A feature film adaptation of the self-help book, 'The Secret', which focuses on the power of positive thinking.


Andy Tennant


Bekah Brunstetter (screenplay by), Andy Tennant (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Miranda Wells
Josh Lucas ... Bray
Celia Weston ... Bobby
Jerry O'Connell ... Tucker
Sarah Hoffmeister ... Missy Wells
Aidan Pierce Brennan ... Greg Wells (as Aidan Brennan)
Chloe Lee ... Bess Wells (as Chloe Grace Lee)
Katrina Begin ... Jennifer
Sydney Tennant ... Sloane
Yohance Myles ... Devon
Jessie Terrebonne ... Donna
Rosemberg Salgado ... Manny
Samantha Beaulieu ... Charmaine
Jeremy Warner ... Pizza Guy
Han Soto ... Sang Vu

Katie Holmes Answers 'Secret' Fan Questions

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Based on the groundbreaking best-selling book by Rhonda Byrne, The Secret: Dare to Dream follows Miranda (Katie Holmes), a young widow trying to make ends meet while raising her three children and dating her boyfriend (Jerry O'Connell). A devastating storm brings an enormous challenge and a mysterious man, Bray (Josh Lucas), into Miranda's life. Bray reignites the family's spirit but, unbeknownst to Miranda, also holds an important secret - one that will change everything. With its timeless messages of hope, compassion, and gratitude, The Secret: Dare to Dream is an inspiring and heartwarming film that shows how positive thoughts can transform our lives. Written by Lionsgate

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and an injury image | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Prologue: "There are only 2 ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is ... " See more »


In the beginning when Bray is fixing Miranda's car he runs from the garage to the house in a hurricane. When he enters the house, however, there is not even a drop of water on his light blue t shirt. See more »


Bray Johnson: Your thoughts attract things with a force, that you cannot see, but is definitely real.
Greg Wells: Okay, this is me thinking about pizza.
[a pizza delivery boy knocks on the door]
Bray Johnson: Don't look at me.
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Words and Music by Justin Davis (as William Justin Davis) and Sarah Zimmermann (as Sarah Elizabeth Zimmermann)
Performed by Striking Matches
(c) Universal Music Corp. on behalf of itself, Justin Davis Music, and Sarahzimm Music
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A feel good movie with some elements of 'The Secret' but not forceful
2 August 2020 | by emmanuellebaroneSee all my reviews

What a nice movie! Very well acted, funny, romantic and uplifting.

I read the book and can confirm from my way of life that the quantum physics of the law of attraction, our thoughts create our life, is definitely working. It is not forceful in this movie though, just seeds planted here and there.. gentle and soft like the warm sunshine in the spring..

This movie is for everyone, anytime, with or without popcorn! Enjoy!

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Release Date:

31 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


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$21,000,000 (estimated)

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