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an_DT
unhappy_JJ
italian_JJ
housewife_NN
,_,
a_DT
lonely_JJ
waiter_NN
,_,
a_DT
goofy_JJ
masseuse_NN
,_,
lots_PN
of_IN
love_NN
,_,
and_CC
gorgeous_JJ
scenery_NN
all_PDT
come_VB
together_RB
in_IN
bread_NN
and_CC
tulips_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
proves_VBZ
charming_JJ
despite_IN
its_PP$
covering_NN
of_IN
predictable_JJ
,_,
well-worn_JJ
material_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
concerns_NNS
the_DT
aforementioned_JJ
housewife_NN
,_,
rosalba_???
barletta_NP
(_)
licia_NP
maglietta_NP
)_)
who_WP
accidentally_RB
becomes_VBZ
separated_JJ
from_IN
her_PP$
immediate_JJ
family_NN
while_CS
on_IN
vacation_NP
._.
instead_RB
of_IN
waiting_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
ride_NN
home_NN
,_,
rosalba_???
opts_???
not_XNOT
to_TO
go_VB
home_NN
to_IN
her_PP$
italian_JJ
town_NN
,_,
but_CC
to_IN
instead_RB
hitchhike_JJ
to_IN
venice_NP
._.
upon_IN
arriving_VBG
,_,
she_PP
tells_VBZ
her_PP$
self-centered_JJ
husband_NN
,_,
mimmo_???
(_)
an_DT
excellent_JJ
antonio_NP
catania_NP
)_)
that_CS
she'll_???
be_BE
home_NN
in_IN
a_DT
few_DT
days_NNS
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
that_CS
doesn't_DOZ
happen_VB
,_,
as_CS
rosalba_???
quickly_RB
gains_VBZ
a_DT
level_NN
of_IN
independence_NN
that_CS
has_HVZ
been_BEN
unattainable_JJ
in_IN
her_PP$
past_NN
life_NN
of_IN
scrubbing_JJ
floors_NNS
and_CC
buying_VBG
groceries_NNS
._.
in_IN
what_WDT
seems_VBZ
like_IN
days_NNS
,_,
she_PP
moves_VBZ
in_IN
with_IN
lonely_JJ
,_,
suicidal_JJ
waiter_NN
fernando_NP
(_(
bruno_???
ganz_???
)_(
,_,
gets_VBZ
a_DT
job_NN
as_IN
a_DT
florist_NN
,_,
learns_VBZ
the_DT
accordion_NN
,_,
and_CC
befriends_NNS
her_PP
neighbor_NP
--_???
a_NN
wacky_JJ
holistic_JJ
masseuse_NN
named_VBN
grazia_NP
(_(
marina_NP
massironi_NP
)_)
._.
rosalba_???
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
first_OD
seen_VBN
wearing_VBG
a_DT
gaudy_JJ
stretch_NN
pants_NNS
outfit_NN
,_,
starts_VBZ
wearing_VBG
sexy_JJ
dresses_NNS
and_CC
getting_VBG
closer_RBR
to_IN
fernando_NP
._.
i_PP
can_MD
think_VB
of_IN
at_IN
least_DT
five_CD
other_JJ
(_(
american_JJ
)_)
movies_NNS
(_(
including_IN
fried_JJ
green_JJ
tomatoes_NNS
and_CC
an_DT
unmarried_JJ
woman_NN
)_)
that_CS
are_BER
more_DT
than_CS
similar_JJ
to_IN
bread_NN
and_CC
tulips_NNS
._.
but_CC
maglietta_NP
and_CC
ganz_???
,_,
who_WP
act_VB
with_IN
restraint_NN
and_CC
care_NN
,_,
help_VB
bread_NN
and_CC
tulips_NNS
from_IN
becoming_VBG
a_DT
tired_JJ
retread_NN
._.
ganz_???
plays_VBZ
the_DT
suicidal_JJ
waiter_NN
role_NN
with_IN
a_DT
solemn_JJ
,_,
sometimes_RB
playful_JJ
dignity_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
a_DT
joy_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
,_,
while_CS
maglietta_NP
never_RB
overreacts_NNS
to_IN
her_PP$
growing_JJ
comfort_NN
with_IN
the_DT
outside_JJ
world_NN
._.
throughout_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
maglietta_NP
has_HVZ
an_DT
easygoing_NN
,_,
confident_JJ
demeanor_NP
,_,
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
it_PP
very_RB
easy_JJ
to_IN
root_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
and_CC
her_PP$
growing_JJ
attraction_NN
for_IN
ganz_???
's_NNS
character_NN
._.
the_DT
gorgeous_JJ
scenery_NN
of_IN
moonlit_JJ
town_NN
squares_NNS
and_CC
sparkling_JJ
rivers_NNS
provides_VBZ
a_DT
perfect_JJ
love_NN
story_NN
backdrop_NN
--_???
you_PP
just_JJ
might_MD
want_VB
to_IN
ask_NN
the_DT
attractive_JJ
stranger_NN
in_IN
the_DT
seat_NN
behind_IN
you_PP
for_IN
coffee_NN
after_IN
the_DT
lights_NNS
come_VB
up_RP
._.
director_NN
and_CC
co-writer_NN
silvio_NP
soldini_NP
must_MD
get_VB
credit_NN
for_IN
sprinkling_NN
the_DT
movie_NN
with_IN
effective_JJ
goofy_JJ
humor_NN
._.
the_DT
cheap_JJ
mimmo_???
,_,
desperate_JJ
to_IN
find_NN
his_PP$
wife_NN
(_(
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
he_PP
needs_VBZ
his_PP$
shirts_NNS
ironed_VBN
and_CC
his_PP$
mistress_NN
won't_MD
do_DO
it_PP
)_(
,_,
hires_FW
a_DT
job_NN
applicant_NN
(_(
giuseppe_NN
battiston_NP
)_)
at_IN
his_PP$
bathroom_NN
supply_NN
firm_NN
to_IN
do_DO
the_DT
job_NN
._.
the_DT
reason_NN
?_?
mimmo_???
discovers_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
prospective_JJ
plumber_NN
loves_VBZ
detective_NN
stories_NNS
._.
the_DT
novice_NN
detective_NN
's_POS
various_JJ
misfortunes_NNS
,_,
including_IN
him_PP
saying_VBG
goodbye_UH
to_TO
his_PP$
weepy_JJ
mother_NN
,_,
are_BER
very_RB
funny_JJ
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
flaws_NNS
that_CS
somewhat_RB
spoil_VB
bread_NN
and_CC
tulips_NNS
'_"
cheery_JJ
tone_NN
._.
rosalba_???
is_BEZ
bothered_JJ
by_IN
several_DT
surreal_NN
dreams_NNS
during_IN
her_PP$
time_NN
in_IN
venice_NP
,_,
which_WDT
bring_VB
the_DT
movie_NN
to_IN
a_DT
halt_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
like_IN
putting_VBG
a_DT
gunfight_NN
in_IN
a_DT
nora_???
ephron_NN
movie_NN
._.
several_DT
details_NNS
in_IN
fernando_NP
's_POS
life_NN
also_RB
never_RB
get_VB
proper_JJ
closure_NN
,_,
including_IN
his_PP$
suicidal_JJ
tendencies_NNS
._.
early_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
he_PP
nearly_RB
hangs_VBZ
himself_PPX
before_IN
rosalba_???
knocks_NNS
on_IN
his_PP$
apartment_NN
door_NN
._.
after_IN
that_DT
,_,
fernando_NP
's_POS
step_NN
towards_IN
death_NN
is_BEZ
never_RB
made_VBN
reference_NN
to_IN
,_,
probably_RB
because_CS
soldini_NP
wanted_VBD
to_IN
include_VB
a_NP
lukewarm_JJ
,_,
underdeveloped_JJ
subplot_NN
about_IN
fernando_NP
's_POS
stormy_JJ
past_NN
._.
it_PP
seems_VBZ
more_DT
like_IN
a_DT
desperate_JJ
attempt_NN
to_IN
pump_NN
up_RP
the_DT
drama_NN
in_IN
a_DT
plot_NN
that_CS
doesn't_DOZ
need_VB
any_DT
._.
but_CC
there_EX
aren't_BER
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
overwhelming_JJ
negatives_NNS
in_IN
bread_NN
and_CC
tulips_NNS
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
fun_JJ
and_CC
romantic_JJ
,_,
with_IN
beautiful_JJ
scenery_NN
and_CC
characters_NNS
whose_WP$
lives_NNS
we'd_???
like_CS
to_TO
live_VB
if_CS
we_PP
had_HVD
the_DT
nerve_NN
._.
._.
._.
or_CC
if_CS
our_PP$
passports_NNS
weren't_BED
missing_VBG
._.