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When the Bough Breaks (2016)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 9 September 2016 (USA)
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A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

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Jon Cassar

Writers:

Jack Olsen (screenplay), Jack Olsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morris Chestnut ... John Taylor
Regina Hall ... Laura Taylor
Romany Malco ... Todd Decker
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Roland White (as Michael K. Williams)
Glenn Morshower ... Martin Cooper
Theo Rossi ... Mike Mitchell
Jaz Sinclair ... Anna Walsh
GiGi Erneta ... Dr. Grace Park
Tom Nowicki ... Peter Kaye
Denise Gossett ... Carol
Janee Michelle Janee Michelle ... John's Mother
Carrie Lazar ... Yoga Instructor
Ariadne Joseph ... Nurse
Matthew M. Mitchell Matthew M. Mitchell ... Security Guard (as Matt Mitchell)
Maurice Johnson ... Security Guard
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Storyline

John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their surrogate - but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna's deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it's too late. Written by Sony Pictures

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It all went wrong See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality/partial nudity, thematic elements, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When the Bough Breaks See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,202,323, 11 September 2016

Gross USA:

$29,747,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,658,387
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Kenneth Williams played a character named "Chalky White" in Boardwalk Empire (2010). See more »

Quotes

Laura Taylor: [Laura rushes into the OB/GYN's office, visibly upset at having missed the appointment to find out the baby's gender] I had it in my schedule as 2:00.
John Taylor: Maybe you just entered it wrong.
Laura Taylor: No, I didn't enter it wrong! I... Damn it, I-I know I didn't! Someone changed it in my phone! I know that I put it in right! I booked my flights around it, I know that I did! Damn it!
John Taylor: Stop, please.
Laura Taylor: [Laura and John talk privately in the hallway] This is the only time I'm ever going to be able to do this.
John Taylor: It's alright...
[...]
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Soundtracks

F**k Em Only We Know
Written by Banks (as Jillian Banks) and Orlando Higginbottom
Performed by Banks
Courtesy of Harvest Records / Capitol Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not a bad movie, but needed something to make it seem original instead of repetitive and generic.
26 December 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"When does it become a kidnapping?" John (Chestnut) and Laura (Hall) Taylor are desperate for a baby, but are unable to conceive. After years of trying they finally have found a willing surrogate and things are falling into place. Little but little things start to change and the surrogate becomes obsessed with John and everything is threatened. This is a hard movie to review. First thing I will say is that the movie is tense and dramatic. The only downside is that this is the same type of movie that has been told over and over and over. Movies like Obsessed, No Good Deed, Perfect Man….all have the same idea and while they are all good the idea is getting old and to the point of being able to know exactly what will happen. That, for me, ruins a movie more than anything. Being able to stay one step ahead in a mystery movie ruins the enjoyment. Overall, not a bad movie, but needed something to make it seem original instead of repetitive and generic. I give this a low B-.


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