His annoyance is bitter anger bordering on rage; his sentiment is mawkish .
It is a sentimental, even mawkish , language, richly mined with hidden menace and self-deceptions.
Rarely does an artist expose his or her personal vulnerability without descending into the mawkish and sentimental.
This, I hope, won't sound mawkish , but the poems strike me as gentler too.
No pods being immediately in evidence, we suspect it was a more run-of-the-mill form of mawkish , voter-confidence-reducing sentimentality disguised as comradely goodwill.
Imbued with tenderness and earthy humour, the film never crosses the line between sensitivity and mawkish sentimentality, and the action sequences, particularly with the whales, are deftly staged.
But the obvious pitfalls, of making the effort mawkish , sentimental and overly sanctimonious, are always there.
It's as manipulative, sentimental and mawkish as any film could possibly dare to be - cinematic saccharine with a shimmering pro-fantasy, anti-science trim.
This time, it was just an outpouring of mawkish sentiment.
This is a refreshing development, given that modern theatre is all too often marked by self-indulgence and mawkish sentimentality.