6.4/10
3,165
25 user 11 critic

Si j'étais toi (2007)

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Peau d'ange (2002)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 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 | 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
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
The TV Set (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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
Goats (2012)
Comedy
    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)
Action | Drama | History
    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
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Passion beyond limits, seduction beyond control, pleasure beyond imagination...experience irresistible fantasy, daring desire and endless excitement in this special Red Shoe Diaries collection from master sensualist Zalman King.

Directors: Rafael Eisenman, T.A. Williams
Stars: Jay Acovone, Anthony Addabbo, David Duchovny
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Yann (Guillaume Canet) and Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) fall in love. Nadia has acquired a crumbling building in a Paris suburb and the couple decide to renovate it to launch a restaurant. But ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Slimane Khettabi
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Secret  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)| (Dolby 2.0)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

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.
See more »

Connections

References The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good but loses itself with some problems
29 June 2012 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The reason why I didn't disapprove it was because up to a certain extent it was an original film that made me question unquestioned things and it was quite good to watch. Must be added here that if I might enjoyed it more than other people since I haven't seen the original film and the book source of this.

"The Secret" (or "Si j'étais toi" it only got this title because the director is French. Go figure.) looks like one of those magnificent films with supernatural themes, very close to Bruce Joel Rubin's scripts ("Ghost" and "Jacob's Ladder") in the sense of making us wondering of things that would happen after someone's death, the kind of strange experiences of someone who can't let go of the living world. Only looks like but it never gets close to those examples. The challenge here is given to a happy family (or close to such situation) after a car accident involving mother (Lili Taylor) and daughter (Olivia Thirlby) where the mother died but her spirit was "transported" into her teenage daughter, who seemed to get trapped somewhere. It gets stranger when the omnipotent spirit has to deal with her loyal husband (David Duchovny). At first he rejects this happening, later accepting it when the daughter starts to reveal personal details of the couple, like when they first met and other things. From this moment on, we follow the bizarre process of the couple (or father/daughter if you prefer) in dealing with the current situation; the father trying to find a way to live with this and the woman having to go through the high school years again, but this time living everything her daughter (who never liked her) is experiencing with her friends, boyfriends and on and on. And if you think the woman will let go of her husband, wrong. She wants him even trapped in this new body and you might guess the upcoming problems from here.

If this was a comedy I would have appreciated it more. It has all the required elements for a well humored and crazy project, but unfortunately this wasn't a comic film (although it has some funny moments). Filled with anguish, a little bit thoughtful and very unexpected, the supernatural aspect of the movie is the thing in which we connect more, the things to be watched. Can't say the same about the family drama after the spirit/body conversion, specially towards the conclusion and we know about the daughter's life in school, her relations and the way he sees the world around her. She's young, trying to make her way and trying to escape from her mother's dedicated attention and affection at the same time she quotes in her diary about no one caring for her - when she's surrounded of people who like her - being intelligent is underappreaciated, life sucks. It says one thing but shows another, totally unconvincing and it's one of those things that is really hard to relate. Try real contempt, little girl then you'll know about life. I really urge you to pay attention to those moments since they're what makes the poor and unlikely ending. And we didn't know much about the mother before the accident, it doesn't show much and we should have more scenes with her, maybe some flashbacks rather than seeing her inside of a unlikeable teen.

Go forward with low expectations and you'll be rewarded with some mildly decent entertainment and some thoughtful issues. But only if the last one would speak higher than the first one, then we would have THE movie. 6/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?