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meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
is_BEZ
your_PP$
classic_JJ
boy-meets-girl_NN
,_,
boy-likes-girl_NN
,_,
boy-gets-killed-in-horrible-accident_NN
,_,
supernatural-entity-takes-over-boy's-body_PN
,_,
supernatural-entity-falls-in-love-with-girl_NN
story_NN
._.
based_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
1934_CD
film_NN
death_NN
takes_VBZ
a_DT
holiday_NN
,_,
meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
well_RB
acted_VBN
romantic_JJ
drama_NN
which_WDT
explores_VBZ
the_DT
meanings_NNS
of_IN
life_NN
and_CC
love_NN
._.
william_NP
parrish_JJ
(_(
anthony_NP
hopkins_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
billionaire_NN
businessman_NN
on_IN
the_DT
brink_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
65th_CD
birthday_NN
._.
he_PP
has_HVZ
built_VBN
a_DT
huge_JJ
media_NN
empire_NN
,_,
and_CC
raised_VBD
two_CD
beautiful_JJ
daughters_NNS
,_,
allison_NN
(_(
marcia_NP
gay_NP
harden_VB
)_(
and_CC
susan_NP
(_(
claire_NP
forlani_NP
)_)
._.
william_NP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
able_JJ
to_TO
negotiate_VB
his_PP$
way_NN
out_RP
of_IN
many_DT
tough_JJ
spots_NNS
._.
._.
._.
but_NP
he_PP
has_HVZ
suddenly_RB
begun_VBN
fearing_VBG
his_PP$
own_DT
mortality_NN
,_,
the_DT
one_CD
situation_NN
he_PP
won't_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
talk_VB
his_PP$
way_NN
out_RP
of_IN
._.
and_CC
he_PP
has_HVZ
good_JJ
reason_NN
to_IN
fear_NN
,_,
for_IN
death_NN
himself_PPX
is_BEZ
stalking_NN
him_PP
._.
however_RB
,_,
death_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
deal_NN
to_IN
make_VB
._.
death_NN
has_HVZ
taken_VBN
possession_NN
of_IN
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
recently_RB
died_VBN
(_(
brad_NP
pitt_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
wants_VBZ
william_NP
to_IN
be_BE
his_PP$
guide_NN
in_IN
a_DT
holiday_NN
among_IN
the_DT
living_NN
._.
in_IN
return_NN
,_,
william_NP
gets_VBZ
to_IN
live_JJ
a_DT
few_DT
extra_JJ
days_NNS
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
he_PP
agrees_VBZ
._.
death_NN
,_,
under_IN
the_DT
human_JJ
name_NN
of_IN
"_"
joe_NP
black_JJ
"_"
,_,
gets_VBZ
to_IN
experience_NN
life_NN
as_IN
a_DT
complete_JJ
innocent_JJ
._.
he_PP
never_RB
before_IN
has_HVZ
experienced_JJ
the_DT
simple_JJ
pleasures_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
springy_JJ
matters_NNS
or_CC
peanut_NN
butter_NN
._.
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
quite_RB
compared_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
more_DT
complex_JJ
pleasures_NNS
when_CS
he_PP
and_CC
susan_NP
fall_NN
in_IN
love_NN
._.
but_CC
,_,
is_BEZ
their_PP$
affair_NN
doomed_VBN
to_IN
an_DT
early_JJ
demise_NN
?_?
at_IN
nearly_RB
three_CD
hours_NNS
in_IN
length_NN
,_,
meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
little_JJ
bit_NN
on_IN
the_DT
leisurely_JJ
side_NN
,_,
though_CS
it_PP
never_RB
gets_VBZ
boringly_RB
lengthy_JJ
._.
instead_RB
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
gets_VBZ
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
develop_VB
some_DT
nicely_RB
textured_JJ
characters_NNS
and_CC
situations_NNS
._.
you_PP
get_VB
to_TO
soak_VB
in_IN
and_CC
enjoy_VB
the_DT
atmosphere_NN
,_,
rather_RB
than_CS
being_BEG
hurriedly_RB
rushed_VBN
through_IN
it_PP
._.
the_DT
romantic_JJ
angle_NN
works_NN
well_RB
,_,
though_CS
,_,
surprisingly_RB
,_,
the_DT
interactions_NNS
between_IN
joe_NP
black_JJ
and_CC
william_NP
parrish_JJ
are_BER
more_DT
interesting_JJ
than_CS
those_DT
with_IN
his_PP$
daughter_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
most_DT
likely_JJ
due_JJ
to_IN
anthony_NP
hopkins_NP
,_,
who_WP
once_RB
again_RB
displays_VBZ
his_PP$
superb_JJ
acting_NN
skills_NNS
._.
william_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
desperate_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
had_HVD
a_DT
seemingly_RB
ideal_JJ
life_NN
,_,
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
want_VB
to_TO
let_VB
it_PP
go_VB
._.
by_IN
contrast_NN
,_,
claire_NP
forlani_NP
is_BEZ
merely_RB
the_DT
romantic_JJ
interest_NN
._.
she_PP
gets_VBZ
to_IN
show_NN
joe_NP
the_DT
ropes_NNS
of_IN
love_NN
,_,
but_CC
is_BEZ
hardly_RB
as_IN
interesting_JJ
a_DT
character_NN
._.
as_CS
joe_NP
black_JJ
,_,
brad_NP
pitt_NP
seems_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
stilted_VBN
._.
granted_VBN
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
supposed_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
out-of-place_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
overly_RB
formal_JJ
technique_NN
used_VBN
by_IN
pitt_NP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
distract_VB
from_IN
the_DT
role_NN
._.
still_RB
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
hold_VB
his_PP$
own_DT
,_,
and_CC
over_IN
the_DT
course_NN
of_IN
the_DT
three_CD
hours_NNS
,_,
his_PP$
character_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
grow_VB
on_IN
you_PP
._.
the_DT
main_JJ
character_NN
who_WP
seems_VBZ
out_RP
of_IN
place_NN
here_RB
is_BEZ
drew_NP
(_(
jake_NP
weber_NP
)_)
,_,
an_DT
ambitious_JJ
executive_NN
in_IN
williams_NP
'_"
company_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
joe_NP
black_JJ
's_POS
main_NN
rival_NN
for_IN
susan_NP
's_POS
affections_NNS
._.
weber_NP
plays_VBZ
the_DT
character_NN
with_IN
a_DT
hammy_NP
relish_NN
reminiscent_JJ
of_IN
snidley_NP
whiplash_NP
._.
this_DT
cartoonish_JJ
foil_NN
an_DT
aberration_NN
in_IN
a_DT
film_NN
filled_VBN
many_DT
more_RBR
dimensional_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
the_DT
supernatural_JJ
elements_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
are_BER
handled_VBN
murkily_RB
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
distractingly_RB
so_RB
._.
we_PP
never_RB
learn_VB
what_WDT
is_BEZ
the_DT
exact_JJ
nature_NN
of_IN
death_NN
,_,
or_CC
why_WRB
he_PP
's_BEZ
never_RB
done_DON
something_PN
like_IN
this_DT
before_IN
._.
it_PP
actually_RB
gets_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
creepy_JJ
when_CS
death_NN
talks_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
dying_JJ
in_IN
their_PP$
own_DT
voices_NNS
/_SYM
accents_NNS
._.
(_(
his_PP$
initial_JJ
conversations_NNS
with_IN
hopkins_NP
sound_NN
shockingly_RB
like_IN
hannibal_NP
lecter_NP
._.
._.
._.
)_(
and_VB
the_DT
ultimate_JJ
resolution_NN
to_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
supernatural_JJ
problems_NNS
seems_VBZ
,_,
well_RB
,_,
somewhat_RB
superficial_JJ
._.
still_RB
,_,
even_RB
with_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
length_NN
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
pleasant_JJ
time_NN
at_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
,_,
something_PN
you_PP
wouldn't_MD
necessarily_RB
expect_VB
from_IN
a_DT
film_NN
about_IN
death_NN
._.
._.
._.
but_NP
one_CD
which_WDT
meet_VB
joe_NP
black_JJ
delivers_VBZ
anyhow_RB
._.