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When the Bough Breaks (2016)

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A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Director:

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:

The Birth Mother 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,703,843, 6 November 2016
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Screen Gems,Unique Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut have starred in The Best Man (1999) and The Best Man Holiday (2013). See more »

Quotes

Mike Mitchell: Did you know that you have their only embryo?
Anna Walsh: It's... a baby now.
Mike Mitchell: They don't have it! In the eyes of the law, since it's inside of you, it belongs to us. We can decide to keep it for ourselves any time we want.
Anna Walsh: But... I-I thought...
Mike Mitchell: Don't think. I think, baby. I'm the brains on this. You're just the uterus.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Danny McBride/Regina Hall/Colvin & Earle (2016) See more »

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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When the Jaz Sinclair Breaks her character, she hits ur heart hard enuf
2 October 2018 | by crazyan2007See all my reviews

I never feared for any horror movies ever. but this scared the shit outta me. Jaz Sinclair hell is wrong with yo girl. i would never date a girl like you. this aint horror but she will scare u every bit. ghetto girl. this is one hell of a movie which needs high ratings. im wondering why its average rated one. for all the horrifying thriller crime genre lovers. just go for it. you will definitely love this movie for sure . the woman who plays negative will make ur day a nightmare :D


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