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While sniggering up our sleeves at how seriously the Americans take this schmaltzy show tune of an anthem, one can only admire the players' lyrical knowledge.
Wearing a frilly pink gown that made her look like a Disney Princess come to life, Underwood sang the sudsy and schmaltzy "Just a Dream," a song about a bride-to-be whining that the day set for her wedding is now going to be for a military funeral of her fiance killed in Iraq.
The film is as schmaltzy as they come, the acting rudimentary and the tunes far from Berlin's best but it's a tale of decency and loyalty and the comradeship of arms.
Schmaltzy father-daughter bonding sweetens the pill, sparking some lovely quick-fire banter between Costner and the luminous Carroll, who shows impressive emotional range.
In the Adagio, Belohlavek was heartfelt but never schmaltzy, and the finale emerged as powerfully measured yet full of Romantic feeling.
When you look at 29th Street there are those cheap clothing stores and schmaltzy flower shops," Roberts said.
Through the slightly schmaltzy porch, and up towards a giant panel, the light decreases, the golden panel amazes and close to it you take a sharp turn to the right and into the big barn.
Sure, it is too schmaltzy by today's standards, but its innocence is what I like, along with the idea that an average guy with a good heart can succeed when it appears that he is facing insurmountable odds.
Apart from The Merry Widow you don't hear much of the music of Franz Lehar (1870-1948) anymore, I suppose his brand of slightly schmaltzy romanticism has long since become pass6.
At first, the idea of Streisand embracing a pop warhorse too schmaltzy for even an American Idol wanna-be will draw sneers.
Give me a cheesy, schmaltzy Sleepless in Seattle over a gritty, grainy Casablanca any day of the week.
Aside from these simple, schmaltzy sentiments, the world of seeds is a complicated, multifaceted place these days.
But in true Hollywood fashion, it's bookended by a schmaltzy love story.
Those who termed the movie schmaltzy will probably consider the book schmaltzy, too.
For example, NBC seemed to have in mind that American distance swimmer Janet Evans would win medals so it could air a schmaltzy retrospective of her career and talk about its high note ending.
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