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every_DT
once_RB
in_IN
a_DT
while_NN
,_,
a_DT
film_NN
sneaks_NNS
up_RP
on_IN
me_PP
and_CC
takes_VBZ
me_PP
completely_RB
by_IN
surprise_NN
._.
i_PP
don't_DO
necessarily_RB
mean_VB
in_IN
terms_NNS
of_IN
quality_NN
;_;
rather_RB
,_,
i'm_???
referring_VBG
to_TO
the_DT
mere_JJ
knowledge_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
existence_NN
._.
usually_RB
i_PP
know_VB
what_WDT
films_NNS
are_BER
on_IN
the_DT
way_NN
a_DT
year_NN
in_IN
advance_NN
,_,
but_CC
two_CD
weeks_NNS
ago_RB
i_PP
had_HVD
never_RB
heard_VBN
of_IN
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
slipped_VBN
rather_RB
quietly_RB
into_IN
limited_JJ
release_NN
,_,
and_CC
appears_VBZ
destined_VBN
to_IN
slip_NN
out_RP
just_RB
as_IN
quietly_RB
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
a_DT
shame_NN
,_,
because_CS
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
delightful_JJ
fable_NN
,_,
romantic_JJ
,_,
gentle_JJ
and_CC
very_RB
appealing_JJ
._.
what_WDT
's_BEZ
more_DT
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
surprisingly_RB
insightful_JJ
and_CC
provides_VBZ
a_DT
sharp-witted_JJ
lesson_NN
in_IN
english_JJ
social_JJ
history_NN
._.
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
is_BEZ
based_VBN
on_IN
an_DT
actual_JJ
event_NN
in_IN
early_JJ
19th_CD
century_NN
england_NP
,_,
involving_VBG
a_DT
young_JJ
woman_NN
(_(
phoebe_NP
cates_NP
)_)
who_WP
is_BEZ
found_VBN
wandering_VBG
the_DT
countryside_NN
._.
apparently_RB
unable_JJ
to_IN
speak_VB
any_RB
english_JJ
,_,
she_PP
is_BEZ
taken_VBN
in_IN
by_IN
good-hearted_JJ
gentlewoman_NN
mrs_NN
._.
worrall_NP
(_(
wendy_NP
hughes_NP
)_)
._.
her_PP
banker_NN
husband_NN
(_(
jim_NP
broadbent_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
none-too-pleased_VBN
about_IN
this_DT
strange_JJ
houseguest_NN
,_,
until_CS
the_DT
worralls_NNS
begin_VB
to_IN
believe_VB
that_RB
the_DT
woman_NN
may_MD
be_BE
royalty_NN
from_IN
an_DT
east_NN
indian_JJ
island_NN
,_,
the_DT
princess_NN
caraboo_NN
._.
this_DT
development_NN
inspires_VBZ
plans_NNS
for_IN
a_DT
lucrative_JJ
trading_NN
venture_NN
for_IN
mr_NN
._.
worrall_NP
,_,
and_CC
an_DT
introduction_NN
into_IN
elite_NN
social_JJ
circles_NNS
for_IN
mrs_NN
._.
worrall_NP
._.
however_RB
,_,
local_JJ
journalist_NN
john_NP
gutch_NN
(_(
stephen_NP
rea_???
)_(
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
convinced_JJ
that_CS
the_DT
woman_NN
is_BEZ
what_WDT
she_PP
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
,_,
and_CC
sets_NNS
out_RP
to_IN
find_NN
out_RP
the_DT
truth_NN
about_IN
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
._.
as_CS
a_DT
social_JJ
satire_NN
and_CC
comedy_NN
of_IN
manners_NNS
,_,
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
winner_NN
._.
it_PP
takes_VBZ
place_NN
in_IN
an_DT
era_NN
when_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
common_JJ
practice_NN
in_IN
england_NP
to_IN
jail_NN
vagrants_NNS
and_CC
hang_VB
beggars_NNS
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
practice_NN
comes_VBZ
in_IN
for_IN
an_DT
obvious_JJ
hazing_NN
._.
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
handled_VBN
most_DT
effectively_RB
through_IN
the_DT
character_NN
of_IN
mr_NN
._.
worrall_NP
,_,
a_DT
drunken_JJ
womanizer_NN
whose_WP$
bank_NN
is_BEZ
in_IN
deep_JJ
trouble_NN
thanks_NNS
to_IN
his_PP$
corruption_NN
and_CC
ineptitude_VB
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
worse_JJR
than_CS
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
idle_JJ
rich_JJ
;_;
he_PP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
actively_RB
odious_JJ
gentry_NN
so_RB
eager_JJ
to_IN
distance_NN
themselves_PPX
from_IN
the_DT
lower_JJR
class_NN
they_PP
think_VB
nothing_PN
of_IN
simply_RB
eliminating_VBG
them_PP
,_,
and_CC
since_CS
the_DT
house_NN
and_CC
money_NN
are_BER
all_PDT
from_IN
mrs_NN
._.
worrall_NP
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
bit_NN
too_RB
close_JJ
to_IN
them_PP
for_IN
comfort_NN
._.
while_CS
hypocrisy_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
easy_JJ
target_NN
for_IN
ridicule_NN
,_,
director_NN
and_CC
co-writer_NN
michael_NP
austin_NP
keeps_VBZ
the_DT
treatment_NN
too_RB
light-hearted_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
heavy-handed_JJ
._.
he_PP
also_RB
takes_VBZ
a_DT
unique_JJ
stab_NN
at_IN
the_DT
trendiness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
upper_JJ
classes_NNS
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
princess_NN
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
"_"
sensation_NN
"_"
at_IN
court_NN
._.
in_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
best_JJS
sequences_NNS
,_,
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
guest_NN
of_IN
honor_NP
at_IN
a_DT
party_NN
hosted_VBD
by_IN
the_DT
prince_NN
regent_NP
(_(
a_DT
wonderfully_RB
foppish_JJ
turn_NN
by_IN
comic_NN
john_NP
sessions_NNS
)_)
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
lords_NNS
and_CC
ladies_NNS
end_NN
up_IN
following_JJ
her_PP$
around_RB
in_IN
a_DT
thoroughly_RB
silly_JJ
native_JJ
dance_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
then_RB
that_DT
princess_NN
caraboo_NN
shows_VBZ
how_WRB
easily_RB
people_NN
are_BER
swept_VBN
up_RP
in_IN
"_"
sensations_NNS
,_,
"_"
an_DT
idea_NN
that_CS
takes_VBZ
on_IN
a_DT
timeless_JJ
quality_NN
(_(
and_CC
makes_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
an_DT
interesting_JJ
companion_NN
piece_NN
to_IN
the_DT
current_JJ
quiz_NN
show_NN
)_)
._.
social_JJ
commentary_NN
aside_RB
,_,
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
is_BEZ
simply_RB
an_DT
eminently_RB
enjoyable_JJ
entertainment_NN
._.
the_DT
performers_NNS
are_BER
mostly_RB
delightful_JJ
,_,
particularly_RB
phoebe_NP
cates_NP
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
radiant_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
part_NN
that_CS
requires_VBZ
a_DT
gift_NN
for_IN
pantomime_NN
._.
her_PP
supporting_JJ
players_NNS
are_BER
also_RB
appealing_JJ
:_:
wendy_NP
hughes_NP
as_IN
the_DT
patient_NN
and_CC
kindly_JJ
mrs_NN
._.
worrall_NP
;_;
kevin_NP
kline_NP
as_IN
frixos_???
,_,
the_DT
worralls_NNS
'_"
suspicious_JJ
and_CC
superior_JJ
greek_JJ
butler_NN
;_;
stephen_NP
rea_???
as_CS
the_DT
world-weary_JJ
but_CC
ultimately_RB
romantic_JJ
gutch_NN
._.
only_RB
john_NP
lithgow_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
disappointment_NN
,_,
turning_VBG
in_IN
a_DT
limp_JJ
performance_NN
as_IN
a_DT
scholar_NN
who_WP
attempts_NNS
to_TO
verify_VB
the_DT
princess_NN
's_POS
identity_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
twists_NNS
and_CC
turns_VBZ
just_RB
enough_RB
so_RB
that_CS
the_DT
question_NN
of_IN
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
the_DT
princess_NN
is_BEZ
really_RB
a_DT
princess_NN
is_BEZ
always_RB
in_IN
some_DT
doubt_NN
,_,
without_IN
becoming_VBG
gimmicky_JJ
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
unfortunate_JJ
that_CS
the_DT
growing_JJ
attraction_NN
between_IN
gutch_NN
and_CC
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
isn't_BEZ
given_VBN
more_DT
time_NN
to_IN
develop_VB
,_,
because_CS
the_DT
potential_JJ
seemed_VBD
to_TO
be_BE
there_RB
._.
when_CS
it_PP
finally_RB
does_DOZ
blossom_NP
,_,
it_PP
seems_VBZ
too_RB
quick_JJ
to_IN
be_BE
plausible_JJ
._.
princess_NN
caraboo_NP
is_BEZ
patient_JJ
enough_RB
in_IN
establishing_VBG
its_PP$
sense_NN
of_IN
time_NN
and_CC
place_NN
that_CS
it_PP
might_MD
seem_VB
a_DT
bit_NN
slow_JJ
to_IN
viewers_NNS
seeking_VBG
a_DT
fantasy_NN
romp_???
._.
still_RB
,_,
it_PP
has_HVZ
both_RB
escapist_JJ
and_CC
intellectual_JJ
appeal_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
well_RB
worth_IN
seeking_VBG
out_RP
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
film_NN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
my_PP$
job_NN
its_PP$
most_DT
rewarding--a_???
hidden_JJ
gem_NN
._.