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my_PP$
summer_NN
was_BEDZ
recently_RB
saved_VBN
by_IN
two_CD
very_RB
different_JJ
movies_NNS
._.
on_IN
opening_NN
night_NN
,_,
i_PP
saw_VBD
american_JJ
pie_NN
2_CD
and_CC
laughed_VBD
like_IN
a_DT
moron_NN
._.
then_RB
a_DT
few_DT
nights_NNS
later_RBR
,_,
i_PP
watched_VBD
and_CC
thoroughly_RB
enjoyed_VBD
joel_???
hershman_JJ
's_NNS
greenfingers_NNS
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
didn't_DOD
feature_NN
a_NN
trip_NN
to_IN
band_NN
camp_NN
,_,
girl-on-girl_NN
action_NN
,_,
or_CC
seann_NP
william_NP
scott_NP
._.
however_RB
,_,
i_PP
felt_VBD
just_RB
as_IN
good_JJ
leaving_VBG
american_JJ
pie_NN
2_CD
as_IN
i_PP
did_DOD
after_IN
leaving_VBG
greenfingers_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
tells_VBZ
the_DT
offbeat_NN
tale_NN
of_IN
british_JJ
murderer_NN
colin_NP
briggs_NP
(_(
clive_NP
owen_NP
of_IN
croupier_NN
)_)
._.
after_IN
spending_NN
roughly_RB
half_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
life_NN
behind_IN
bars_NNS
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
transferred_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
more_DT
lenient_NN
facility_NN
,_,
edgefield_NP
._.
the_DT
picaresque_NN
,_,
rustic_JJ
prison_NN
allows_VBZ
its_PP$
inmates_NNS
to_IN
learn_VB
a_NP
trade_NN
,_,
while_CS
enjoying_VBG
accommodations_NNS
generally_RB
found_VBN
at_IN
most_DT
colleges_NNS
._.
at_IN
first_OD
,_,
briggs_NP
doesn't_DOZ
want_VB
to_TO
be_BE
there_RB
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
used_VBN
to_IN
living_NN
as_IN
a_DT
prisoner_NN
and_CC
wants_VBZ
to_TO
be_BE
left_VBN
alone_RB
._.
however_RB
,_,
his_PP$
ailing_JJ
roommate_NN
,_,
fergus_NP
(_(
david_NP
kelly_NP
of_IN
waking_NN
ned_NP
devine_JJ
)_)
,_,
wears_VBZ
briggs_NP
down_IN
through_IN
his_PP$
benign_JJ
nature_NN
._.
the_DT
two_CD
become_VB
friends_NNS
,_,
with_IN
fergus_NP
giving_VBG
colin_NP
a_DT
packet_NN
of_IN
violet_NN
seeds_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
christmas_NN
gift_NN
._.
briggs_NP
is_BEZ
astonished_JJ
when_CS
the_DT
violets_NNS
grow_VB
in_IN
the_DT
limestone_NN
soil_NN
,_,
and_CC
begins_VBZ
a_DT
fight_NN
with_IN
three_CD
other_JJ
prisoners_NNS
when_CS
an_DT
errant_JJ
soccer_NN
ball_NN
smashes_VBZ
his_PP$
beloved_JJ
flowers_NNS
._.
after_IN
the_DT
prison_NN
's_POS
governor_NN
(_(
warren_NP
clarke_NP
)_)
reprimands_NNS
them_PP
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
awed_VBN
at_IN
what_WDT
briggs_NP
has_HVZ
accomplished_VBN
._.
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
struck_VBN
by_IN
an_DT
idea_NN
--_???
briggs_NP
,_,
fergus_NP
and_CC
the_DT
other_JJ
men_NNS
will_MD
grow_VB
a_DT
garden_NN
on_IN
the_DT
prison_NN
's_POS
grounds_NNS
._.
greenfingers_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
"_"
inspired_VBN
by_IN
actual_JJ
events_NNS
,_,
"_"
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
like_IN
a_DT
sports_NNS
movie_NN
after_IN
that_DT
._.
despite_IN
their_PP$
differences_NNS
,_,
the_DT
men_NNS
come_VB
together_RB
and_CC
through_IN
hard_JJ
work_NN
and_CC
love_NN
earn_VB
a_DT
spot_NN
at_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
game_NN
--_???
in_CD
this_DT
case_NN
a_DT
prestigious_JJ
garden_NN
show_NN
._.
one_CD
renegade_JJ
,_,
in_IN
this_DT
case_NN
,_,
briggs_NP
,_,
will_MD
prove_VB
to_IN
have_HV
talent_NN
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
love_NN
will_MD
also_RB
rear_VB
its_PP$
head_NN
(_(
no_DT
,_,
not_XNOT
"_"
prison_NN
love_NN
"_"
)_)
._.
to_IN
hershman_NN
's_POS
credit_NN
,_,
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
pump_NN
up_IN
the_DT
drama_NN
or_CC
try_VB
for_IN
cheap_JJ
laughs_NNS
,_,
like_IN
last_OD
year_NN
's_POS
lame_???
marijuana_NN
comedy_NN
saving_NN
grace_NN
._.
i_PP
had_HVD
to_TO
keep_VB
pinching_VBG
myself_PPX
when_CS
i_PP
didn't_DOD
see_VB
a_DT
single_JJ
scene_NN
of_IN
a_DT
hardened_JJ
con_NN
sneezing_VBG
over_IN
a_DT
pot_NN
of_IN
pansies_NNS
,_,
or_CC
the_DT
men_NNS
giving_VBG
high-fives_NNS
over_IN
a_DT
particularly_RB
stunning_JJ
batch_NN
of_IN
wildflowers_NNS
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
deals_NNS
with_IN
people_NN
and_CC
scores_NNS
on_IN
that_DT
concept_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
wonderful_JJ
seeing_VBG
briggs_NP
turn_NN
from_IN
a_DT
bitter_JJ
prisoner_NN
to_IN
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
cares_VBZ
again_RB
._.
give_VB
credit_NN
to_IN
owen_NP
for_IN
keeping_VBG
his_PP$
cool_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
part_NN
that_CS
begs_VBZ
for_IN
overacting_VBG
._.
his_PP$
speech_NN
to_IN
the_DT
parole_NN
board_NN
about_IN
being_BEG
reborn_JJ
through_IN
gardening_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
scene_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
kind_NN
since_CS
morgan_NP
freeman_NN
's_POS
last_OD
stand_NN
in_IN
the_DT
shawshank_NN
redemption_NN
._.
owen_NP
's_POS
bedside_NN
scenes_NNS
with_IN
kelly_NP
,_,
who_WP
lends_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
a_DT
human_JJ
touch_NN
,_,
are_BER
a_DT
marvel_NN
to_IN
behold_VB
,_,
emotionally_RB
gripping_JJ
without_IN
being_BEG
sappy_JJ
._.
written_VBN
by_IN
hershman_NN
,_,
greenfingers_NNS
contains_VBZ
plenty_PN
of_IN
laughs_NNS
._.
most_DT
come_VB
courtesy_NN
of_IN
helen_NP
mirren_NNS
,_,
who_WP
shines_VBZ
as_IN
the_DT
world-class_NN
gardener_NN
who_WP
works_VBZ
with_IN
the_DT
inmates_NNS
but_CC
fears_NNS
for_IN
her_PP$
daughter_NN
primrose_VB
(_(
natasha_NP
little_JJ
)_)
when_CS
she_PP
starts_VBZ
dating_VBG
briggs_NP
._.
the_DT
mother_NN
can't_MD
believe_VB
what_WDT
he'll_???
do_DO
if_CS
her_PP
daughter_NN
"_"
burns_NP
the_DT
sunday_NP
roast_NN
._.
"_"
nothing_PN
is_BEZ
forced_VBN
in_IN
greenfingers_NNS
._.
the_DT
funny_JJ
lines_NNS
come_VB
forth_RB
naturally_RB
in_IN
conversations_NNS
and_CC
not_XNOT
from_IN
punch_NN
lines_NNS
._.
primrose_VB
and_CC
briggs_NP
'_"
relationship_NN
takes_VBZ
awkward_JJ
steps_NNS
._.
even_RB
when_CS
briggs_NP
decides_VBZ
to_IN
go_NN
back_NN
to_IN
edgefield_NP
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
done_DON
for_IN
reasons_NNS
of_IN
loyalty_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
because_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
requires_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
do_DO
so_RB
._.
after_IN
grimacing_VBG
through_IN
the_DT
forced_JJ
screwball_NN
antics_NNS
of_IN
movies_NNS
like_IN
america_NP
's_POS
sweethearts_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
princess_NN
dairies_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
almost_RB
indescribable_JJ
pleasure_NN
to_IN
see_VB
a_NP
director_NN
taking_VBG
his_PP$
time_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
a_NP
story_NN
very_RB
well_RB
._.