
my_PP$
stepmother_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
alien_JJ
)_)
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
other_JJ
significant_JJ
characters_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
are_BER
daisy_NN
's_NNS
housekeeper_NN
,_,
idella_NN
,_,
marvelously_RB
played_VBN
by_IN
esther_NP
rolle_NP
(_(
"_"
good_JJ
times_NNS
"_"
)_)
,_,
and_CC
boolie_NP
's_POS
pretentious_JJ
wife_NN
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
patti_NP
lupone_NN
._.
under_IN
the_DT
direction_NN
of_IN
bruce_NP
beresford_NP
(_(
crimes_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
heart_NN
,_,
tender_JJ
mercies_NNS
)_)
,_,
driving_VBG
miss_NN
daisy_NN
seems_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
stagey_JJ
now_RB
and_CC
again_RB
._.
but_CC
fortunately_RB
,_,
beresford_NP
never_RB
forgets_VBZ
he_PP
's_BEZ
shooting_NN
a_DT
movie_NN
,_,
and_CC
accordingly_RB
,_,
he_PP
offers_VBZ
plenty_PN
of_IN
striking_JJ
cinematic_JJ
touches_NNS
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
gorgeous_JJ
shots_NNS
of_IN
flowers_NNS
,_,
trees_NNS
,_,
and_CC
tomatoes_NNS
._.
in_IN
adapting_VBG
driving_JJ
miss_NN
daisy_NN
from_IN
the_DT
stage_NN
to_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
,_,
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
have_HV
achieved_VBN
a_DT
delicate_JJ
subtlety_NN
._.
uhry_???
understands_VBZ
that_CS
what_WDT
his_PP$
characters_NNS
do_DO
not_XNOT
say_VB
can_MD
be_BE
just_RB
as_CS
important_JJ
as_IN
what_WDT
they_PP
do_DO
say_VB
._.
beresford_NP
wisely_RB
exercises_VBZ
restraint_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
dramatic_JJ
moments_NNS
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
tugs_NNS
at_IN
your_PP$
heart_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
never_RB
goes_VBZ
for_IN
the_DT
jugular_JJ
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
sap_NN
in_IN
driving_VBG
miss_NN
daisy_NN
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
trees_NNS
._.