What Movie Do You Relate to The Most?


Silas & Grace

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

That was the one. The movie that really hit me hard in a weird way.

It kind of calls you out, like “Hey, what are you doing with your life? Are you happy?”

And the soundtrack is paired so well with this theme.

But for those who don’t know what the movie is about, I’ll sum it up in a paragraph:

The main character, Walter, works at LIFE magazine, as a photo developer. Having given up on his dreams early in life to take care of his mother & sister after his father died, he is now in his 40’s, single and left to daydream of extraordinary (and heroic) situations he puts himself in. However, he’s fired from his job for an important missing photo sent in to him by a famous photographer. This basically then forces him to go search out this elusive travel photographer (through a series of events) and makes his daydreams real life. His crazy imaginations are no longer in his head.

And in this beautiful movie, it made me realize, I am that way so often. I put myself in fantastical situations in my head… but why would I not seek these out in real life?

Why would I allow my fears to grab at me and keep me from experiencing real beautiful things?

Now thankfully, for the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world full-time with my husband after my blog took off.

I’ve gotten to see reindeer crossing a frozen lake from the window of a train.

I’ve woken up to the sound of drums softly beating in the temple grounds behind my apartment in Japan in the middle of the morning. 

And I’ve taken tea in the old-time hotel where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express.

But I don’t think the message of that movie is done with me. I think I have a lot more to experience and new levels of meaning in my life to unlock.

So, what movie speaks to you? Which one do you relate to?

It doesn’t have to be serious like mine at all. I’d honestly love to know. ☺️

PS – If you wanna read about my travels, here’s my experience visiting Japan in the fall (with some travel tips), plus the Taiwanese village that made me feel like I was in a movie.

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

13 thoughts on “What Movie Do You Relate to The Most?”

  1. I related to “Beauty and The Beast” the most because of my life with my husband. Because while everyone from my family thought of him as a rogue because of his background and were he was from, I saw past that. Despite the fact that I was raised in an environment with sophisticated, rich, and do gooders. I’m at least glad I didn’t possess the quality of judging someone based on their past and what they came from. I saw past the ugliness and changed him from a beast into a prince. Because my whole life, I’ve never went for outer beauty, the inside is what matters to me most. That’s the part I look at first.

  2. We hardly watch movies or TV. Movies and series we watch: All star wars, Harry Potter, MacGyver, all the Marvel Comic movies like Thor, Iron Man; Top Gun, Cocoon, The Last Star Fighter, Mash and every Pink Panther movie as it cracked us up. Mrs. Miracle is a movie we watch every Christmas. I am into documentaries about Planet Earth (Oceans, Land, Outer Space, Flora and Fauna). Grant watches World War I & II as he is a war historian with his uncles being overseas in Europe, fighting for Canada and the U.K. We are into being in nature, traveling (Canada, USA, Europe, Portugal & Spain, Australia, Bahamas, Bali, Britain & Scotland). We bought our motor home May 2019, lived in it for 18 months, now in an Airbnb until April 15, 2021.

  3. We rarely watch TV unless it is a futuristic movie, Marvel Comic movies (sons and grandsons love those), Star Wars, Star Trek, Last Star Fighter, Cocoon etc. We did enjoy Mrs. Miracles at Christmas. Hubby loves the MacGyver, series and Top Gun. I am more into documentaries about Planet Earth and the history of our planet. Also read the book “Mycelium Running”…fascinating! We watched every Pink Panther movie with friends of ours, as it cracked us up!

  4. My Movie Was and Is “True Romance”.
    It’s about a young possibly naive comic book store employee who loves Kung foo movies. His boss hires a call girl, the other character -female, who is also naive but has some street smarts and is as tough as nails, to bump into him at the movies. They go for pie and end up back at his place where they fall in love spiritually and physically.
    She has some baggage but like a storm trooper goes to her pimp and sets the situation straight or so he thinks.
    It’s the beginning of an adventure that involved a lot of gratuitous violence, the selling of cocaine , which wasn’t planned, so they can go be free in a life together with some cash. Mob chasing them and a step behind…Tons of great Hollywood actors and a plot twist that keeps you guessing.

    I relate to it for the struggle part. Working for 26 years and getting nowhere, unhappy.
    I was very unhappy in my common law partnership for many years went through the motions of living but having no life. Roommates with 4 children. Non-relationship. Working 3 jobs.
    At 37 I decided that wasn’t going to be my story, I confronted my oppressors and Myself.
    Bit by bit I discovered my self, fell in love with her and what I was capable of doing , I started to paint, sold my first piece for 18,000. I was broke homeless staying at a hotel, but I was free and my painting continued to sustain a life and bring into the Zone, something I had never experienced before, maybe in church once…14 months later I churned out a little over 150 pieces. I met my now charming husband during that time. I fell in wholesome love for the first time in my life. I discovered I was an artist at 40. He saw Me. The real Me.
    Retired from the music industry, I spend my days chasing after my 3 year old in northern Ontario and being creative. I repurpose materials and transform into pretty and useful items. BrenArt.

  5. Loved “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” I think many of us have stopped to wonder what we are doing and questioned our lives.

    I saw your comment about staying at the place where Agatha Christie wrote, “Murder on the Orient Express.” I just watched that movie (version with Johnny Depp). I never knew what it was about but now want to book a train trip on the Express minus the murder part.

    Personally, I love movies that make me laugh and cry and that have good character development. One such full, “Intouchables” is a French flick about a Parisian aristocrat who becomes a quadriplegic. The story develops around the male care giver he hires, their friendship and how they change each other’s lives. Ah, and it’s based on a true story.

  6. Awesome. I am always Dr Who. I do travel to the far posts of the universe and I dance like him with all the clumsiness while my biggest nightmare is not far from his that is finding myself isolated from all humans and living things and away from our home planet…

    I loved your story


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