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I KNOW C4's Derek, starring Ricky Gervais had been mocked as mawkish and mushy but I like its gentleness.
Dylan Thomas - or Mawkish Morlais, as I call him - took sixteen years to complete Under Milk Wood which has no plot and is composed of one dimensional characters whereas Gwyn Thomas was far more prolific and wrote with a greater variety of style and subject.
Inspired by a true story, The Sessions is a deeply emotional character study that eschews smuttiness and mawkish sentiment, presenting Mark's condition with unflinching candour.
SO Mr Sanders thinks singing mawkish nauseating carols belong to lifelong children who believe in a supernatural child.
This is writer-director Cameron Crowe at his most mawkish and cliched.
Continental Drift is a colourful romp with a generous glaze of mawkish sentiment to hammer home the importance of family in times of emotional upheaval.
ANIMATI It's a colourful romp with a generous glaze of mawkish sentiment to hammer home the importance of the family unit in times of emotional upheaval.
The film has its funny moments but Madden could have avoided the random mawkish bursts.
Before ringmaster Simon Cowell astutely realised that the torrents of tear-jerking tosh were a mawkish mistake.
He warned of "excessive reverence" for the forces, adding: "Some of this is good and laudable and some is pretty mawkish.
Lewis Colick's screenplay veers between the metaphysical and the mawkish.
Ditto the so-called safety charity BRAKE with its usual mawkish comments about 'families traumatically bereaved by speed' and over-simplistic, over-emotional arguments.