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seen_VBN
april_NP
15_CD
,_,
15_CD
at_IN
15_CD
p_NN
._.
m_NN
._.
at_IN
crossgates_NNS
cinema_NN
15_CD
(_(
guilderland_NP
,_,
n_NN
._.
y_NN
._.
)_)
,_,
theater_NN
#_???
15_CD
,_,
by_IN
myself_PPX
for_IN
free_JJ
using_VBG
my_PP$
hoyts_???
'_"
critic_NN
's_POS
pass_NN
._.
[_???
theater_NN
rating_NN
:_:
*_???
*_???
*_???
2_CD
/_SYM
2_CD
:_:
very_JJ
good_JJ
seats_NNS
,_,
sound_NN
and_CC
picture_NN
]_???
do_DO
you_PP
realize_VB
that_CS
every_DT
time_NN
you_PP
encounter_VB
a_DT
new_JJ
person_NN
you've_???
just_RB
become_VBN
part_NN
of_IN
a_DT
story_NN
?_?
everyone_PN
has_HVZ
their_PP$
own_DT
life_NN
story_NN
,_,
both_RB
past_JJ
and_CC
present_JJ
,_,
and_CC
every_DT
time_NN
two_CD
or_CC
more_DT
interact_VB
,_,
they_PP
become_VB
part_NN
of_IN
each_DT
others_NNS
'_"
story_NN
(_(
not_XNOT
necessarily_RB
an_DT
important_JJ
or_CC
even_RB
significant_JJ
part_NN
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
part_NN
nevertheless_RB
)_)
._.
that_CS
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
basic_JJ
theory_NN
behind_IN
`_"
go_VB
,_,
'_"
where_CS
several_DT
characters_NNS
'_"
chance_NN
encounters_NNS
all_PDT
effect_NN
each_DT
other_JJ
in_IN
extreme_JJ
ways_NNS
._.
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
test_NN
this_DT
theory_NN
screenwriter_NN
john_NP
august_NP
and_CC
director_NN
doug_???
liman_NN
assemble_VB
a_DT
cast_NN
of_IN
characters_NNS
that_CS
wouldn't_MD
usually_RB
be_BE
the_DT
types_NNS
to_IN
have_HV
an_DT
entire_JJ
film_NN
revolve_VB
around_IN
them_PP
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
a_DT
teenage_JJ
supermarket_NN
cashier_NN
,_,
a_DT
bottom-of-the-drug-food-chain_NN
dealer_NN
and_CC
two_CD
struggling_JJ
soap_NN
opera_NN
actors_NNS
._.
these_DT
types_NNS
of_IN
characters_NNS
might_MD
not_XNOT
sound_VB
all_PDT
that_DT
original_JJ
,_,
but_CC
consider_VB
that_DT
they_PP
will_MD
all_PDT
be_BE
somehow_RB
effected_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
strip_NN
club_NN
bouncer_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
psychotic_JJ
father_NN
,_,
a_DT
mid-level_NN
drug_NN
dealer_NN
,_,
a_DT
narc_???
obsessed_JJ
with_IN
multi-level-marketing_VBG
,_,
horny_???
wedding_NN
guests_NNS
,_,
a_DT
zen_NP
lovemaker_NN
,_,
two_CD
shrimp-scarfers_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
cute_JJ
normal_JJ
teenage_JJ
girl_NN
to_IN
round_JJ
things_NNS
out_RP
._.
how_WRB
they_PP
will_MD
all_PDT
come_VB
together_RB
is_BEZ
the_DT
process_NN
the_DT
film_NN
deals_NNS
with_IN
._.
i'd_???
imagine_VB
the_DT
concept_NN
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
started_VBD
out_RP
as_IN
the_DT
creators_NNS
'_"
testing_NN
themselves_PPX
to_IN
see_NN
if_CS
they_PP
could_MD
actually_RB
pull_VB
it_PP
off_RP
and_CC
the_DT
outcome_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
terrific_JJ
achievement_NN
in_IN
filmmaking_VBG
and_CC
the_DT
craft_NN
of_IN
fiction_NN
in_IN
general_JJ
._.
the_DT
film_NN
starts_VBZ
out_RP
as_IN
anything_PN
else_RB
,_,
with_IN
little_DT
indication_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
's_BEZ
to_IN
come_VB
._.
we_PP
meet_VB
ronna_NP
(_(
polley_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
depressed_JJ
los_NP
angeles_NP
checkout_IN
girl_NN
who_WP
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
to_TO
have_HV
much_DT
desire_NN
to_IN
do_DO
anything_PN
except_CS
work_NN
just_RB
to_IN
pay_NN
her_PP
rent_VB
._.
she_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
very_RB
charming_JJ
,_,
especially_RB
to_IN
her_PP$
customers_NNS
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
played_VBN
mostly_RB
for_IN
laughs_NNS
rather_RB
than_CS
characterization_NN
and_CC
it_PP
works_VBZ
._.
maybe_RB
this_DT
is_BEZ
because_CS
she_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
very_RB
afeminite_JJ
character_NN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
's_BEZ
far_RB
from_IN
masculine_JJ
-_-
a_DT
creative_JJ
character_NN
indeed_RB
._.
things_NNS
start_VB
to_IN
progress_NN
when_CS
ronna_NP
reluctantly_RB
agrees_VBZ
to_IN
take_VB
the_DT
hours_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
goofy_JJ
,_,
hyperactive_JJ
,_,
yet_RB
likable_JJ
simon_NP
(_(
askew_NP
)_)
,_,
an_DT
english_JJ
teen_NN
into_IN
vices_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
sake_NN
of_IN
the_DT
experiences_NNS
._.
this_DT
agreement_NN
starts_VBZ
a_DT
three-pronged_JJ
storyline_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
allows_VBZ
simon_NP
to_IN
go_NN
to_IN
las_NP
vegas_NP
for_IN
the_DT
weekend_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
friends_NNS
and_CC
in_IN
turn_NN
drags_NNS
ronna_NP
and_CC
her_PP$
friends_NNS
into_IN
buying_VBG
and_CC
selling_VBG
an_DT
experimental_JJ
drug_NN
._.
the_DT
process_NN
of_IN
which_WDT
will_MD
not_XNOT
only_RB
bring_VB
ronna_NP
close_JJ
to_IN
being_BEG
arrested_VBN
but_CC
also_RB
to_IN
death_NN
._.
nearly_RB
the_DT
same_DT
can_MD
be_BE
said_VBN
for_IN
two_CD
other_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
zack_???
(_)
mohr_???
)_(
and_CC
adam_NP
(_(
wolf_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
we_PP
don't_DO
think_VB
much_DT
of_IN
when_CS
they_PP
first_OD
appear_VB
as_IN
supporting_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
but_CC
later_RBR
will_NN
become_VB
major_JJ
players_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
makeup_NN
-_-
another_DT
process_NN
used_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
to_IN
elaborate_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
theory_NN
of_IN
how_WRB
significant_JJ
insignificant_JJ
interaction_NN
might_MD
be_BE
._.
once_RB
the_DT
pace_NN
is_BEZ
picked_VBN
up_RP
the_DT
film_NN
really_RB
begins_VBZ
to_IN
show_NN
its_PP$
mettle_NN
._.
when_CS
the_DT
title_NN
screen_NN
`_"
ronna_NP
'_"
is_BEZ
flashed_VBD
shortly_RB
after_IN
the_DT
aforementioned_JJ
turning_NN
point_NN
scene_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
clear_JJ
this_DT
film_NN
isn't_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
employ_VB
the_DT
standard_NN
linear_JJ
method_NN
of_IN
storytelling_NN
._.
considering_VBG
how_WRB
good_JJ
it_PP
is_BEZ
up_RP
until_CS
that_DT
point_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
long_JJ
overdue_JJ
change_NN
of_IN
pace_NN
needed_VBN
in_IN
movies_NNS
today_RB
._.
and_CC
so_RB
the_DT
film_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
take_VB
shape_NN
,_,
first_OD
by_IN
following_JJ
ronna_NP
and_CC
her_PP$
friends_NNS
on_IN
a_DT
one-night_NN
adventure_NN
that_CS
begins_VBZ
with_IN
a_DT
drug_NN
deal_NN
instigated_VBN
by_IN
zack_???
and_CC
adam_NP
(_(
who_WP
were_BED
actually_RB
looking_VBG
for_IN
simon_NP
)_)
,_,
which_WDT
doesn't_DOZ
exactly_RB
go_VB
as_CS
planned_VBN
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
what_WDT
keeps_VBZ
it_PP
all_PDT
so_RB
interesting_JJ
._.
the_DT
second_NN
storyline_JJ
starts_VBZ
at_IN
the_DT
same_DT
moment_NN
as_IN
ronna_NP
's_POS
story_NN
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
time_NN
the_DT
camera_NN
chooses_VBZ
to_IN
follow_VB
simon_NP
instead_RB
._.
simon_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
three_CD
friends_NNS
head_NN
to_IN
?_?
vegas_NP
for_CS
a_DT
night_NN
on_IN
the_DT
town_NN
and_CC
in_IN
the_DT
process_NN
experience_NN
things_NNS
they_PP
never_RB
would_MD
have_HV
imagined_VBN
._.
the_DT
third_OD
arc_NN
,_,
about_IN
zack_???
and_CC
adam_NP
,_,
again_RB
overlaps_NNS
with_IN
ronna_NP
's_POS
story_NN
telling_VBG
much_DT
of_IN
the_DT
same_DT
story_NN
but_CC
from_IN
a_DT
completely_RB
different_JJ
angle_NN
._.
we're_???
shown_VBN
things_NNS
we_PP
never_RB
would_MD
have_HV
expected_VBN
were_BED
going_VBG
on_IN
while_NN
following_JJ
ronna_NP
._.
and_CC
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
events_NNS
that_CS
do_DO
happen_VB
to_IN
ronna_NP
because_CS
of_IN
zack_???
and_CC
adam_NP
aren't_BER
even_RB
their_PP$
fault_NN
-_-
they_PP
just_RB
happened_VBD
to_TO
be_BE
where_CS
they_PP
were_BED
when_CS
they_PP
were_BED
._.
i'd_???
really_RB
like_IN
to_IN
dissect_NN
each_DT
of_IN
the_DT
three_CD
storylines_NNS
and_CC
especially_RB
how_WRB
the_DT
film_NN
wraps_RB
up_RP
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
would_MD
take_VB
up_RP
too_RB
much_RB
time_NN
and_CC
space_NN
and_CC
spoil_NN
everything_PN
for_IN
those_DT
who_WP
haven't_HV
seen_VBN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
perhaps_RB
the_DT
greatest_JJS
element_NN
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
its_PP$
constant_JJ
surprises_NNS
and_CC
unpredictability_NN
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
due_JJ
to_TO
plot_VB
twists_NNS
or_CC
a_DT
confusing_JJ
screenplay_NN
,_,
just_RB
through_IN
great_JJ
filmmaking_NN
._.
still_RB
,_,
i_PP
can_MD
list_VB
and_CC
analyze_???
nearly_RB
everything_PN
the_DT
film_NN
does_DOZ
so_RB
well_RB
:_:
?_?
direction_NN
:_:
trying_VBG
to_IN
piece_NN
together_RB
such_DT
a_DT
complex_JJ
story_NN
is_BEZ
no_DT
easy_JJ
task_NN
and_CC
for_IN
a_DT
rookie_NN
filmmaker_NN
such_DT
as_CS
liman_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
great_JJ
accomplishment_NN
._.
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
just_RB
depict_VB
a_DT
story_NN
,_,
he_PP
wraps_RB
us_PP
up_IN
in_IN
it_PP
all_PDT
,_,
pulling_VBG
us_PP
into_IN
the_DT
fray_NN
so_RB
that_CS
we_PP
experience_VB
every_DT
high_JJ
and_CC
low_JJ
._.
?_?
screenplay_JJ
:_:
besides_RB
being_BEG
chiseled_VBN
with_IN
detail_NN
and_CC
creative_JJ
in_IN
general_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
clear_JJ
the_DT
script_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
inspired_VBN
by_IN
many_DT
sources_NNS
,_,
with_IN
both_PDT
obvious_JJ
and_CC
subtle_JJ
references_NNS
,_,
yet_RB
it_PP
never_RB
screams_NNS
`_"
rip-off_NN
._.
'_"
?_?
tone_NN
/_SYM
mood_NN
:_:
where_CS
other_JJ
hollywood_NP
films_NNS
have_HV
failed_VBN
to_IN
bring_VB
the_DT
charm_NN
of_IN
the_DT
independents_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
mainstream_JJ
,_,
this_DT
one_CD
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
create_VB
its_PP$
own_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
the_DT
macabre_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
overly-dark_NN
or_CC
twisted_VBD
and_CC
the_DT
comedy_NN
isn't_BEZ
so_RB
satirical_JJ
for_IN
it_PP
to_IN
be_BE
considered_VBD
a_DT
black_JJ
comedy_NN
,_,
more_DT
like_IN
`_"
macabre_JJ
light_NN
._.
'_"
?_?
cinematography_NN
/_SYM
art_NN
direction_NN
:_:
able_JJ
to_IN
photograph_NN
both_RB
the_DT
intense_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
lighthearted_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
same_DT
manner_NN
._.
?_?
characterization_NN
:_:
for_IN
nearly_RB
every_DT
character_NN
introduced_VBN
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
what_WDT
role_NN
they_PP
play_VB
in_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
picture_NN
,_,
we're_???
able_JJ
to_TO
get_VB
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
who_WP
they_PP
are_BER
,_,
what_WDT
they're_???
thinking_NN
and_CC
how_WRB
they_PP
came_VBD
to_IN
be_BE
in_CD
their_PP$
situations_NNS
._.
even_RB
when_CS
their_PP$
actions_NNS
are_BER
surprising_JJ
,_,
it_PP
never_RB
seems_VBZ
very_RB
out_RP
of_IN
synch_NN
._.
?_?
performances_NNS
:_:
every_DT
actor_NN
nails_NNS
their_PP$
role_NN
(_(
see_VB
above_RB
)_)
._.
?_?
theme_NN
/_SYM
theory_NN
:_:
the_DT
film_NN
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
to_TO
be_BE
concerned_JJ
with_IN
conveying_VBG
any_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
political_JJ
or_CC
social_JJ
messages_NNS
,_,
instead_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
more_DT
of_IN
a_DT
philosophical_JJ
experiment_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
it_PP
might_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
meant_VBN
to_IN
do_DO
that_CS
intentionally_RB
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
definitely_RB
is_BEZ
something_PN
existential_JJ
to_IN
it_PP
all_PDT
._.
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
to_IN
think_NN
that_CS
`_"
go_NN
'_"
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
big_JJ
comedy_NN
and_CC
adventure_NN
!_!
(_(
99_CD
/_SYM
99_CD
/_SYM
99_CD
)_)
[_???
see_NN
also_RB
:_:
`_"
the_DT
big_JJ
lebowski_NP
,_,
'_"
`_"
clerks_NNS
,_,
'_"
`_"
jackie_NP
brown_NP
,_,
'_"
`_"
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
,_,
'_"
`_"
true_JJ
romance_NN
;_;
'_"
also_RB
by_IN
liman_NN
:_:
`_"
swingers_NNS
'_"
]_???