There's plenty to like here - some good performances and strong humour - but it comes with an ending that isn't just treacly
but deeply improbable.
Bell's weird polyglot tuner has enough decent ditties and treacly
entertainment value to pass reasonable muster at its subsequent summer engagements in Kansas City, Dallas and Atlanta.
Children will love the gadgets but this is a rather treacly
comic-strip fantasy adventure which almost begs to be a cartoon.
Birds seeking shelter on the shore near the centre of the storm were covered in a treacly
mixture of oil and seaweed - the first evidence of what one Russian official called an "environmental disaster".
Jacqueline Cambas' editing is notably stiff, and Joseph Vitarelli's score just plain treacly
GWYNETH Paltrow is such a class act that she gives this rather treacly
melodrama much more credit than it deserves.
Sweet, sentimental and sickly, The Holiday will have you gagging on its treacly
That was evident in the contrast between Eric Clapton's tried, true and totally treacly
rendition of "Wonderful Tonight" and the burnished power Slowhand and Jean wrung from the new "Is This Romance?"
ROBIN WILLIAMS has had a humour bypass as he plays a robot longing to be human to woo Portia (Embeth Davidtz) in a very treacly
futuristic comedy drama.
version of interMission, Richard Curtis's tales of London romance add up to good escapist stuff.
A deaf mother joins a sign-language theater troupe to make her young daughter better understand her predicament in "I Love You," a message movie that isn't quite as right-on and treacly
as it sounds but which, outside Japan, will be limited to special events and screenings for the hearing-impaired.
Don't expect big laughs - but there are some gently comic sidewipes by Murphy and Co in a sometimes too treacly
piece which also stirs in romance, corporate backstabbing and media manipulation.