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The Secret (2007)

Si j'étais toi (original title)
A wife and mother passes away, and spirit returns in her daughter's body.

Director:

Vincent Perez

Writers:

Ann Cherkis (screenplay), Hiroshi Saitô | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Dr. Benjamin Marris
Lili Taylor ... Hannah Marris
Olivia Thirlby ... Samantha Marris
Brendan Sexton III ... Ethan
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Maggie Adams
Millie Tresierra Millie Tresierra ... Lindsay Porter
Trisha LaFache ... Taylor
Ashley Springer ... Ian
Laurence Leboeuf ... Amelia
Nicole Braber Nicole Braber ... Female Patient
Trent Pardy ... Ski Shop Salesman
Julian Tassielli ... ICU Doctor
Babs Chula ... Psychiatrist (as Babz Chula)
Joanna Noyes ... Elizabeth - Hannah's Mother
Jay Brazeau ... Doug Sullivan
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Husband, wife, and daughter have moved from Boston to Williamstown. At 16, Samantha treats her mother shabbily, but when the two of them are in a horrific car crash, the mother wills Sam to live, somehow losing her own life while her spirit enters Sam. Can she convince husband Ben that she's his wife inside his daughter's body, what if he believes her, and can she live Samantha's life (discovering all her daughter's secrets) while she figures out what to do? What's Ben's part in this secret life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes a gift can be a curse

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and drug and alcohol use involving teens | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Duchovny and Lily Taylor worked together in one episode of the 5th season of The X Files See more »

Quotes

Samantha Marris: You've got a 36 year old wife in the perfect body of a 16 year old. I'm every man's wet dream.
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References The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) See more »

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Was Very Surprised!
16 August 2008 | by Sinisstarfreak17See all my reviews

I was browsing movies in Wal-Mart and came upon the movie. I saw that David Duchovny was in it and naturally wanted to buy it. I did so and went home and watched the film. I myself am in no way into movies where people switch bodies. Whether it is Freaky Friday, or Its a Boy Girl Thing, Transference movies do not interest me. This is nothing like those. They do not switch bodies, but yet the mothers soul seems to migrate into the daughters.

The story itself i really enjoyed. You have a daughter in her teens rejecting her mother because it is not cool, at times wishing she wasn't her mother. It is when the mother goes into the daughters body that the movie begins to take shape. It was not the performance by David, but yet the performance by Olivia Thirlby that blew me away. This being one of her first movies, i was extremely shocked. She plays the mother/daughter character absolutely amazingly and i was really astonished at the job she was doing.

I recommend this movie. As said before, i myself am not into transference movies, but this one really got to me. I really felt for the characters in this film, and thought it ended quite beautifully. I usually do not write reviews, but i saw this one did not have any, and thought that i would write my own. This may not be the best review, but i am new at it. Please see the movie. It is quite enjoyable for those who give it a try.


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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$943,117
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Production Co:

EuropaCorp See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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