schmaltzy

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schmaltzy

and shmaltzy (ˈʃmɑltsi)
mod. overly sweet and sentimental. (see also schmaltz.) This movie is too schmaltzy for me.
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The 3D format is entirely superfluous, and its saccharine schmaltziness and manipulative pulling at the heartstrings stop me from awarding it four stars.
Shifting from utter despair to gut-wrenching determination, this would-be showstopper builds with her big, powerhouse voice, keeping any potential schmaltziness at bay while grabbing hold of the naturally flowing lyrics for all it's worth.
Both works stress organization and individuality, crunchy New Age schmaltziness and something much deeper, more sincere and personal.
While the song is a little over the top, she keeps the potential schmaltziness at bay with the strength of her performance.
He is warm without schmaltziness, knowledgeable but unpretentious and possesses a wicked twinkle and lightness of touch that make the complicated business of anchoring a fast-moving and varied evening news show seem like a cosy chat in the pub.
On this revamping of Isaak's collaboration with first lady of pop banality Diane Warren, the two powerhouse voices tenderly complement each other, while keeping the potential schmaltziness of gooey strings (a Warren signature) at bay.