• When the Bough Breaks (2016)

When the Bough Breaks

Release Date: September 9th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 27th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Young, professional and successful, John and Laura (Regina Hall) Taylor desperately want to have a baby, but are unable to conceive. After exhausting all other options, the couple hire Anna, a beautiful young woman who agrees to become a surrogate mother for the Taylors. Everything seems fine until Anna starts to develop a dangerous fixation with John as the pregnancy moves further along. The Taylors now find themselves playing a deadly game with a psychopath who holds the key to their future.

Cast: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Michael Kenneth Williams, Glenn Morshower, Theo Rossi, Jaz Sinclair, GiGi Erneta

Director: Jon Cassar

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Unique Features

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Temptation, Friend, Survival, Hospital, Intense, Husband, Police station, Dark, Wife, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A lazily written and generically directed Fatal Attraction knockoff. show more

  • 38
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    From its New Orleans mansion and penthouse office suites, to its Mercedes and parties packed with haute couture glamour, it presents a vision of aspiration and achievement that Hollywood generally ignores. show more

  • 40
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    When the Bough Breaks is a very conservative film that ducks any issues that might be dramatically interesting in order to work up lame suspense sequences. show more

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