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let_VB
's_BEZ
say_NN
you_PP
live_VB
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the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
an_DT
airport_NN
runway_NN
._.
large_JJ
jetliners_NNS
continuously_RB
pass_VB
over_IN
your_PP$
house_NN
,_,
rattling_NN
your_PP$
windows_NNS
and_CC
allowing_VBG
few_DT
moments_NNS
of_IN
peace_NN
._.
let_VB
's_BEZ
say_NN
the_DT
ground_NN
beneath_IN
your_PP$
feet_NNS
is_BEZ
also_RB
contaminated_VBN
with_IN
toxic_JJ
substances_NNS
,_,
and_CC
high_JJ
voltage_NN
power_NN
lines_NNS
run_VB
across_IN
steel_NN
towers_NNS
only_RB
yards_NNS
from_IN
your_PP$
home_NN
._.
now_RB
let_VB
's_BEZ
say_NN
an_DT
airport_NN
conglomerate_NN
wants_VBZ
to_IN
buy_NN
your_PP$
property_NN
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
lengthen_VB
the_DT
runway_NN
,_,
and_CC
offers_VBZ
you_PP
more_DT
than_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
worth_IN
._.
wouldn't_MD
you_PP
jump_VB
in_IN
the_DT
air_NN
and_CC
have_HV
your_PP$
bags_NNS
packed_VBN
before_IN
you_PP
landed_VBD
?_?
of_IN
course_NN
you_PP
would_MD
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
if_CS
this_RB
bit_NN
of_IN
land_NN
was_BEDZ
your_PP$
idea_NN
of_IN
paradise_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
house_NN
your_PP$
castle_NN
?_?
that_CS
's_NNS
what_WDT
they_PP
are_BER
to_IN
darryl_???
kerrigan_NN
(_(
michael_NP
caton_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
although_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
happy_JJ
that_CS
a_DT
multi-national_JJ
corporation_NN
would_MD
like_VB
to_IN
buy_NN
his_PP$
home_NN
,_,
sorry_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
for_IN
sale_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
the_DT
corporation_NN
wields_VBZ
quite_RB
a_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
influence_NN
over_IN
the_DT
australian_JJ
government_NN
,_,
which_WDT
serves_VBZ
darryl_???
and_CC
his_PP$
family_NN
with_IN
what_WDT
amounts_NNS
to_IN
an_DT
eviction_NP
notice_NN
._.
not_XNOT
about_RB
to_IN
take_VB
this_RB
lying_VBG
down_RP
,_,
darryl_???
enlists_NNS
the_DT
help_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
inept_JJ
attorney_NN
friend_NN
dennis_NP
denuto_NP
(_(
tiriel_NP
mora_???
)_(
and_CC
makes_VBZ
a_DT
determined_JJ
,_,
albeit_CS
pathetic_JJ
,_,
attempt_NN
to_IN
fight_NN
back_NN
._.
the_DT
castle_NN
,_,
an_DT
australian_JJ
comedy_NN
by_IN
rob_NP
sitch_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
perhaps_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
simplest_JJS
movies_NNS
i've_???
seen_VBN
in_IN
recent_JJ
memory_NN
,_,
yet_RB
also_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
funniest_JJS
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
this_DT
film_NN
's_POS
reliance_NN
on_IN
simplicity_NN
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
it_PP
so_RB
successful_JJ
._.
the_DT
good_JJ
guys_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
bad_JJ
guys_NNS
are_BER
clear_JJ
,_,
the_DT
humor_NN
is_BEZ
straightforward_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
storyline_JJ
is_BEZ
as_CS
uncomplicated_VBN
as_IN
it_PP
gets_VBZ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
perfect_JJ
setup_???
for_CS
a_DT
relaxing_JJ
,_,
hilarious_JJ
good_JJ
time_NN
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
much_DT
as_IN
i_PP
hate_VB
to_TO
admit_VB
it_PP
,_,
i_PP
liked_VBD
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
i_PP
didn't_DOD
have_HV
to_TO
think_VB
all_PDT
that_DT
much_DT
while_CS
watching_VBG
this_DT
film_NN
._.
i_PP
just_RB
sat_VBD
back_RP
and_CC
enjoyed_VBD
myself_PPX
._.
the_DT
situation_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
we've_???
seen_VBN
before_IN
:_:
regular_JJ
joe_NP
fights_NNS
back_NN
against_IN
the_DT
government_NN
,_,
or_CC
big_JJ
business_NN
,_,
or_CC
whatever_WDT
._.
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
this_DT
film_NN
different_JJ
is_BEZ
its_PP$
characters_NNS
._.
darryl_???
thinks_VBZ
he_PP
's_BEZ
got_VBN
the_DT
best_JJS
life_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
-_-
he_PP
tells_VBZ
his_PP$
family_NN
that_CS
living_NN
next_OD
to_IN
power_NN
lines_NNS
is_BEZ
a_DT
constant_JJ
reminder_NN
of_IN
the_DT
success_NN
of_IN
mankind_NN
,_,
he_PP
asks_VBZ
who_WP
would_MD
ever_RB
want_VB
to_IN
go_NN
out_RP
and_CC
eat_VB
in_IN
a_DT
fancy_JJ
restaurant_NN
when_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
got_VBN
the_DT
meat_NN
loaf_NN
feast_NN
prepared_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
sal_NP
(_(
anne_NP
tenny_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
swells_NNS
with_IN
pride_NN
when_CS
his_PP$
son_NN
dale_NP
(_(
stephen_NP
curry_NN
)_)
digs_NNS
a_DT
hole_NN
in_IN
the_DT
yard_NN
._.
steve_NP
kerrigan_NP
(_(
anthony_NP
simcoe_NP
)_)
constantly_RB
combs_VBZ
the_DT
buy_VB
and_CC
sell_VB
ads_???
looking_JJ
for_CS
"_"
investments_NNS
"_"
like_IN
jousting_VBG
sticks_NNS
and_CC
overhead_JJ
projectors_NNS
,_,
while_CS
wayne_NP
kerrigan_NP
is_BEZ
in_IN
jail_NN
,_,
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
of_IN
dennis_NP
denuto_NP
's_POS
incompetent_JJ
courtroom_NN
maneuvers_NNS
._.
the_DT
great_JJ
thing_NN
about_IN
the_DT
kerrigans_NNS
is_BEZ
that_CS
they_PP
aren't_BER
so_RB
stupid_JJ
that_CS
they_PP
get_VB
annoying_VBG
._.
they're_???
just_RB
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
simpletons_NNS
whose_WP$
naive_JJ
nature_NN
is_BEZ
perfectly_RB
harmless_JJ
and_CC
even_RB
endearing_JJ
._.
we_PP
look_VB
upon_IN
them_PP
with_IN
a_DT
little_JJ
bit_NN
of_IN
pity_NN
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
whole_JJ
lot_NN
of_IN
affection_NN
._.
screenwriters_NNS
sitch_VB
,_,
santo_NP
cilauro_NN
,_,
tom_NP
gleisner_NN
,_,
and_CC
jane_NP
kennedy_NP
pit_NN
this_DT
lovable_JJ
bunch_NN
of_IN
unlikely_JJ
crusaders_NNS
against_IN
a_DT
stoic_JJ
court_NN
system_NN
and_CC
a_DT
condescending_JJ
business_NN
conglomerate_NN
,_,
further_RBR
polarizing_VBG
the_DT
extremes_NNS
and_CC
deepening_JJ
our_PP$
feelings_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
kerrigans_NNS
._.
sympathy_NN
for_IN
their_PP$
situation_NN
,_,
the_DT
laughter_NN
they_PP
bring_VB
us_PP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
family_NN
's_POS
wonderful_JJ
characterization_NN
,_,
simple_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
may_MD
be_BE
,_,
leaves_NNS
us_PP
with_IN
a_DT
degree_NN
of_IN
emotional_JJ
investment_NN
that_CS
causes_NNS
us_PP
to_TO
actually_RB
care_VB
about_IN
what_WDT
happens_VBZ
to_IN
them_PP
._.
i_PP
suppose_VB
one_CD
might_MD
wonder_VB
how_WRB
deep_JJ
characterization_NN
can_MD
go_VB
when_CS
your_PP$
characters_NNS
are_BER
as_IN
inane_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
kerrigans_NNS
,_,
but_CC
trust_NN
me_PP
,_,
it_PP
works_VBZ
._.
i_PP
particularly_RB
noted_VBN
that_CS
the_DT
writers_NNS
did_DOD
not_XNOT
have_HV
to_TO
use_VB
slapstick_NP
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
get_VB
laughs_NNS
._.
don't_DO
get_VB
me_PP
wrong_JJ
-_-
slapstick_NP
,_,
when_CS
executed_VBN
well_RB
,_,
can_MD
be_BE
genius_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
just_RB
that_DT
too_RB
often_RB
,_,
a_DT
film_NN
will_MD
resort_NN
to_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
use_NN
as_IN
a_DT
shortcut_JJ
to_IN
amusing_JJ
the_DT
audience_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
always_RB
successfully_RB
._.
instead_RB
,_,
the_DT
jokes_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
castle_NN
are_BER
all_PDT
hinged_JJ
upon_IN
the_DT
dialog_NN
uttered_VBN
by_IN
these_DT
people_NN
who_WP
have_HV
no_DT
idea_NN
that_CS
they_PP
are_BER
totally_RB
skewed_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
._.
when_CS
they_PP
are_BER
by_IN
themselves_PPX
,_,
the_DT
are_BER
funny_JJ
,_,
and_CC
when_CS
they_PP
are_BER
with_IN
normal_JJ
people_NN
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
hilarious_JJ
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
few_DT
problems_NNS
i_PP
saw_VBD
with_IN
this_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
detour_NN
taken_VBN
about_IN
midway_NN
though_CS
._.
the_DT
kerrigans_NNS
go_VB
out_RP
to_IN
a_DT
vacation_NP
spot_NN
for_IN
seemingly_RB
no_DT
reason_NN
other_JJ
than_CS
to_TO
pack_VB
in_IN
a_DT
few_DT
more_DT
jokes_NNS
and_CC
increase_NN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
running_NN
time_NN
._.
luckily_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
funny_JJ
little_JJ
detour_NN
that_CS
,_,
while_CS
slightly_RB
distracting_VBG
from_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
main_JJ
drive_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
still_RB
quite_RB
enjoyable_JJ
._.
with_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
levity_NN
abound_VB
in_IN
the_DT
castle_NN
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
still_RB
manages_VBZ
to_IN
take_VB
on_IN
a_DT
pretty_JJ
heavy_JJ
concept_NN
,_,
that_CS
of_IN
the_DT
innate_JJ
right_NN
of_IN
a_DT
citizen_NN
to_IN
keep_VB
his_PP$
property_NN
,_,
an_DT
issue_NN
which_WDT
has_HVZ
been_BEN
bandied_VBN
about_IN
in_IN
courts_NNS
across_IN
the_DT
civilized_JJ
world_NN
with_IN
differing_JJ
outcomes_NNS
._.
i'm_???
not_XNOT
certain_JJ
the_DT
courtroom_NN
monologue_NN
near_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
would_MD
actually_RB
hold_VB
up_RP
in_IN
real_JJ
life_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
brings_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
forefront_NN
the_DT
essence_NN
of_IN
the_DT
constitution_NN
(_(
of_IN
australia_NP
)_)
and_CC
certainly_RB
sounds_VBZ
impressive_JJ
at_IN
any_DT
rate_NN
._.
and_CC
,_,
for_IN
that_DT
matter_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
i_PP
would_MD
have_HV
expected_VBN
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
light_NN
hearted_VBN
film_NN
like_IN
this_DT
._.