I don't want to sentimentalise
the past - times change.
This is interesting stuff and nicely played by Paltrow who makes sure that Abbie does not sentimentalise
her dead husband.
These are not sympathetic characters but to soften or sentimentalise
them would be a cop-out, especially for Phil Daniels's nicely-realised thug.
As regards our institutions though, we should not sentimentalise
Do these people know or care about how many lives have been destroyed by crimes such as muggings, burglaries and vandalism committed by the youths who they sentimentalise
It is, as we reviewers say, a 'thundering good read' and it deals with, among other themes, the Krays and Jack the Hat - villains of the kind of crime with which the British love to read about in their tabloids and whom they tend to sentimentalise
with remarks like 'They only killed their own'.
Despite this the film never sentimentalises
or patronises and this is one of its strongest features.
I've always been left a bit cold by Saturday night shows which dramatise pain and sentimentalises
old folk's declining functions.
Antony Sher who, lapsing effortlessly into Cockney as Kean sentimentalises
his tumbling days, persuades us for a couple of hours that he was born to play no other role (except, possibly, Richard III and Shy-lock, of which we also get a taste).
Best of all, the movie neither mocks nor sentimentalises
the simplicity of its three heroes but finds in them a rough-hewn goodness and the odd shady spot of imperfection.
Does that mean Medea should be shunned because it sentimentalises