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

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  10 October 2007 (France)
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A wife and mother passes away, and spirit returns in her daughter's body.

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Hannah Marris
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Ethan
Jane Wheeler ...
Maggie Adams
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Lindsay Porter
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Ian
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Amelia
Nicole Braber ...
Female Patient
Trent Pardy ...
Ski Shop Salesman
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ICU Dcctor
Babs Chula ...
Psychiatrist (as Babz Chula)
Joanna Noyes ...
Elizabeth - Hannah's Mother
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Doug Sullivan
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Storyline

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

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Drama | Romance

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

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

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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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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.

~NN


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