…Life is not edited.
That is one of the main entertaining aspects of cinema. Even a “reality” show, film, or documentary has a fictional space and time.
Meanwhile, a viewer is experiencing the film as it plays and that is real. It could be/has been argued that, regardless of a film’s level of escapism (or how ludicrous the idea sounds,) it is still reality.
(But that would mean that Ewoks are real.)