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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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Tyler and Lyne are the Forrest Gump of '50s pop, variously - and, usually, hokily - encountering Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jackie Wilson, Eddie Cochran, B.
One of the biggest is the opening shot across Phoenix and into the cruddy hotel room where Marion Crane and Sam Loomis (now a credible Anne Heche and a hokily cowboy-ified Viggo Mortensen) have just finished making love.
The Matchmaker'' is not much of a movie, but it's chipper and charming and more entertaining than any romantic comedy this flimsily written and hokily contrived deserves to be.