The Progressive: Attack of the Killer Cliches

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The Progressive: Attack of the Killer Cliches

June 13, 2016

by Mike Ervin

Shallow art is usually harmless. Being blindsided in an elevator by the latest Kenny G offering may feel annoying and vaguely insulting to your intelligence, but the best thing to do is walk it off and shoulder on.

But sometimes art is so vacuously shallow that it becomes dangerous. Such is the case with the newly-released movie Me Before You. Yes, the feel-good romantic date movie of the summer is the story of the cliched bitter cripple who longs to commit suicide and the clueless nondisabled people in his life who want to prove how much they “love” him by helping him do it. Continue reading . . .