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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.

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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She's carrying more than just a secret. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,703,843, 6 November 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During a scene between John Taylor (Morris Chestnut) and Anna Walsh (Jaz Sinclair) Anna's cell phone rings. The ringtone is the same ringtone used at CTU in the series 24. See more »

Quotes

Mike Mitchell: You're into him.
[Mike moves to sit next to Anna, whispering in her ear]
Mike Mitchell: What do you think is going to happen? Hmm? You'll end up happily ever after with him in that big house? He doesn't care about you.
[Mike roughly grabs Anna's hair]
Mike Mitchell: You are like a cow to him.
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Connections

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

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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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It's been done before and way better
11 January 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Well I hope this is not going to be the new definition for horror movies because When The Bough Breaks isn't one. It's one of those movies that has been done before, and way better also. You could call it a thriller but I didn't thrill much because you basically know what's going to happen with every step of the movie. Now if the actors were exceptional then you could have saved this movie with their great acting skills. Unfortunately it's not the case. They're just mediocre actors, the kind you will never remember their name. You know their faces when you see them but that's about it. But if you never saw the story of a crazy pregnant bitch that falls in love with the sperm donor then you might like this one, but if I was in your shoes I would watch Fatal Attraction again instead. Otherwise just skip it. That's a better option.


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