Meaning: Said when something dramatic or exciting happens in real life.
Our eyes met across a crowded room – it was just like in the movies.
He jumped into the water and saved him from drowning. It was just like in the movies!
It was just like in the movies: the plane shook and the oxygen masks came down. I was so scared!
In which situation could someone say “it was just like in the movies“?
A. Getting to school on time.
B. Waiting for the train for a long, long time.
C. Reaching for the same apple at the supermarket at the exact same time as someone else and falling in love at first sight.
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The correct answer is C. A and B are normal, regular things that happen all the time. C is something special, something dramatic – something similar to what you might see in a movie. Or, as we sometimes also say, “Art imitates life.“