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clint_NN
eastwood_NN
,_,
in_IN
his_PP$
ripe_JJ
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age_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
cashing_VBG
one_CD
talent_NN
in_IN
for_IN
another_DT
._.
midnight_NN
in_IN
the_DT
garden_NN
of_IN
good_JJ
and_CC
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an_DT
eastwood-directed_VBN
film_NN
clint_NN
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even_RB
in_IN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
damn_JJ
good_JJ
._.
adapted_VBN
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a_DT
best-selling_NN
john_NP
berendt_NP
novel_NN
based_VBN
on_IN
true_JJ
events_NNS
,_,
this_DT
movie_NN
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set_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
bizarre_JJ
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town_NN
of_IN
savannah_NN
,_,
where_CS
people_NN
walk_NN
invisible_JJ
dogs_NNS
and_CC
attach_VB
horseflies_NNS
to_IN
their_PP$
head_NN
._.
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
just_RB
the_DT
mayor_NN
._.
as_CS
director_NN
and_CC
producer_NN
,_,
eastwood_NN
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a_DT
self-_???
indulgent_JJ
but_CC
very_RB
competent_JJ
150_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
neatly_RB
balancing_VBG
drama_NN
,_,
suspense_NN
and_CC
humor_NN
._.
like_IN
all_PDT
great_JJ
movies_NNS
,_,
midnight_NN
in_IN
the_DT
garden_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
funny_JJ
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that_CS
spring_NN
from_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
themselves_PPX
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
from_IN
some_DT
contrived_JJ
,_,
juvenile_JJ
intrusion_NN
._.
the_DT
acting_JJ
,_,
from_IN
big-time_NN
stars_NNS
john_NP
cusack_NN
and_CC
kevin_NP
spacey_NP
,_,
is_BEZ
as_CS
good_JJ
as_IN
you'd_???
expect_VB
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
supporting_JJ
stable_JJ
that_CS
gives_VBZ
the_DT
movie_NN
its_PP$
offbeat_NN
charm_NN
._.
cusack_NN
plays_VBZ
a_DT
free-lance_NN
reporter_NN
sent_VBN
to_IN
savannah_NN
to_IN
write_VB
a_NP
fluff_NN
story_NN
for_IN
town_NN
&_???
country_NN
magazine_NN
about_IN
one_CD
of_IN
eccentric_JJ
millionaire_NN
spacey_NP
's_POS
parties_NNS
._.
lots_PN
of_IN
food_NN
,_,
beverages_NNS
and_CC
gunplay_NN
._.
yes_UH
,_,
an_DT
employee_NN
of_IN
spacey_NP
's_POS
has_HVZ
a_DT
huge_JJ
argument_NN
in_IN
front_NN
of_IN
cusack_NN
and_CC
later_RBR
turns_VBZ
up_IN
dead_JJ
._.
it_PP
seems_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
simple_JJ
matter_NN
of_IN
self-_???
defense_NN
--_???
the_DT
guy_NN
threatened_VBN
spacey_NP
,_,
shot_NN
at_IN
him_PP
,_,
missed_VBD
,_,
then_RB
spacey_NP
took_VBD
him_PP
out_RP
--_???
but_CC
being_NN
a_DT
movie_NN
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
much_DT
more_DT
to_IN
it_PP
than_CS
that_DT
,_,
and_CC
cusack_NN
decides_VBZ
to_IN
stay_NN
in_IN
town_NN
and_CC
write_VB
a_DT
book_NN
about_IN
the_DT
murder_NN
,_,
a_DT
book_NN
which_WDT
will_MD
eventually_RB
become_VB
a_DT
movie_NN
he_PP
will_MD
star_NN
in_IN
._.
the_DT
weird_JJ
circle_NN
of_IN
entertainment_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
where_WRB
the_DT
stable_JJ
of_IN
supporting_JJ
characters_NNS
comes_VBZ
in_IN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
the_DT
requisite_JJ
sexy_JJ
woman_NN
(_(
alison_NP
"_"
nepotist_NN
's_POS
daughter_NN
"_"
eastwood_NN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
strange_JJ
piano_NN
player_NN
,_,
the_DT
voodoo_NN
woman_NN
and_CC
the_DT
transvestite_NN
._.
miss_NN
chablis_NP
deserves_VBZ
a_DT
paragraph_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
/_SYM
her_PP$
own_DT
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
stealer_NN
of_IN
every_DT
scene_NN
she_PP
appears_VBZ
in_IN
--_???
what_WDT
would_MD
this_DT
movie_NN
be_BE
without_IN
the_DT
castilian_JJ
scene_NN
and_CC
her_PP$
testimony_NN
?_?
chablis_NP
,_,
playing_VBG
herself_PPX
,_,
is_BEZ
five_CD
times_NNS
funnier_JJR
than_CS
reigning_JJ
drag_NN
queen_NN
rupaul_NN
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
seems_VBZ
exploited_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
comic_NN
relief_NN
or_CC
out_RP
of_IN
place_NN
in_IN
a_DT
basically_RB
serious_JJ
movie_NN
._.
there_EX
are_BER
also_RB
a_DT
fair_JJ
share_NN
of_IN
courtroom_NN
scenes_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
these_DT
days_NNS
almost_RB
never_RB
seem_VB
welcome_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
,_,
but_CC
even_RB
here_RB
clint_JJ
manages_VBZ
to_TO
keep_VB
the_DT
movie_NN
fascinating_JJ
._.
certainly_RB
the_DT
characterizations_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
judge_NN
and_CC
spacey_NP
's_POS
lawyer_NN
both_RB
help_VB
immensely_RB
,_,
as_CS
does_DOZ
having_HVG
the_DT
fly-guy_???
as_IN
the_DT
jury_NN
's_POS
foreman_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
here_RB
we_PP
realize_VB
the_DT
case_NN
boils_VBZ
down_RP
to_IN
an_DT
indictment_NN
of_IN
spacey_NP
's_POS
homosexuality_NN
._.
yes_UH
,_,
spacey_NP
had_HVD
a_DT
sexual_JJ
relationship_NN
with_IN
the_DT
dead_JJ
man_NN
--_???
before_RB
he_PP
shot_VBD
him_PP
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
._.
midnight_NN
in_IN
the_DT
garden_NN
of_IN
good_JJ
and_CC
evil_JJ
isn't_BEZ
a_DT
classic_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
better_JJR
celebrity-directed_JJ
,_,
true-story_NN
best-seller_NP
adaptations_NNS
out_RP
there_RB
._.
likewise_RB
,_,
no_DT
one_CD
from_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
will_MD
be_BE
getting_VBG
any_DT
oscar_NP
nominations_NNS
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
performances_NNS
are_BER
all_PDT
great_JJ
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
i'd_???
almost_RB
recommend_VB
that_CS
the_DT
academy_NN
add_VB
a_DT
best_JJS
supporting_JJ
transvestite_NN
category_NN
._.
serving_VBG
america_NP
for_IN
more_DT
than_CS
25th_CD
/_SYM
25th_CD
of_IN
a_DT
century_NN
!_!