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hokey

(ˈhoki)
mod. contrived; phony; ill conceived. (see also hocus.) That’s a pretty hokey idea, but it may work.
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The adaptation was written by the author and the director, and the film's ending was changed from the novel's ambiguous one to a hokier and less satisfying one.
Like the hokier ``Out of Africa'' and ``I Dreamed of Africa,'' ``Nowhere'' is based on a woman's memoir.
The twisty climax is actually much hokier than anything Hitch would have permitted.
And he's got the company's crack acting team on the job to help us through the hokier stretches .
Based on Barry Williams' good-humored, unpretentious memoirs of the Brady experience, ``Growing Up Brady'' has a hokey framing device, but of course, it couldn't be any hokier than the show it essays.