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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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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Production Co:

EuropaCorp See more »
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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Samantha Marris: I can't get fucking laid, and I'm married!
Dr. Benjamin Marris: Well, I know the fucking feeling!
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References Desperate Housewives (2004) See more »

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ignored for all the wrong reasons
14 December 2008 | by juliaglahnSee all my reviews

We came upon this movie by accident at BlockBuster last night. We're both David Duchovny fans and movie buffs, but it was a surprise. Not a bad little movie. The subject matter I guess made it fall to the bottom of reviewers' and publicists' bins. Borders on father/daughter love. Since it's handled so discreetly, though, I'm not sure why it got dropped out of any press whatsoever.

Terry Gilliam in Tideland went much farther into forbidden territory. If he had made this movie, maybe the father would have had sex with his wife/daughter. That's another movie we discovered by accident: Terry Gilliam's Tideland. Not for squeamish prudes, but riveting for those with open minds.


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