tear-jerker


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tear-jerker

(ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkə)
n
informal an excessively sentimental film, play, book, etc
Translations

tear-jerker

[ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkəʳ] N (= film) → película f lacrimógena; (= play) → dramón m muy sentimental, obra f lacrimógena

tear-jerker

[ˈtɪəˌdʒɜːkəʳ] n (fam) the film/story is a real tear-jerkerè veramente un film/una storia strappalacrime
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A TV insider said: "ITV expect millions to tune in and it is likely to be a real tear-jerker for her fans.
A TV insider said: "It is likely to be a real tear-jerker for her fans.
PAUL O'Grady's tear-jerker TV show about Battersea Dogs Home has sparked a huge surge in donations to the charity.
Pacino (as usual) is full of quirks and mannerisms, but this wellmade tear-jerker has a fine cast (Jennifer Garner, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer and Bobby Cannavale) and some lovely Lennon songs that help give it a real class.
Sadly my wife and two older children cannot enjoy the film as they are not bilingual, and for their benefit and millions of other non-Welsh speakers throughout the UK I wish a production company would make a professional DVD version with a subtitle option as I just know this classic tear-jerker would be a must watch every Christmas.
It begins with La Traviata, Verdi's tear-jerker, and continues on Wednesday with Manon Lescaut, in which Puccini charts Manon's rapid descent from innocent girl to criminal.
Now 52, it was Boyle's tear-jerker audition on Britain's Got Talent that threw her into the international limelight.
She produces cheesy tear-jerker TV serials and he is known for his intelligent cinema.
Summary: After a huge effort, the sequel to Raymond Briggs' The Snowman has been completed and it is set to be another tear-jerker.
The Willy Russell tear-jerker about twins separated at birth welcomes back Wet Wet Wet frontman turned West End star Marti Pellow, who appeared in the musical during a run at Sunderland Empire.
You might be in need of not one but two hankies to sit through this tear-jerker.
Mumbai, Sept 6 ( ANI ): Legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who is set to make her celluloid debut with 'Mai,' has revealed that the movie will be a tear-jerker, and would move every girl who watches it.