Up 14,045 this week

The Secret (2007)
"Si j'étais toi" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  10 October 2007 (France)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 3,023 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 13 critic

A wife and mother passes away, and spirit returns in her daughter's body.



(screenplay), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
a list of 40 titles
created 28 May 2012
a list of 41 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
a list of 48 titles
created 2 months ago
a list of 34 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "The Secret" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Secret (2007)

The Secret (2007) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Secret.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The TV Set (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd
Trust the Man (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After much drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men fight to save their respective relationships.

Director: Bart Freundlich
Stars: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An 80-year-old man continues to pursue his love life with youthful vigor, risking his relationship with the woman he loves. Based on the short stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Director: Jan Schütte
Stars: Otto Tausig, Rhea Perlman, Barbara Hershey
Goats (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man.

Director: Christopher Neil
Stars: David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Graham Phillips
Phantom I (2013)
History | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson
Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny
The Joneses (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

Director: Derrick Borte
Stars: Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard
House of D (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Director: David Duchovny
Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman
Dreamland I (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.

Director: Jason Matzner
Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Kelli Garner, Justin Long
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A grief-stricken man who just lost his mother has a one night stand with a maid. What he doesn't know is that she's a virgin. He returns to his sad world of perfume business while she, unable to forget her first lover, follows him.

Director: Vincent Perez
Stars: Morgane Moré, Guillaume Depardieu, Karine Silla
Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mob mix-up in Chicago sends two chanteuses screaming for L.A., where they score a perfect gig: posing as drag queens on the dinner theater/cabaret circuit. Things get extra-weird when a guy falls for one of the girls.

Director: Michael Lembeck
Stars: Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reclusive author of spiritual books, is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab.

Director: John Hindman
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci


Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Marris
Jane Wheeler ...
Maggie Adams
Millie Tresierra ...
Lindsay Porter
Nicole Braber ...
Female Patient
Trent Pardy ...
Ski Shop Salesman
ICU Dcctor
Babs Chula ...
Psychiatrist (as Babz Chula)
Joanna Noyes ...
Elizabeth - Hannah's Mother
Doug Sullivan


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Sometimes a gift can be a curse


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

10 October 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Secret  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)| (Dolby 2.0)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


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.
See more »


Remake of Himitsu (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Yes it's a remake, but it's a good one...
11 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not entirely sure why most sites put this under the "Thrillers" genre rather than "drama", but I'm glad i saw it regardless.

Based on the 1998 book 'Himitsu' by Japanese writer Keigo Higashino, this is a heart-strings story with its fair share of humor. But it's definitely a tear-jerker, and a very good one at that. It was shot in Montreal (hence all the French names in the credits) but could be set anywhere in the States.

If you happen to really like Lili Taylor & David Duchovny as I do, then you're in for a treat. The young actress is also wonderful and holds her own against these two veterans. I was relieved that they did not cross the line in this version (you'll know what i mean when you watch the film); it would have cheapened the film and changed the whole message and dynamic.

All in all, a film worth watching.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
no incest! guernicalost
What Secret!? aragem-1
Freaky Friday anyone? aragem-1
There Filming at my COLLEGE coolteenjamie
Great movie... but made me feel uncomfortable MilkySheep
Discuss The Secret (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: