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before_IN
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,_,
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._.
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films_NNS
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acquired_VBN
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definitely_RB
not_XNOT
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everyone_PN
._.
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to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
complete_JJ
genius_NN
,_,
while_CS
others_NNS
see_VB
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as_IN
a_DT
dirty_JJ
ol_???
'_"
schnook_NN
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keeps_VBZ
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same_DT
movie_NN
over_IN
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over_IN
again_RB
._.
i_PP
love_VB
most_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
films_NNS
,_,
but_CC
will_MD
admit_VB
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having_HVG
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quite_RB
disappointed_JJ
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his_PP$
recent_JJ
crop_NN
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the_DT
90s_CD
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
why_WRB
he_PP
felt_VBD
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need_NN
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make_VB
10_CD
movies_NNS
in_IN
those_DT
10_CD
years_NNS
is_BEZ
beyond_IN
me_PP
!_!
if_NN
you_PP
look_VB
at_IN
the_DT
quality_NN
of_IN
those_DT
films_NNS
,_,
you'll_???
hear_VB
what_WDT
i'm_???
saying_NN
._.
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only_JJ
two_CD
films_NNS
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his_PP$
that_DT
i_PP
really_RB
liked_VBD
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that_DT
time_NN
were_BED
bullets_NNS
over_IN
broadway_NN
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._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
i_PP
secretly_RB
hoped_VBD
that_DT
he_PP
would_MD
take_VB
some_DT
"_"
time_NN
off_IN
"_"
at_IN
the_DT
turn_NN
of_IN
the_DT
millennium_NN
,_,
just_RB
to_IN
re-energize_JJ
or_CC
something_PN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
appear_VB
as_CS
though_CS
he_PP
has_HVZ
any_DT
intention_NN
of_IN
doing_DOG
that_DT
._.
so_RB
here_RB
i_PP
am_BEM
again_RB
,_,
reviewing_VBG
yet_RB
another_DT
woody_JJ
allen_NP
movie_NN
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that_DT
it_PP
brings_VBZ
back_RP
the_DT
woody_JJ
from_IN
the_DT
days_NNS
of_IN
old_JJ
._.
plot_NN
:_:
the_DT
year_NN
is_BEZ
1940_CD
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woody_JJ
allen_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
top-notch_NN
insurance_NN
investigator_NN
._.
his_PP$
methods_NNS
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very_RB
old-fashioned_JJ
and_CC
apparently_RB
out_RP
of_IN
date_NN
._.
a_DT
new_JJ
employee_NN
(_(
hunt_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
just_RB
been_BEN
hired_JJ
to_TO
streamline_VB
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operations_NNS
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greater_JJR
efficiency_NN
._.
the_DT
two_CD
do_DO
not_XNOT
like_VB
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other_JJ
._.
one_CD
night_NN
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
both_RB
put_VBN
under_IN
a_DT
hypnotic_JJ
trance_NN
by_IN
a_DT
magician_JJ
,_,
and_CC
unbeknownst_IN
to_TO
them_PP
,_,
placed_VBN
under_IN
his_PP$
control_NN
._.
soon_RB
thereafter_RB
,_,
jewels_NNS
are_BER
stolen_VBN
,_,
words_NNS
of_IN
love_NN
are_BER
exchanged_VBN
and_CC
everyone_PN
is_BEZ
looking_VBG
for_IN
an_DT
answer_NN
._.
critique_NN
:_:
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
recreation_NN
of_IN
the_DT
1940s_CD
style_NN
movies_NNS
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
fast-talking_NN
witty_JJ
banter_NN
between_IN
co-workers_NNS
,_,
a_DT
catchy_NN
jazz_NN
score_NN
moving_VBG
things_NNS
along_IN
,_,
film_NN
noirish_JJ
elements_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
the_DT
veronica_NP
lake-type_NN
sexpot_NN
,_,
one-liners_NNS
galore_JJ
and_CC
a_DT
fluffy_JJ
,_,
if_CS
inconsequential_JJ
plotline_JJ
._.
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the_DT
downside_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
actually_RB
starts_VBZ
off_IN
pretty_JJ
slowly_RB
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
first_OD
hour_NN
tossing_VBG
only_RB
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few_DT
guffaws_NNS
out_RP
there_RB
,_,
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never_RB
really_RB
generating_JJ
any_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
steady_JJ
flow_NN
or_CC
energy_NN
._.
the_DT
sets_NNS
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
were_BED
amazing_JJ
,_,
the_DT
production_NN
design_NN
and_CC
costumes_NNS
were_BED
perfect_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
casting_NN
ideal_JJ
,_,
so_RB
i_PP
kept_VBD
hoping_VBG
that_CS
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
pick_VB
up_RP
and_CC
not_XNOT
turn_VB
into_IN
yet_RB
another_DT
mediocre_JJ
outing_NN
for_IN
the_DT
man_NN
._.
but_CC
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
not_XNOT
long_JJ
before_IN
i_PP
was_BEDZ
fully_RB
engaged_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
,_,
entertained_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
many_DT
zingers_NNS
delivered_VBN
back-and-forth_JJ
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allen_NP
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hunt_NP
,_,
and_CC
actually_RB
interested_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
resolution_NN
of_IN
the_DT
flick_NN
._.
i_PP
also_RB
appreciated_VBN
how_WRB
allen_NP
played_VBD
the_DT
fine_JJ
line_NN
between_IN
homage_NN
to_IN
the_DT
films_NNS
of_IN
old_JJ
,_,
parody_JJ
and_CC
actual_JJ
reinvention_NN
(_(
note_NN
theron_NN
's_POS
entire_JJ
female_JJ
persona_NP
that_CS
is_BEZ
drenched_JJ
in_IN
film_NN
noir-_???
very_RB
cool_JJ
)_)
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
films_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
(_(
with_IN
little_DT
or_CC
no_DT
real_JJ
tension_NN
in_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
)_)
need_NN
solid_JJ
actors_NNS
to_IN
keep_NN
you_PP
interested_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
quick-fire_NN
dialogue_NN
,_,
and_CC
once_RB
again_RB
,_,
allen_NP
does_DOZ
a_DT
great_JJ
job_NN
in_IN
playing_VBG
his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
who_WP
for_IN
once_RB
,_,
isn't_BEZ
his_PP$
typical_JJ
new_JJ
york_NP
jewish_JJ
neurotic_JJ
cheating_VBG
insecure_JJ
husband_NN
dude_???
._.
he_PP
actually_RB
plays_VBZ
a_DT
"_"
macho_JJ
"_"
guy_NN
here_RB
and_CC
handles_VBZ
it_PP
pretty_JJ
well_RB
,_,
especially_RB
the_DT
scenes_NNS
in_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
's_BEZ
hypnotized_JJ
._.
but_CC
the_DT
bigger_JJR
surprise_NN
for_IN
me_PP
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
helen_NP
hunt_NP
,_,
an_DT
actress_NN
who_WP
i_PP
was_BEDZ
openly_RB
"_"
sick_JJ
of_IN
seeing_VBG
"_"
in_IN
movies_NNS
late_JJ
last_OD
year_NN
(_(
sorry_JJ
babe_NN
,_,
you_PP
were_BED
just_RB
in_IN
too_RB
many_DT
at_IN
the_DT
same_DT
time_NN
!_!
)_)
._.
anyway_RB
,_,
she_PP
's_BEZ
really_RB
great_JJ
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
as_IN
the_DT
headstrong_JJ
woman_NN
looking_VBG
to_IN
a_DT
new_JJ
era_NN
of_IN
equality_NN
amongst_IN
men_NNS
,_,
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
miss_VB
a_DT
beat_NN
of_IN
allen_NP
's_POS
fast-paced_JJ
dialogue_NN
._.
i_PP
didn't_DOD
care_NN
much_DT
for_IN
her_PP$
running_NN
joke_NN
about_IN
him_PP
"_"
dying_JJ
"_"
whenever_WRB
he_PP
left_VBD
a_DT
room_NN
,_,
but_CC
overall_JJ
she_PP
was_BEDZ
really_RB
good_JJ
and_CC
i_PP
especially_RB
liked_VBD
the_DT
way_NN
that_CS
her_PP
sweaters_NNS
clung_VBD
to_TO
her_PP$
breasts_NNS
as_IN
they_PP
did_DOD
._.
._.
._.
yum_???
,_,
yum_???
!_!
harumph_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
digress_NN
._.
so_RB
let_VB
's_BEZ
recap_NN
._.
a_DT
great_JJ
looking_VBG
picture_NN
with_IN
a_DT
nice_JJ
jazzy_JJ
score_NN
,_,
some_DT
funny_JJ
one-liners_NNS
,_,
especially_RB
in_IN
the_DT
second_NN
half_NN
,_,
a_DT
decent_JJ
plotline_JJ
,_,
although_CS
you_PP
shouldn't_???
expect_VB
a_DT
real_JJ
mystery_NN
or_CC
anything_PN
,_,
and_CC
some_DT
solid_JJ
acting_NN
all_PDT
around_IN
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
say_VB
that_DT
this_DT
is_BEZ
even_RB
remotely_RB
close_JJ
to_IN
any_DT
of_IN
allen_NP
's_POS
best_JJS
work_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
certainly_RB
believe_VB
it_PP
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
step_NN
in_IN
the_DT
right_NN
direction_NN
,_,
especially_RB
after_IN
the_DT
dinky_JJ
decade_NN
of_IN
films_NNS
that_CS
he_PP
just_RB
went_VBD
through_IN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
probably_RB
better_JJR
geared_VBN
towards_IN
allen_NP
fans_NNS
more_DT
than_CS
anyone_PN
else_RB
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
would_MD
still_RB
recommend_VB
this_DT
film_NN
to_IN
anyone_PN
looking_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
cute_JJ
,_,
"_"
old-school_NN
"_"
kind_NN
of_IN
vibe_???
,_,
with_IN
chemistry_NN
between_IN
the_DT
leads_NNS
,_,
zippy_JJ
dialogue_NN
and_CC
a_DT
satisfying_JJ
conclusion_NN
._.
little_DT
known_JJ
facts_NNS
about_IN
this_DT
film_NN
and_CC
its_PP$
stars_NNS
:_:
annie_NP
hall_NN
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
-_-
celebrity_NN
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
-_-
everyone_PN
says_VBZ
i_PP
love_NN
you_PP
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
-_-
husbands_NNS
and_CC
wives_NNS
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
-_-
mighty_JJ
aphrodite_JJ
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
-_-
small_JJ
time_NN
crooks_NNS
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
-_-
when_CS
harry_NP
met_VBD
sally_NP
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
-_-
you've_???
got_VBD
mail_NN
(_(
10_CD
/_SYM
10_CD
)_)
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