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"Perhaps sooner than we think we'll see TV Guide refer to Imitation of Life not as "a weepy" but as "one of Douglas Sirk's masterpieces." --Gary Morris

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

A sad or emotionally charged broadcast, film, movie, play, song, or story, sometimes exceeding the limits of necessity and/or believability.



  1. A sad or sentimental film, often portraying troubled romance, designed to elicit a tearfully emotional response from its audience.
    Talented filmmaker Susanne Bier [...] keeps control over the storms of melodrama that swirl in this rich weepie, a 2006 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

See also

Tears, jerking, sentimental, melodrama, lachrymose

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