Dead Poets Society is the story about a group of complete idiots who ruin their lives after they misinterpret the lessons of a daring teacher and see their attempted re-enactments of his lessons as courage.
It's also a very depressing movie.
The first half of this movie starts out with a very light and humorous tone. You've got Robin Williams' absolutely delightful performance as Keating shining through and there's a lot of comedy here that'll definitely make you laugh at some point. It's a nice establishment of what I initially thought to be a bright movie that was about some form of coming-of-age, and it would have a decently happy ending.
Then the midpoint kicks in.
Every single plot point…