Doing the latter isn't easy, but sentimentality for failing enterprises gets you nowhere.
Nobel prizewinning novelist V.S. Naipaul has slammed her for the sin of sentimentality.
The actors are dedicated, the characters honest; the writers walk the fine line between comedy and sentimentality flawlessly.
In fact, for its sentimentality, its lazy humor, its unpleasant caricatures, it may in fact be one of his worst.
I have come to this conclusion: if “sentimentality” is lazy emotion, then the term itself is lazy criticism.
In the theatres men took their realism sugared by a sentimentality that sent them home contented.
This scene of sentimentality was not at all what she had come for.
What conceivable cunning could do such execution as her stupendous appeal to masculine vanity, sentimentality, egoism?
The beast affected a sentimentality to which he must be a stranger.
All this sentimentality, caused only by unsatisfied desires.