An example of a cliché is the expression of "walk a mile in another's shoes."
Kidnapping the love interest during a film is a bit of a cliché.
While this seems like a cliche, it is true.
It is very easy to cross the boundary into cliche.
Many sayings are trite or cliche, but don't avoid them solely for that reason.
So to use a cliche, it's best to walk before you run.
I can only offer the cliche retort: " I don't know why I did it - I just did it.