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richard_NP
gere_???
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
one_CD
of_IN
my_PP$
favorite_JJ
actors_NNS
._.
however_RB
,_,
i_PP
like_VB
courtroom_NN
dramas_NNS
,_,
and_CC
this_DT
film_NN
looked_VBD
good_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
take_VB
a_DT
chance_NN
on_IN
._.
i_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
disappointed_JJ
._.
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
a_DT
great_JJ
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
was_BEDZ
interesting_JJ
,_,
and_CC
took_VBD
several_DT
unexpected_JJ
turns_NNS
._.
one_CD
thing_NN
:_:
what_WDT
's_BEZ
with_IN
the_DT
title_NN
?_?
not_XNOT
only_RB
is_BEZ
it_PP
extremely_RB
forgettable_JJ
,_,
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
really_RB
have_HV
much_DT
to_TO
do_DO
with_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
as_CS
far_RB
as_CS
i_PP
could_MD
determine_VB
._.
in_IN
the_DT
long_JJ
run_NN
,_,
it_PP
will_MD
probably_RB
hurt_VB
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
as_CS
people_NN
won't_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
think_VB
of_IN
or_CC
remember_VB
it_PP
._.
martin_NP
vail_NP
(_(
richard_NP
gere_???
)_(
is_BEZ
a_DT
grandiose_JJ
defense_NN
attorney_NN
._.
he_PP
loves_VBZ
the_DT
money_NN
and_CC
the_DT
fame_NN
that_CS
go_VB
along_IN
with_IN
defending_NN
(_(
successfully_RB
)_)
rich_JJ
scum_NN
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
mafia_NN
men_NNS
and_CC
drug-dealers_NNS
._.
once_RB
he_PP
sees_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
accused_VBD
killer_NN
of_IN
a_DT
prominent_JJ
chicago_NP
archbishop_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
baby-faced_JJ
alter_VB
boy_NN
,_,
he_PP
wants_VBZ
in_IN
on_IN
the_DT
case_NN
,_,
presumably_RB
for_IN
the_DT
press_NN
he'll_???
get_VB
._.
we_PP
soon_RB
find_VB
out_RP
that_DT
the_DT
prosecutor_NN
assigned_VBN
is_BEZ
a_DT
former_DT
lover_NN
,_,
janet_NP
venable_JJ
(_(
laura_NN
linney_NN
)_)
._.
vail_NP
himself_PPX
is_BEZ
a_DT
former_DT
prosecutor_NN
,_,
and_CC
quit_VB
because_CS
of_IN
tensions_NNS
between_IN
himself_PPX
and_CC
the_DT
district_NN
attorney_NN
,_,
played_VBD
very_RB
well_RB
by_IN
john_NP
mahoney_NP
(_(
frasier_RBR
's_BEZ
father_NN
on_IN
the_DT
tv_NN
series_NN
)_)
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
an_DT
underlying_JJ
theme_NN
of_IN
dichotomy_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
:_:
people_NN
have_HV
public_JJ
faces_NNS
,_,
and_CC
private_JJ
faces_NNS
._.
we_PP
see_VB
this_DT
in_IN
the_DT
murdered_JJ
archbishop_NN
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
accused_JJ
,_,
and_CC
,_,
most_RBS
strongly_RB
,_,
defense_NN
attorney_NN
martin_NP
vail_NP
._.
richard_NP
gere_???
does_DOZ
a_DT
fairly_RB
good_JJ
job_NN
._.
at_IN
first_OD
,_,
he_PP
appears_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
money-_???
and_CC
attention-grabbing_JJ
lawyer_NN
,_,
with_IN
no_DT
consideration_NN
of_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
._.
but_CC
we_PP
see_VB
another_DT
side_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
seeker_NN
of_IN
justice_NN
,_,
and_CC
comes_VBZ
to_TO
believe_VB
in_IN
his_PP$
client_NN
._.
alfre_???
woodard_NN
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
judge_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
capable_JJ
,_,
though_CS
somewhat_RB
wasted_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
standard_NN
role_NN
._.
laura_NN
linney_NP
also_RB
does_DOZ
journeyman_NN
work_NN
;_;
nothing_PN
spectacular_JJ
,_,
but_CC
acceptable_JJ
._.
her_PP
relationship_NN
with_IN
vail_NP
is_BEZ
believable_JJ
;_;
their_PP$
verbal_JJ
fencing_NN
adds_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
actor_NN
who_WP
playes_NNS
vail_NP
's_POS
investigator_NN
(_(
unfortunately_RB
,_,
i_PP
don't_DO
remember_VB
his_PP$
name_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
quite_RB
good_JJ
._.
his_PP$
female_JJ
assistant_NN
(_(
she_PP
looked_VBD
very_RB
familiar_JJ
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
can't_MD
remember_VB
where_CS
i've_???
seen_VBN
her_PP$
)_(
was_BEDZ
also_RB
capable_JJ
,_,
but_CC
unspectacular_JJ
._.
the_DT
best_JJS
performance_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
by_IN
edward_NP
norton_NP
._.
he_PP
was_BEDZ
excellent_JJ
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
timid_JJ
altar-boy_NN
turned_VBD
alleged_JJ
"_"
butcher_NN
boy_NN
of_IN
st_NP
._.
mike_NP
's_POS
"_"
._.
i_PP
was_BEDZ
impressed_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
depth_NN
of_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
;_;
there_EX
are_BER
red-herrings_NNS
,_,
and_CC
dead-ends_NNS
,_,
that_CS
in_IN
a_DT
lesser_JJ
film_NN
would_MD
lead_VB
to_IN
a_DT
predictable_JJ
ending_NN
._.
i_PP
liked_VBD
the_DT
plot_NN
twists_NNS
the_DT
film_NN
took_VBD
,_,
and_CC
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
supporting_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
thus_RB
i_PP
give_VB
primal_JJ
fear_NN
a_DT
respectable_JJ
b_NN
+_SYM
rating_NN
._.