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(_)
note_NN
:_:
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are_BER
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film_NN
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climax_NN
;_;
the_DT
election_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
)_)
we_PP
see_VB
matthew_NP
broderick_NP
,_,
a_DT
man_NN
torn_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
primal_JJ
state_NN
;_;
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unfaithful_JJ
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wife_NN
,_,
lied_VBN
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manipulated_VBN
his_PP$
students_NNS
,_,
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the_DT
same_DT
token_NN
they've_???
demeaned_VBD
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masculinity_NN
,_,
his_PP$
self-respect_NN
,_,
his_PP$
desperate_JJ
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the_DT
world_NN
._.
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yet_RB
,_,
he_PP
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cause_NN
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his_PP$
pain_NN
,_,
his_PP$
torment_NN
,_,
with_IN
tracy_NP
flick_NN
(_(
reese_JJ
witherspoon_NN
)_)
._.
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
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and_CC
gone_VBN
,_,
and_CC
disappointed_JJ
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educator_NN
,_,
she_PP
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the_DT
real_JJ
threat_NN
._.
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in_IN
,_,
and_CC
divulge_VB
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's_BEZ
won_VBN
by_IN
only_RB
a_DT
lone_JJ
vote_NN
,_,
broderick_NP
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mccalister_NN
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defeat_NN
,_,
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tracy_NP
's_POS
euphoric_JJ
celebration_NN
in_IN
the_DT
outside_JJ
corridor_NN
and_CC
says_VBZ
,_,
'no_???
'_"
._.
the_DT
fact_NN
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he_PP
simultaneously_RB
lusts_VBZ
after_IN
her_PP$
ideologically_RB
further_JJR
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freudian_JJ
foundation_NN
of_IN
entitlement_NN
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all_PDT
men_NNS
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
obscure_JJ
,_,
have_HV
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their_PP$
relationships_NNS
;_;
a_DT
traditional_JJ
expectation_NN
of_IN
success_NN
,_,
to_IN
usurp_???
and_CC
surpass_JJ
women_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
proverbial_JJ
industry_NN
._.
she_PP
can't_MD
go_VB
higher_JJR
than_CS
him_PP
._.
he_PP
won't_MD
allow_VB
it_PP
._.
and_CC
what_WDT
's_BEZ
amazing_JJ
about_IN
"_"
election_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
that_CS
every_DT
word_NN
of_IN
that_DT
criticism_NN
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drawn_VBN
from_IN
a_DT
rather_RB
opaque_JJ
metaphor_NN
._.
early_JJ
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the_DT
film_NN
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tracy_NP
was_BEDZ
romantically_RB
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
sexually_RB
,_,
involved_JJ
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a_DT
now_RB
departed_VBN
teacher_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
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payne_NP
and_CC
taylor_NP
,_,
his_PP$
co-screenwriter_NN
,_,
have_HV
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tracy_NP
,_,
a_DT
girl_NN
desperate_JJ
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friendship_NN
,_,
loyalty_NN
,_,
and_CC
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mythological_JJ
pattern_NN
of_IN
kids_NNS
who_WP
were_BED
so_RB
utterly_RB
rejected_VBN
by_IN
their_PP$
peers_NNS
,_,
that_CS
they_PP
found_VBD
sitting_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
teachers_NNS
'_"
lunch_NN
table_NN
more_DT
fitting_NN
,_,
to_IN
an_DT
unlikely_JJ
extreme_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
as_CS
the_DT
protagonist_NN
._.
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
amazing_JJ
the_DT
compassion_NN
that_CS
we_PP
have_HV
;_;
it_PP
seems_VBZ
so_RB
real_JJ
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us_PP
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
merely_RB
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it_PP
's_BEZ
happened_VBN
before_IN
,_,
splashed_JJ
all_PDT
over_IN
the_DT
front_NN
pages_NNS
,_,
but_CC
,_,
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
all_PDT
around_IN
"_"
nice_JJ
"_"
persona_NP
of_IN
these_DT
people_NN
,_,
we_PP
easily_RB
dismiss_VB
the_DT
truly_RB
wayward_JJ
deeds_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
with_IN
mandy_NP
barnett_NP
's_POS
"_"
if_CS
you'll_???
be_BE
the_DT
teacher_NN
"_"
playing_VBG
winsomely_RB
over_IN
the_DT
closing_NN
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that_CS
payne_NP
skewers_NNS
the_DT
tenets_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
detractors_NNS
most_DT
;_;
a_DT
final_JJ
,_,
viscous_JJ
injection_NN
of_IN
bittersweet_NN
irony_NN
._.
sexuality_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
only_JJ
basis_NN
for_IN
payne_NP
's_POS
satire_NN
,_,
or_CC
its_PP$
success_NN
._.
it_PP
also_RB
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a_DT
telling_NN
point_NN
about_IN
politics_NN
,_,
friendship_NN
,_,
and_CC
class_NN
boundaries_NNS
._.
satire_NN
is_BEZ
required_VBN
(_(
or_CC
ought_MD
to_IN
be_BE
,_,
anyway_RB
)_)
to_IN
take_VB
itself_PPX
seriously_RB
,_,
or_CC
act_NN
so_RB
,_,
while_CS
the_DT
audience_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
fine_JJ
line_NN
to_IN
straddle_VB
,_,
but_CC
some_DT
films_NNS
ignore_VB
it_PP
altogether_RB
(_(
"_"
drop_NN
dead_JJ
gorgeous_JJ
"_"
leaps_NNS
infuriatingly_RB
to_IN
mind_NN
)_)
._.
payne_NP
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taylor_NP
hit_VBD
the_DT
right_NN
chord_NN
;_;
their_PP$
characters_NNS
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real_JJ
people_NN
:_:
neither_RB
is_BEZ
perfect_JJ
,_,
but_CC
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both_RB
of_IN
the_DT
leads_NNS
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flawed_JJ
,_,
misguided_JJ
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who_WP
retain_VB
,_,
somewhat_RB
,_,
noble_JJ
intentions_NNS
at_IN
heart_NN
._.
we_PP
sympathize_VB
with_IN
them_PP
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
satire_NN
,_,
their_PP$
idiosyncratic_JJ
behavior_JJ
,_,
and_CC
their_PP$
wrongdoing_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
taken_VBN
to_IN
an_DT
extreme_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
to_IN
knowingly_RB
chuckle_NN
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
reflect_VB
and_CC
meditate_NN
,_,
about_IN
._.
minus_IN
half_PDT
a_DT
point_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
for_IN
payne_NP
admitting_VBG
not_XNOT
to_TO
having_HVG
seen_VBN
"_"
ferris_NP
bueller_NP
's_POS
day_NN
off_IN
"_"
._.
whatever_WDT
._.
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