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for_IN
any_DT
groom_NN
on_IN
the_DT
verge_NN
of_IN
proposing_VBG
marriage_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
girlfriend_NN
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
certain_JJ
rules_NNS
that_CS
he_PP
needs_VBZ
to_IN
follow_VB
._.
firstly_RB
,_,
fill_VB
her_PP$
life_NN
with_IN
happiness_NN
and_CC
romance_NN
during_IN
the_DT
courtship_NN
._.
secondly_RB
,_,
buy_VB
her_PP$
a_DT
beautiful_JJ
ring_NN
that_CS
glitters_NNS
as_IN
brightly_RB
as_CS
her_PP
eyes_NNS
._.
thirdly_RB
,_,
find_VB
the_DT
perfect_JJ
moment_NN
and_CC
location_NN
to_IN
propose_VB
._.
finally_RB
,_,
the_DT
groom-wannabe_NP
should_MD
probably_RB
get_VB
her_PP$
parent_NN
's_POS
blessing_NN
._.
of_IN
these_DT
four_CD
,_,
the_DT
last_OD
one_CD
can_MD
be_BE
a_DT
nightmare_NN
._.
meeting_NN
parents_NNS
is_BEZ
a_DT
rite_NN
of_IN
passage_NN
,_,
fraught_JJ
with_IN
unexpected_JJ
questions_NNS
,_,
bouts_NNS
of_IN
nervousness_NN
,_,
the_DT
reality_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
disliked_VBN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
inability_NN
to_IN
make_VB
a_NP
positive_JJ
impression_NN
._.
if_CS
you're_???
lucky_JJ
,_,
things_NNS
will_MD
go_VB
smoothly_RB
._.
but_CC
,_,
if_CS
you're_???
greg_NP
focker_NN
(_(
ben_NP
stiller_NN
)_)
,_,
everything_PN
will_MD
go_VB
wrong_JJ
._.
and_CC
with_IN
a_DT
name_NN
like_IN
that_DT
,_,
how_WRB
could_MD
it_PP
not_XNOT
?_?
when_CS
greg_NP
first_OD
meets_VBZ
his_PP$
fianc_NP
?_?
e_NN
's_BEZ
father_NN
,_,
jack_NP
byrnes_NNS
(_(
the_DT
grimacing_VBG
robert_NP
deniro_NP
)_)
,_,
greg_NP
immediately_RB
feels_VBZ
overwhelmed_VBN
and_CC
is_BEZ
put_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
defensive_JJ
._.
when_CS
he_PP
tells_VBZ
jack_NP
that_DT
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
male_JJ
nurse_NN
,_,
the_DT
incorrigible_JJ
dad_NN
shoots_NNS
back_NN
,_,
"_"
not_XNOT
many_DT
men_NNS
in_IN
your_PP$
profession_NN
,_,
huh_UH
,_,
greg_NP
?_?
"_"
it_PP
's_BEZ
definitely_RB
not_XNOT
a_DT
good_JJ
start_NN
._.
but_CC
greg_NP
is_BEZ
determined_VBN
to_IN
win_NN
him_PP
over_IN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
this_DT
desire_NN
that_CS
fuels_NNS
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
he_PP
first_OD
takes_VBZ
small_RB
steps_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
agreeing_VBG
to_IN
say_NN
grace_NN
before_IN
dinner_NN
._.
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
matter_NN
that_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
jewish_JJ
._.
if_CS
daddy_NN
byrnes_NNS
asks_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
say_VB
grace_NN
,_,
then_RB
that_CS
's_BEZ
what_WDT
he_PP
's_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
gamely_RB
do_DO
._.
"_"
oh_UH
god_NP
._.
._.
._.
you're_???
such_DT
a_NN
good_JJ
god_NN
"_"
,_,
he_PP
moons_NNS
._.
his_PP$
discomfort_NN
at_IN
trying_VBG
to_IN
force_NN
out_RP
a_DT
simple_JJ
prayer_NN
will_MD
make_VB
you_PP
chuckle_VB
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
jack_NP
gives_VBZ
him_PP
the_DT
"_"
deniro_NP
squint_VB
"_"
(_(
that_CS
familiar_JJ
,_,
unsettling_VBG
gaze_NN
that_CS
gives_VBZ
deniro_NP
that_DT
aura_NN
of_IN
invincibility_NN
)_)
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
pretty_JJ
hard_RB
not_XNOT
to_TO
grin_NN
._.
things_NNS
get_VB
progressively_RB
worse_JJR
for_IN
greg_NP
._.
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
too_RB
bad_JJ
because_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
genuinely_RB
likable_JJ
guy_NN
with_IN
a_DT
romantic_JJ
heart_NN
._.
eventually_RB
,_,
he_PP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
try_NN
so_RB
hard_JJ
that_CS
he_PP
starts_VBZ
to_IN
mess_NN
everything_PN
up_IN
,_,
committing_VBG
a_DT
host_NN
of_IN
gaffes_NP
that_CS
embarrass_VB
,_,
humiliate_VB
or_CC
injure_VB
other_JJ
people_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
never-ending_JJ
ordeal_NN
of_IN
missteps_NNS
,_,
miscues_NNS
,_,
and_CC
mistakes_NNS
._.
he_PP
buys_VBZ
some_DT
champagne_NN
,_,
but_CC
uncorking_VBG
the_DT
bottle_NN
leads_VBZ
to_IN
disastrous_JJ
circumstances_NNS
._.
he_PP
tries_VBZ
to_IN
find_NN
jack_NP
's_POS
missing_JJ
cat_NN
._.
but_CC
his_PP$
method_NN
of_IN
solving_VBG
the_DT
problem_NN
leads_VBZ
only_RB
to_IN
more_DT
trouble_NN
._.
and_CC
there_EX
are_BER
several_DT
other_JJ
episodes_NNS
,_,
each_DT
one_CD
trumping_NN
the_DT
next_OD
in_IN
outrageousness_NN
._.
the_DT
more_DT
our_PP$
well-meaning_JJ
beau_NN
screwed_VBD
up_RP
,_,
the_DT
more_DT
the_DT
audience_NN
groaned_VBD
in_IN
sympathy_NN
._.
we_PP
liked_VBD
greg_NP
._.
and_CC
,_,
we_PP
liked_VBD
this_DT
movie_NN
._.
"_"
meet_VB
the_DT
parents_NNS
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
farcical_JJ
comedy_NN
that_CS
certainly_RB
has_HVZ
its_PP$
moments_NNS
._.
just_RB
sit_VB
back_RP
and_CC
watch_VB
greg_NP
get_VB
into_IN
trouble_NN
._.
no_DT
matter_NN
what_WDT
the_DT
situation_NN
,_,
whether_CS
its_PP$
playing_NN
a_DT
harmless_JJ
game_NN
of_IN
water_NN
volleyball_NN
or_CC
sneaking_VBG
a_DT
smoke_NN
on_IN
the_DT
roof_NN
of_IN
the_DT
house_NN
,_,
things_NNS
will_MD
horribly_RB
go_VB
wrong_JJ
._.
we_PP
laugh_VB
at_IN
greg_NP
's_POS
expense_NN
,_,
but_CC
love_NN
often_RB
makes_VBZ
a_DT
person_NN
do_DO
dumb_JJ
things_NNS
,_,
and_CC
ben_NP
stiller_NP
has_HVZ
the_DT
knack_NN
of_IN
playing_VBG
the_DT
romantic_JJ
fool_NN
._.
deniro_NP
is_BEZ
also_RB
affable_JJ
,_,
tough_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
outside_JJ
yet_RB
sentimental_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
inside_NN
._.
their_PP$
tug-of-war_JJ
is_BEZ
often_RB
funny_JJ
,_,
the_DT
slapstick_NN
is_BEZ
elaborate_JJ
,_,
and_CC
there_EX
are_BER
several_DT
topical_JJ
throwaway_NN
gags_NNS
(_(
mostly_RB
targeted_VBN
at_IN
the_DT
airline_NN
industry_NN
)_)
to_IN
make_NN
this_DT
film_NN
an_DT
amusing_JJ
yet_RB
smart_JJ
lampoon_NN
about_IN
future_NN
in-laws_NNS
from_IN
hell_NN
._.
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