tear-jerker


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tear-jerker

(ˈtɪrdʒɚkɚ)
n. a very sad story or film. I don’t care to read a steady diet of tear-jerkers.
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TEAR-JERKER Jaz Ellington has spoken of his heartache after a childhood pal was gunned down in a gangland shooting.
The next one is on Wednesday, July 15, when, after the tear-jerker that is La Traviata we get the comedy of The Barber Of Seville.
Previous perky hit Change helps to generate momentum early on but best is new single Red, an epic tear-jerker with summer smash written all over it.
There's the tear-jerker 'Revolutionary Road' with Oscar nominee Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey's 'Yes Man' for those after a good laugh, and of course Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' for those that want to see what all the hype is about.
AUSSIE entertainment legend Rolf Harris is teaming up with award-winning Fron Male Voice Choir to re-record his Christmas 1969 tear-jerker hit Two Little Boys.
Which film was named best tear-jerker of all time in a poll?
a global health care leader in eye care, to unveil the Top 10 Tear-Jerker Book List and launch the Dry Eye Book Club, a national health education campaign.
A colleague and I are walking and the topic of tear-jerker movie scenes comes up.
But the minute you see Jose (Mexican pop star Eduardo Verastegui) sitting on the beach, stroking his foot-long beard in the crudely made tear-jerker "Bella," you know the man has been through a lot.
Rather than attempt to argue why such injunctions and traditions were wrong or in need of change, we were inundated with cloying sentiment and nauseating treacle: the media produced endless tear-jerker "documentaries" about that sweet, nice homosexual couple who, wouldn't you know, live in everyone's community and are just like us except that their romantic desires were so cruelly thwarted by an "unjust" and "homophobic" society's denial of their "right" to marry.
This is a brilliant novel packed with powerful feelings and suspense and with a real tear-jerker ending.
Ahern has said that her book, 'PS I Love You', is a real tear-jerker and is the story of a 29-year-old called Holly whose boyfriend Gerry dies of a brain tumour.
Imai says he can eliminate the gene (basic hereditary unit) that creates the tear-jerker chemical--without ruining an onion's taste.
From CBS's shameless piece of hagiography titled, simply enough, Jack, to the NBC News "minute-by-minute reconstruction of what happened thirty years ago," all topped off by the sexually steamy yet violin-laden tear-jerker JFK.
Viewers will learn who turned down Jodie Foster's Academy Award-winning role in Silence of the Lambs and which well-known actor decided not to play Jack Nicholson's role in the 1983 tear-jerker, Terms of Endearment.