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for_IN
those_DT
who_WP
associate_VB
italian_JJ
cinema_NN
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fellini_NP
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"_"
high_JJ
art_NN
,_,
"_"
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inventive_JJ
,_,
subtle_JJ
alternative_NN
._.
written_VBN
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,_,
directed_JJ
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nanni_???
moretti_NN
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it_PP
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complicated_JJ
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of_IN
bereavement_NN
._.
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._.
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be_BE
a_DT
normal_JJ
,_,
happy_JJ
family_NN
._.
father_NN
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mother_NN
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work_NN
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support_NN
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daughter_NN
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homework_NN
and_CC
after_IN
school_NN
activities_NNS
._.
they_PP
laugh_VB
,_,
spend_VB
free_JJ
time_NN
together_RB
,_,
and_CC
reprimand_NN
the_DT
kids_NNS
for_IN
innocent_JJ
wrongs_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
sigh_NN
and_CC
soft_JJ
pat_NN
on_IN
the_DT
shoulder_NN
._.
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feeling_NN
there_RB
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open_JJ
communication_NN
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unconditional_JJ
love_NN
amongst_IN
the_DT
foursome_NN
._.
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suddenly_RB
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the_DT
son_NN
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found_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
dead_JJ
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a_DT
diving_NN
accident_NN
._.
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narrative_NN
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trying_VBG
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the_DT
attention_NN
span_NN
._.
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film_NN
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and_CC
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itself_PPX
,_,
this_DT
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be_BE
somewhat_RB
excused_VBN
as_IN
influenced_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
process_NN
of_IN
grieving_JJ
._.
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nanni_???
moretti_NN
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for_IN
this_DT
production_NN
,_,
it_PP
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come_VB
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vanity_NN
piece_NN
._.
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picked_VBN
the_DT
profession_NN
of_IN
analyst_NN
for_IN
the_DT
father_NN
,_,
giovanni_???
(_)
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as_IN
)_)
,_,
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only_RB
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character_NN
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._.
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spare_JJ
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human_JJ
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._.
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of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
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the_DT
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of_IN
the_DT
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of_IN
everyday_JJ
life_NN
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the_DT
death_NN
of_IN
a_DT
close_JJ
relative_JJ
,_,
or_CC
that_CS
remind_VB
a_DT
depressed_JJ
person_NN
of_IN
loss_NN
._.
you_PP
start_VB
to_TO
take_VB
notice_NN
of_IN
the_DT
cracked_JJ
dishes_NNS
,_,
ignored_VBN
when_CS
familial_JJ
bliss_NN
was_BEDZ
in_IN
full_JJ
swing_NN
._.
you_PP
remember_VB
bonding_NN
during_IN
the_DT
routine_NN
jogs_???
around_RB
the_DT
block_NN
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
necessarily_RB
huge_JJ
events_NNS
like_IN
graduation_NP
._.
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better_RBR
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the_DT
role_NN
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that_CS
take_VB
place_NN
within_IN
the_DT
household_NN
._.
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giovanni_???
and_CC
paola_NP
(_(
laura_NN
morante_NN
)_)
do_DO
check_VB
up_RP
on_IN
their_PP$
daughter_NN
irene_NN
(_(
jasmine_NN
trinca_NP
)_)
,_,
there_EX
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a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
on_IN
autopilot_NN
._.
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only_RB
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irene_NP
begin_VB
to_TO
take_VB
care_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
own_DT
needs_NNS
more_RBR
,_,
she'll_???
make_NN
her_PP
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to_IN
crack_NN
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around_IN
them_PP
._.
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help_VB
yourself_PPX
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others_NNS
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drastic_JJ
,_,
unexpected_JJ
change_NN
._.
respectfully_RB
,_,
gender_NN
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never_RB
enter_VB
the_DT
picture_NN
._.
self-propelled_JJ
isolation_NN
is_BEZ
universal_JJ
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terms_NNS
of_IN
dealing_VBG
,_,
so_RB
moretti_NP
intelligently_RB
uses_VBZ
this_DT
tool_NN
to_IN
separate_JJ
the_DT
family_NN
._.
though_CS
giovanni_???
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stop_NN
paolo_???
from_IN
discussing_VBG
andrea_NP
at_IN
a_DT
party_NN
with_IN
friends_NNS
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
never_RB
a_DT
sense_NN
that_CS
he_PP
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she_PP
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more_DT
stoic_JJ
,_,
or_CC
more_DT
correct_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
search_NN
to_IN
restore_VB
a_NP
sense_NN
of_IN
a_DT
balance_NN
to_IN
their_PP$
lives_NNS
._.
most_DT
films_NNS
that_CS
broach_NN
the_DT
topic_NN
of_IN
death_NN
utilize_VB
annoying_NN
melodrama_NN
,_,
speeches_NNS
,_,
and_CC
conciliatory_JJ
issues_NNS
to_IN
get_VB
the_DT
waterworks_NNS
flowing_JJ
._.
in_IN
contrast_NN
,_,
the_DT
son_NN
's_POS
room_NN
captures_NNS
a_DT
more_DT
realistic_JJ
depiction_NN
of_IN
the_DT
effects_NNS
of_IN
death_NN
on_IN
a_DT
family_NN
by_IN
graciously_RB
flowing_JJ
among_IN
the_DT
five_CD
stages_NNS
of_IN
mourning_NN
(_(
denial_NN
,_,
depression_NN
,_,
anger_NN
,_,
bargaining_NN
,_,
acceptance_NN
)_)
through_IN
each_DT
of_IN
its_PP$
main_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
most_DT
engaging_JJ
100_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
certainly_RB
easy_JJ
to_IN
relate_VB
to_IN
._.
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