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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.