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is_BEZ
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me_PP
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appeal_NN
?_?
i_PP
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stunned_VBN
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quality_NN
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"_"
who_NP
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roger_NP
rabbit_NN
?_?
"_"
,_,
a_DT
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,_,
unique_JJ
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a_DT
world_NN
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people_NN
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._.
"_"
the_DT
little_JJ
mermaid_NN
"_"
harkened_VBN
back_RP
to_IN
,_,
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perhaps_RB
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,_,
the_DT
classic_JJ
disney_NP
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the_DT
first_OD
half_NN
of_IN
the_DT
century_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
the_DT
endless_JJ
stream_NN
of_IN
"_"
the_DT
little_JJ
mermaid_NN
"_"
wanna-be_???
's_POS
is_BEZ
getting_VBG
to_TO
me_NN
._.
you_PP
know_VB
the_DT
spiel_NP
:_:
a_DT
lame_???
plot_NN
recycled_JJ
from_IN
some_DT
well-known_JJ
story_NN
,_,
colorful_JJ
,_,
almost_RB
psychedelic_JJ
animation_NN
,_,
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lead_NN
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valuable_JJ
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lesson_NN
,_,
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comedic_JJ
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/_SYM
sidekicks_NNS
,_,
the_DT
seemingly_RB
unattainable_JJ
love_NN
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,_,
a_DT
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catchy_NN
songs_NNS
,_,
a_DT
few_DT
in-jokes_NNS
for_IN
adults_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
occasional_JJ
out_RP
of_IN
place_NN
warner-brothers-coyote-fall-off-the-cliff_NN
type_NN
joke_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
formula_NN
,_,
and_CC
like_IN
any_DT
formula_NN
,_,
it_PP
gets_VBZ
tiresome_JJ
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
why_WRB
i'm_???
delighted_JJ
to_TO
hear_VB
that_DT
disney_NP
recently_RB
picked_VBD
up_RP
the_DT
international_JJ
distribution_NN
rights_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
works_NN
of_IN
ghibli_NP
,_,
a_DT
japanese_JJ
cartoon_NN
studio_NN
._.
from_IN
what_WDT
i've_???
seen_VBN
of_IN
their_PP$
movies_NNS
(_(
"_"
kiki_???
's_POS
delivery_NN
service_NN
"_"
and_CC
the_DT
already_RB
english-dubbed_VBN
and_CC
american-_???
distributed_VBD
"_"
my_PP$
neighbor_NP
totoro_NP
"_"
)_)
,_,
foreign_JJ
audiences_NNS
are_BER
in_IN
for_CS
a_DT
treat_NN
._.
these_DT
movies_NNS
,_,
particularly_RB
"_"
kiki_???
's_POS
delivery_NN
service_NN
,_,
"_"
are_BER
wonderfully_RB
original_JJ
and_CC
entertaining_JJ
._.
"_"
kiki_???
's_POS
delivery_NN
service_NN
"_"
starts_VBZ
with_IN
an_DT
unusual_JJ
premise_NN
:_:
kiki_???
,_,
upon_IN
hearing_NN
forecasts_NNS
of_IN
clear_JJ
skies_NNS
,_,
decides_VBZ
it_PP
is_BEZ
time_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
to_IN
leave_NN
home_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
unusual_JJ
because_CS
kiki_???
isn't_BEZ
a_DT
college_NN
student_NN
or_CC
a_DT
young_JJ
adult_NN
making_VBG
her_PP$
start_NN
on_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
thirteen_CD
year_NN
old_JJ
girl_NN
eager_JJ
to_IN
begin_VB
her_PP$
training_NN
as_IN
a_DT
witch_NN
._.
her_PP
mother_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
a_DT
witch_NN
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
thirteen_CD
is_BEZ
the_DT
obligatory_NN
age_NN
for_IN
such_DT
training_NN
,_,
her_PP$
parents_NNS
treat_VB
her_PP$
leaving_NN
understandingly_RB
and_CC
put_VB
up_RP
only_RB
token_NN
resistance_NN
._.
just_RB
the_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
a_DT
witch_NN
heroine_NN
may_MD
scare_VB
away_RB
some_DT
audiences_NNS
,_,
but_CC
no_DT
mention_NN
is_BEZ
made_VBN
of_IN
the_DT
occult_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
subject_NN
is_BEZ
dealt_VBN
with_IN
harmlessly_RB
throughout_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
:_:
kiki_???
's_BEZ
mother_NN
acts_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
village_NN
doctor_NN
,_,
and_CC
kiki_???
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
do_DO
no_DT
more_DT
than_CS
fly_VB
on_IN
a_DT
broom_NN
._.
kiki_???
must_NN
choose_VB
a_DT
city_NN
to_IN
move_NN
to_IN
,_,
and_CC
what_WDT
she_PP
chooses_VBZ
is_BEZ
the_DT
co-star_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
:_:
a_DT
german_JJ
seaport_NN
town_NN
,_,
far_RB
removed_VBN
from_IN
the_DT
country_NN
life_NN
she_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
used_VBN
to_IN
._.
initially_RB
lost_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
impersonal_JJ
hugeness_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
surrounding_JJ
,_,
she_PP
's_BEZ
discouraged_VBN
,_,
and_CC
unable_JJ
to_IN
support_NN
herself_PPX
though_CS
her_PP
rudimentary_JJ
skills_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
witch_NN
._.
on_IN
the_DT
verge_NN
of_IN
leaving_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
new_JJ
town_NN
,_,
she_PP
uses_VBZ
her_PP$
power_NN
of_IN
flight_NN
to_IN
deliver_VB
a_NP
pacifier_RBR
to_TO
a_DT
baby_NN
who_WP
dropped_VBD
it_PP
._.
the_DT
favor_NP
eventually_RB
blossoms_NNS
into_IN
her_PP$
working_JJ
as_IN
a_DT
courier_NN
,_,
a_DT
one-persons_NNS
delivery_NN
service_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
where_WRB
the_DT
movie_NN
becomes_VBZ
shockingly_RB
good_JJ
._.
kiki_???
's_BEZ
job_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
catalyst_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
realizing_VBG
the_DT
beauty_NN
of_IN
the_DT
city_NN
and_CC
the_DT
world_NN
around_IN
her_PP$
._.
the_DT
townspeople_NN
she_PP
is_BEZ
put_VBN
in_IN
contact_NN
possess_VB
an_DT
inner_JJ
worth_NN
that_CS
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
forced_JJ
or_CC
artificial_JJ
,_,
but_CC
merely_RB
derived_VBN
from_IN
looking_VBG
at_IN
ordinary_JJ
people_NN
in_IN
a_DT
different_JJ
light_NN
._.
they're_???
three-_???
dimensional_JJ
,_,
impossible_JJ
to_IN
quickly_RB
evaluate_VB
,_,
possessing_VBG
of_IN
faults_NNS
,_,
and_CC
understandably_RB
reserving_VBG
in_IN
kindness_NN
towards_IN
a_DT
strange_JJ
girl_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
each_DT
one_CD
has_HVZ
something_PN
about_IN
them_PP
,_,
some_DT
interest_NN
or_CC
trait_NN
,_,
that_CS
makes_VBZ
them_PP
interesting_JJ
and_CC
unique_JJ
._.
the_DT
personal_JJ
beauty_NN
of_IN
the_DT
citizens_NNS
is_BEZ
complimented_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
beauty_NN
of_IN
the_DT
surroundings_NNS
:_:
the_DT
seaport_NN
town_NN
genuinely_RB
looks_VBZ
impressive_JJ
,_,
capturing_VBG
the_DT
european_JJ
charm_NN
of_IN
a_DT
medieval_JJ
city_NN
adapted_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
more_DT
modern_JJ
needs_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
1950_CD
's_BEZ
._.
this_DT
beauty_NN
is_BEZ
beauty_NN
with_IN
depth_NN
;_;
for_IN
every_DT
detail_NN
left_VBD
in_IN
,_,
dozens_NNS
are_BER
only_RB
hinted_VBN
at_IN
._.
i_PP
could_MD
probably_RB
go_VB
on_IN
all_PDT
day_NN
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
won't_MD
;_;
suffice_VB
it_PP
to_IN
say_NN
that_CS
many_DT
of_IN
these_DT
minor_JJ
details_NNS
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
the_DT
highlight_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
some_DT
of_IN
my_PP$
favorites_NNS
are_BER
kiki_???
's_BEZ
relationship_NN
with_IN
the_DT
baker_NP
's_POS
husband_NN
:_:
although_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
quiet_JJ
,_,
never_RB
shown_VBN
speaking_VBG
to_IN
kiki_???
throughout_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
initially_RB
scares_NNS
her_PP
,_,
his_PP$
kindness_NN
wins_NNS
her_PP
friendship_NN
._.
in_IN
the_DT
garage_NN
of_IN
a_DT
deliveree_NN
's_POS
house_NN
can_MD
be_BE
found_VBN
a_DT
vintage_NN
model_NN
t_NN
._.
two_CD
old_JJ
ladies_NNS
have_HV
a_DT
relationship_NN
evolving_VBG
from_IN
master-servant_JJ
to_IN
friend-friend_NN
._.
such_DT
details_NNS
gives_VBZ
the_DT
impression_NN
that_CS
the_DT
beauty_NN
shown_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
only_RB
the_DT
tip_NN
of_IN
the_DT
iceberg_NN
._.
added_VBN
on_IN
top_NN
of_IN
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
lesson_NN
on_IN
the_DT
importance_NN
of_IN
self-worth_NP
._.
kiki_???
initially_RB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
derive_VB
much_RB
of_IN
her_PP$
self-worth_NN
from_IN
the_DT
beauty_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
surroundings_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
people_NN
around_IN
her_PP$
,_,
but_CC
an_DT
encounter_NN
with_IN
a_DT
rude_JJ
girl_NN
crashes_VBZ
down_RP
her_PP$
bewonderment_NN
,_,
making_VBG
her_PP$
question_NN
the_DT
importance_NN
of_IN
such_DT
beauty_NN
._.
this_DT
causes_NNS
kiki_???
to_TO
lose_VB
faith_NN
in_IN
herself_PPX
._.
however_RB
,_,
kiki_???
comes_VBZ
to_TO
realize_VB
not_XNOT
only_RB
the_DT
beauty_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
surroundings_NNS
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
innate_JJ
beauty_NN
inside_IN
her_PP$
._.
seeing_CS
kiki_???
regain_VB
faith_NN
in_IN
herself_PPX
is_BEZ
marvelous_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
principal_JJ
device_NN
used_VBN
to_IN
do_DO
it_NN
is_BEZ
so_RB
sublime_JJ
that_CS
i_PP
don't_DO
even_RB
want_VB
to_IN
hint_NN
at_IN
it_PP
._.
the_DT
ending_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
subtle_JJ
charm_NN
combined_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
awe_NN
and_CC
,_,
ironically_RB
,_,
the_DT
most_DT
disney-esque_NN
moment_NN
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
;_;
if_CS
you_PP
don't_DO
hold_VB
your_PP$
breath_NN
in_IN
wonder_NN
you_PP
might_MD
want_VB
to_IN
get_VB
medical_JJ
attention_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
steers_NNS
free_JJ
of_IN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
disney_NP
conventions_NNS
:_:
there_EX
is_BEZ
no_DT
violence_NN
,_,
however_RB
cartoonish_JJ
,_,
no_DT
song-and-dance_NN
number_NN
,_,
and_CC
kiki_???
's_NNS
pet_JJ
cat_NN
jiji_???
is_BEZ
more_DT
a_DT
friend_NN
than_CS
a_DT
comedic_JJ
sidekick_NN
,_,
although_CS
jiji_???
is_BEZ
given_JJ
many_DT
funny_JJ
lines_NNS
and_CC
scenes_NNS
._.
however_RB
,_,
i_PP
would_MD
be_BE
surprised_JJ
if_CS
disney_NP
doesn't_DOZ
give_VB
jiji_???
more_DT
jokes_NNS
,_,
or_CC
at_IN
least_DT
the_DT
voice_NN
of_IN
some_DT
comedian_JJ
._.
refreshingly_RB
enough_RB
,_,
the_DT
moral_JJ
lesson_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
self-contradicted_VBN
,_,
a_DT
habit_NN
disney_NP
movies_NNS
have_HV
gotten_VBN
into_IN
._.
"_"
beauty_NN
and_CC
the_DT
beast_NN
"_"
's_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
belle_NP
,_,
for_IN
instance_NN
,_,
learned_VBD
that_CS
beauty_NN
was_BEDZ
derived_VBN
from_IN
a_DT
person_NN
's_POS
inside_NN
,_,
and_CC
was_BEDZ
then_RB
rewarded_VBN
by_IN
having_HVG
the_DT
beast_NN
turn_NN
into_IN
a_DT
handsome_JJ
prince_NN
in_IN
snazzy_JJ
clothing_NN
._.
kiki_???
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
learns_VBZ
to_IN
separate_JJ
her_PP$
wardrobe_NN
from_IN
her_PP$
self-image_NN
,_,
and_CC
nothing_PN
more_RBR
is_BEZ
made_VBD
of_IN
her_PP$
early_JJ
desires_NNS
for_IN
better_JJR
clothing_NN
than_CS
illustrating_VBG
her_PP$
increased_JJ
maturity_NN
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
another_DT
difference_NN
with_IN
disney_NP
movies_NNS
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
style_NN
of_IN
animation_NN
for_IN
"_"
kiki_???
's_POS
delivery_NN
service_NN
"_"
:_:
not_XNOT
as_IN
colorful_JJ
and_CC
dynamic_JJ
as_IN
disney_NP
animation_NN
can_MD
be_BE
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
a_DT
greater_JJR
attention_NN
to_IN
realism_NN
and_CC
detail_NN
,_,
it_PP
fits_VBZ
the_DT
movie_NN
to_IN
a_DT
t_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
particularly_RB
true_JJ
with_IN
scenes_NNS
of_IN
kiki_???
's_NNS
flights_NNS
._.
the_DT
extreme_JJ
realism_NN
of_IN
the_DT
birds_NNS
in_IN
flight_NN
near_IN
kiki_???
is_BEZ
magnificent_JJ
to_TO
behold_VB
,_,
and_CC
helps_VBZ
these_DT
scenes_NNS
capture_VB
the_DT
wonder_NN
of_IN
flight_NN
better_RBR
than_CS
any_DT
other_JJ
film_NN
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
._.
i'm_???
not_XNOT
sure_JJ
when_CS
or_CC
how_WRB
this_DT
movie_NN
will_MD
be_BE
released_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
._.
disney_NP
tentatively_RB
plans_VBZ
a_DT
theater_NN
release_NN
of_IN
"_"
monoko_???
hime_???
"_"
shortly_RB
following_JJ
the_DT
summer_NN
'97_???
japanese_NN
release_NN
,_,
and_CC
should_MD
start_VB
releasing_VBG
the_DT
other_JJ
ghibli_NP
films_NNS
after_IN
that_DT
._.
i'd_???
guess_NN
that_CS
some_DT
will_MD
be_BE
released_VBN
on_IN
video_NN
and_CC
some_DT
will_MD
be_BE
theatrically_RB
released_VBN
in_IN
peak_NN
seasons_NNS
with_IN
no_DT
competing_JJ
disney_NP
release_NN
._.
although_CS
the_DT
wait_VB
is_BEZ
unfortunate_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
good_JJ
to_TO
know_VB
that_DT
it_PP
's_BEZ
being_BEG
released_VBN
at_IN
all_PDT
,_,
for_IN
"_"
kiki_???
's_POS
delivery_NN
service_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
definitely_RB
a_DT
movie_NN
worthy_NN
of_IN
widespread_JJ
promotion_NN
and_CC
release_NN
._.
watch_VB
this_DT
movie_NN
._.
along_IN
with_IN
"_"
man_NN
bites_NNS
dog_NN
,_,
"_"
and_CC
perhaps_RB
something_PN
by_IN
woody_NP
allen_NP
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
movie_NN
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
._.
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