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steve_NP
martin_NP
took_VBD
an_DT
extended_JJ
vacation_NN
from_IN
all_PDT
facets_NNS
of_IN
moviemaking_VBG
a_DT
few_DT
years_NNS
back_RP
;_;
he_PP
spent_VBD
this_DT
time_NN
writing_NN
essays_NNS
and_CC
short_JJ
stories_NNS
for_IN
"_"
the_DT
new_JJ
yorker_NN
,_,
"_"
several_DT
of_IN
which_WDT
wound_NN
up_RP
in_IN
his_PP$
hilarious_JJ
hardback_NN
compilation_NP
,_,
pure_JJ
drivel_NN
(_(
1998_CD
)_)
._.
much_DT
of_IN
the_DT
book_NN
spares_NNS
tinseltown_JJ
from_IN
mockery_NN
,_,
although_CS
he_PP
does_DOZ
riff_???
on_IN
the_DT
racist_JJ
comments_NNS
made_VBN
by_IN
marlon_NP
brando_NP
during_IN
a_DT
larry_NP
king_NN
interview_NN
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
fine_JJ
chapter_NN
called_VBN
"_"
in_IN
search_NN
of_IN
the_DT
wily_JJ
filipino_NN
._.
"_"
now_RB
,_,
as_CS
writer_NN
and_CC
star_NN
of_IN
bowfinger_NN
,_,
he_PP
offers_VBZ
the_DT
masses_NNS
plenty_PN
of_IN
good_JJ
reasons_NNS
not_XNOT
to_TO
pursue_VB
a_DT
career_NN
in_IN
the_DT
cinema_NN
,_,
perhaps_RB
finally_RB
venting_NN
the_DT
frustrations_NNS
(_(
'everything_VBG
being_NN
made_VBN
now_RB
is_BEZ
crap_NN
'_"
)_)
that_CS
led_VBN
to_IN
his_PP$
brief_JJ
retirement_NN
from_IN
hollywood_NP
._.
martin_NP
stars_NNS
as_IN
bobby_NP
bowfinger_NN
,_,
a_DT
roger_NP
corman-wannabe_NP
on_IN
the_DT
cusp_???
of_IN
fifty_CD
and_CC
desperate_JJ
for_IN
some_DT
success_NN
as_IN
a_DT
producer_NN
,_,
quality_NN
of_IN
the_DT
projects_NNS
be_BE
damned_VBN
._.
his_PP$
accountant_NN
(_(
adam_NP
alexi-malle_NP
)_)
proposes_VBZ
a_DT
movie_NN
called_VBN
"_"
chubby_JJ
rain_NN
,_,
"_"
about_IN
aliens_NNS
who_WP
travel_VB
to_TO
earth_NN
in_IN
raindrops_NNS
slightly_RB
fatter_NN
than_CS
regular_JJ
raindrops_NNS
._.
bowfinger_NN
latches_NNS
onto_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
immediately_RB
,_,
and_CC
convinces_VBZ
his_PP$
troupe_NP
of_IN
actor_NN
friends_NNS
to_IN
appear_VB
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
based_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
lie_NN
that_CS
america_NP
's_POS
top_NN
box_NN
office_NN
draw_NN
,_,
kit_NN
ramsey_NP
(_(
murphy_NP
)_)
,_,
has_HVZ
agreed_VBN
to_IN
star_NN
._.
ramsey_NP
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
wants_VBZ
nothing_PN
to_IN
do_DO
with_IN
such_DT
low-grade_NN
material_NN
,_,
so_RB
bowfinger_NN
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
thinking_NN
that_CS
action_NN
stars_NNS
need_VB
to_IN
run_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
speak_VB
,_,
decides_VBZ
to_IN
photograph_NN
the_DT
superstar_NN
surreptitiously_RB
._.
he_PP
sends_VBZ
his_PP$
cast_NN
members_NNS
(_(
who_WP
aren't_BER
in_IN
on_IN
it_PP
,_,
either_RB
;_;
they_PP
are_BER
told_VBN
ramsey_NP
hates_VBZ
the_DT
sight_NN
of_IN
cameras_NNS
and_CC
fraternizing_VBG
with_IN
his_PP$
co-stars_NNS
)_)
to_IN
ramsey_NP
's_POS
table_NN
at_IN
restaurants_NNS
,_,
asks_VBZ
them_PP
to_TO
follow_VB
him_PP
in_IN
parking_NN
lots_PN
,_,
etc_RB
._.
,_,
spouting_VBG
script_NN
dialogue_NN
,_,
all_PDT
the_DT
while_NN
shooting_NN
the_DT
outcome_NN
from_IN
a_DT
great_JJ
distance_NN
._.
the_DT
paranoid_JJ
ramsey_NP
flees_NNS
the_DT
scene_NN
nearly_RB
every_DT
time_NN
._.
ramsey_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
member_NN
of_IN
mind_NN
head_NN
,_,
a_DT
cultish_JJ
self-help_NN
organization_NN
apparently_RB
dedicated_VBN
to_IN
recruiting_NN
celebrities_NNS
._.
(_(
as_CS
if_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
familiar_JJ
enough_RB
,_,
mind_NN
head_NN
guru_NN
terry_NP
stricter_JJR
(_(
terence_NP
stamp_NN
)_)
has_HVZ
been_BEN
dressed_VBN
and_CC
combed_VBN
to_IN
resemble_VB
l_NP
._.
ron_NP
hubbard_NP
,_,
founder_NN
of_IN
scientology_NN
._.
)_)
when_CS
he_PP
goes_VBZ
to_IN
mind_NN
head_NN
with_IN
tales_NNS
of_IN
caucasian_JJ
strangers_NNS
appearing_VBG
from_IN
nowhere_RB
to_IN
babble_JJ
"_"
white_JJ
code_NN
"_"
in_IN
his_PP$
face_NN
,_,
they_PP
fear_VB
the_DT
nervous_JJ
breakdown_NN
of_IN
an_DT
important_JJ
client_NN
and_CC
rush_NN
him_PP
off_RP
to_IN
a_DT
retreat_NN
,_,
requiring_VBG
bowfinger_NN
to_IN
find_VB
a_NP
stand-in_NN
._.
murphy_NP
will_MD
probably_RB
win_VB
more_DT
fans_NNS
as_IN
jiff_NN
,_,
ramsey_NP
's_POS
adorable_JJ
,_,
ignoramus_NN
double_JJ
,_,
than_CS
as_CS
kit_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
his_PP$
portrayal_NN
of_IN
the_DT
latter_DT
that_CS
took_VBD
courage_NN
._.
always_RB
surrounded_VBN
by_IN
an_DT
entourage_NN
,_,
suffering_VBG
from_IN
a_DT
racial_JJ
inferiority_NN
complex_JJ
,_,
murphy_NP
plays_VBZ
right_JJ
into_IN
the_DT
tabloid_NN
image_NN
of_IN
himself_PPX
._.
furthermore_RB
,_,
consider_VB
the_DT
enemies_NNS
he'll_???
make_NN
of_IN
popular_JJ
scientologists_NNS
._.
pacing_VBG
stricter_JJR
's_NNS
neutral-coloured_VBN
office_NN
as_IN
if_CS
on_IN
an_DT
amphetamine_JJ
binge_NN
and_CC
stripped_VBD
of_IN
his_PP$
bigshot_NN
veneer_NN
,_,
ramsey_NP
is_BEZ
asked_VBN
to_IN
shout_NN
inane_JJ
personal_JJ
affirmations_NNS
repeatedly_RB
._.
murphy_NP
's_POS
scenes_NNS
with_IN
stamp_NN
are_BER
exactly_RB
what_WDT
i_PP
imagine_VB
of_IN
a_DT
john_NP
travolta_???
"_"
clearing_NN
._.
"_"
not_XNOT
that_CS
murphy_NP
is_BEZ
entirely_RB
responsible_JJ
for_IN
this_DT
schtick_NN
;_;
bowfinger_NN
is_BEZ
steve_NP
martin_NP
's_POS
invention_NN
._.
his_PP$
script_NN
is_BEZ
surprisingly_RB
clever_JJ
as_CS
satire_NN
,_,
given_VBN
that_CS
the_DT
pseudo-religion_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
sitting_NN
duck_NN
,_,
as_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
entire_JJ
los_NP
angeles_NP
film_NN
industry_NN
._.
(_)
the_DT
griffin_NP
mill-types_NNS
take_VB
quite_RB
a_DT
beating_NN
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
form_NN
of_IN
robert_NP
downey_NP
jr_JJ
._.
as_CS
bigwig_NP
jerry_NP
renfro_???
._.
)_)
martin_NP
's_POS
decision_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
the_DT
story_NN
from_IN
a_DT
bottom_NN
feeder_NN
's_POS
point_NN
of_IN
view_NN
is_BEZ
what_WDT
keeps_VBZ
it_PP
fresh_JJ
and_CC
innovative-never_RB
have_HV
we_PP
seen_VBN
on_IN
screen_NN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
people_NN
struggle_NN
this_DT
hard_JJ
to_IN
complete_JJ
a_DT
motion_NN
picture_NN
._.
as_CS
expected_VBN
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
laughs_NNS
only_RB
to_IN
be_BE
had_HVD
insiders_NNS
or_CC
buffs_NP
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
martin_NP
's_POS
crew_NN
of_IN
mexican_JJ
border-jumpers_NNS
,_,
who_WP
gain_VB
unexpected_JJ
appreciation_NN
for_IN
the_DT
classics_NNS
from_IN
reading_NP
"_"
cahiers_NNS
du_DO
cinema_NN
,_,
"_"
or_CC
martin_NP
's_POS
nonsensical_JJ
explanation_NN
to_IN
dave_NP
,_,
his_PP$
loyal_JJ
cinematographer_NN
(_(
jamie_NN
kennedy_NP
)_)
,_,
that_CS
every_DT
movie_NN
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
end_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
a_DT
budget_NN
of_IN
two-thousand_NP
dollars_NNS
(_(
!_!
)_(
._.
most_DT
of_IN
bowfinger_NN
is_BEZ
universally_RB
funny_JJ
,_,
however_RB
;_;
i_PP
defy_VB
any_DT
viewer_NN
to_IN
keep_VB
a_NP
straight_RB
face_NN
when_CS
christine_NP
baranski_NP
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
our_PP$
brightest_JJS
comediennes_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
on_IN
screen_NN
._.
bowfinger_NN
's_POS
main_JJ
flaw_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
plot_NN
twist_NN
that_CS
has_HVZ
an_DT
insubstantial_JJ
aftermath_NN
._.
we're_???
also_RB
asked_VBN
to_IN
believe_VB
that_RB
a_DT
few_DT
simple_JJ
close-ups_NNS
of_IN
kit_NN
ramsey_NP
would_MD
redeem_VB
"_"
chubby_JJ
rain_NN
,_,
"_"
z-grade_NN
entertainment_NN
that_CS
would_MD
make_VB
ed_NN
wood_NN
blush_NN
._.
(_)
this_DT
aspect_NN
of_IN
bowfinger_NN
has_HVZ
much_DT
in_IN
common_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
ludicrous_JJ
oscar_NP
sequence_NN
in_IN
oz_NN
's_POS
last_OD
directorial_JJ
effort_NN
,_,
the_DT
poorly_RB
conceived_VBN
in_IN
&_???
out_RP
._.
)_)
these_DT
are_BER
significant_JJ
enough_RB
weaknesses_NNS
that_CS
they_PP
distracted_VBD
from_IN
my_PP$
enjoyment_NN
of_IN
the_DT
piece_NN
._.
as_CS
i_PP
mentioned_VBD
at_IN
the_DT
start_NN
of_IN
this_DT
review_NN
,_,
bowfinger_NN
offers_VBZ
solid_JJ
reasons_NNS
not_XNOT
to_TO
do_DO
what_WDT
heather_NN
graham_NP
's_POS
character_NN
daisy_NN
does_DOZ
:_:
hop_NN
a_DT
bus_NN
to_IN
hollywood_NP
in_IN
search_NN
of_IN
stardom_NN
._.
that_CS
said_VBN
,_,
it_PP
offers_VBZ
one_CD
fantastic_JJ
reason_NN
to_IN
get_VB
on_IN
that_DT
bus_NN
:_:
the_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
community_NN
between_IN
filmmakers_NNS
who_WP
gel_NN
is_BEZ
awesome_JJ
._.
martin_NP
gets_VBZ
sentimental_JJ
by_IN
story_NN
's_POS
end_NN
as_IN
he_PP
did_DOD
in_IN
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
story_NN
,_,
and_CC
how_WRB
could_MD
he_PP
not_XNOT
?_?
for_CS
those_DT
who_WP
can_MD
hack_???
it_NN
,_,
the_DT
movies_NNS
might_MD
be_BE
the_DT
greatest_JJS
business_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
._.
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