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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Taylor
... Laura Taylor
... Todd Decker
... Roland White (as Michael K. Williams)
... Martin Cooper
... Mike Mitchell
... Anna Walsh
... Dr. Grace Park
... Peter Kaye
... Carol
Janee Michelle ... John's Mother
... Yoga Instructor
... Nurse
Matthew M. Mitchell ... Security Guard (as Matt Mitchell)
... Security Guard
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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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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexuality/partial nudity, thematic elements, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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The Birth Mother  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,202,323, 11 September 2016, Wide Release

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$29,703,843, 6 November 2016
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Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut have starred in The Best Man (1999) and The Best Man Holiday (2013). See more »

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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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Referenced in On Cinema: 'Sully' and 'When the Bough Breaks' (2016) See more »

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Brave
Written by Jhené Aiko (as Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo), No I.D. (as Ernest Wilson) and Steve Wyreman
Performed by Jhené Aiko (as Jhené Aiko)
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings / Artium Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great movie
19 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

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.

I loved this movie. I think all of the actors did a great job. Morris Chestnut always brings it in his movies and the attraction he has with Regina Hall felt so natural. I would like to see more movies like this. I never would have let that PYT move into my house though. Nah.


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