Weepie definitions

wē'pē
A work, especially a film or play, that is excessively sentimental.
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A sad, often maudlin film.
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(colloquial or nonstandard) 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. "” Review of After the Wedding.

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Origin of weepie

From weep.