schmaltzy

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schmaltzy

Having or characterized by excessive or exaggerated sentimentalism, especially in art, music, or writing. Originally from Yiddish. The film is pretty schmaltzy, to be sure, but it would take a heart of stone not to be moved by it all the same. I'm working on a more literary novel in my spare time, but I pay my bills by writing schmaltzy romance novels.

schmaltzy

and shmaltzy (ˈʃmɑltsi)
mod. overly sweet and sentimental. (see also schmaltz.) This movie is too schmaltzy for me.
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Conspicuously tamer and schmaltzier than more rambunctious (and, occasionally, more anarchic) 2002 predecessor, vidpic should nonetheless post brisk sales and rental numbers.
IF the remarkable story of Texas baseball coach Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) wasn't true you'd think that Disney was indulging in one of its sillier and schmaltzier Hollywood fantasies.