How do you guys say it if a movie/song's story happens to someone. Is it

She experiences the song/movie (<-- this is more like she sings/watches it?)


She encounters the song


The song's story happens to her.

? I'm not sure with those sentences, though. How do you guys usually say it? I need in British and American style.

  • Are you asking how we would describe a situation where what happens to us in our lives mirrors the plot of a movie or the circumstances of a song?
    – TimR
    Apr 30, 2016 at 12:24
  • Yes, like, the song tells story about her. Apr 30, 2016 at 12:25
  • She is living that song.
    – TimR
    Apr 30, 2016 at 12:26
  • It's one way to say it. Most people would understand it to mean that the circumstances of her own life mirror those in the song.
    – TimR
    Apr 30, 2016 at 12:27

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There is a phrase that generally describes such a relationship:

Art imitates life.

meaning that what is portrayed in art forms reflect on (and are often closely related to) the actual lives of people. Such relationships could be purposeful or accidental.

For example, a while after the movie Twister was released, a real tornado struck the town where the "hollywood" tornado struck in the movie.


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