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) HH HHH INSPIRATIONAL parenting pep talks mix awkwardly with vigilante violence in this mawkish and misjudged foster family comedy drama, from the maker of Mark Wahlberg's Daddy's Home films.
INSTANT FAMILY (12A) HH HHH INSPIRATIONAL parenting pep talks mix awkwardly with vigilante violence in this mawkish and misjudged foster family comedy drama, from the maker of Mark Wahlberg's Daddy's Home films.
Director Robert Zemeckis is responsible for creating this mawkish mix of mental illness, obsession, romance, bullet-shredding action and witchcraft, and he can't resist referencing his previous work, particularly the classic Back to the Future trilogy, a high point on his CV which seems ever further in the past.
Director Robert Zemeckis is responsible for creating this mawkish mix of mental illness, obsession, romance, bullet shredding action and witchcraft, and he can't resist referencing his previous work, particularly the classic Back to the Future trilogy, a high point on his CV which seems ever further in the past.
Thankfully, Loncraine has attracted a stellar British cast to flesh out the roles and they elevate mediocre material drizzled in mawkish sentimentality.
The absence of fathers is noticeable not because of any mawkish sentiment engendered either in the characters or the audience but because of the effect that absent patriarchs have on the characters' ability to reach their more permanent home.
It's a movie both mawkish and whimsical but, boy oh boy, does it deliver in the last 40 minutes or so.
The black-and-white polish of "Concrete Night" is as sleek and lovely as it was in "3 Rooms," but this mawkish bummer about an ill-used teenage boy wandering around a surreally forbidding Helsinki is marred by a facile nihilism that trivializes the urban alienation it seeks to illuminate.
I KNOW C4's Derek, starring Ricky Gervais had been mocked as mawkish and mushy but I like its gentleness.
The old Etonian may have an industrial cv, but the mawkish idea of using corpses for heating, cooking and lighting and powering the television, isn''t exactly a theological concept.
And miltary leaders warned that Remembrance Day events were on the verge of becoming "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.
She is far from miserable and mawkish, even though she put out albums called "Sad Girl" and "The Maudlin Years" (the latter which Costello praised as one of the "500 Greatest Albums at All Times").
This is exactly what happened with Princess Diana, and when we look back at all the mawkish emotion displayed then, most people feel slightly nauseous.
Lawrence fails to generate screen chemistry with either of his love interests and the father-son bonding of the final reel is mawkish and crudely engineered.