Not A Lesson: Why Dear Evan Hansen And Roadrunner Are Both Deeply Irresponsible Depictions Of Suicide

Not A Lesson: Why Dear Evan Hansen And Roadrunner Are Both Deeply Irresponsible Depictions Of Suicide
Spoilers for the films "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain."

This year two films have crossed into dangerous and irresponsible territory in using suicide and suicidal ideation as story arcs. 

First, Morgan Neville's documentary "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain," ostensibly a look at the life and work of celebrity chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain, used his death by suicide to elicit heartbreaking interviews from grieving friends and family, while also wading into troublesome tropes about suicide. Next, Stephen Chbosky's take on the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen," equally bungles the subject...

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