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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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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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Oh, no, not another remake!
12 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hiroshi Saitô's screenplay was reworked by Ann Cherkis to take place in America.

Hannah, the mom (Lili Taylor - "Six Feet Under") and her daughter Sam(Olivia Thirlby - Juno) are in a car accident and through some magic the soul of the mother is transferred to the daughter.

You can imagine the hilarity as Sam, who is now Hannah, but looks like Sam, returns to school as Sam (she is 16) and discovers that her daughter is smoking pot and having sex. Or, when she pops into her husband's office and sees him flirting with her guidance counselor.

Her husband/father (David Duchovny) doesn't know what to feel. He hers his wife, but sees his daughter. Now, that is messed up.

Thirlby was amazing in a dual role.

The ending was messed up.


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