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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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John Taylor
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Laura Taylor
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Todd Decker
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Roland White (as Michael K. Williams)
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Martin Cooper
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Mike Mitchell
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Anna Walsh
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Dr. Grace Park
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Peter Kaye
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John's Mother
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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,202,323 (USA) (11 September 2016)

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$29,703,843 (USA) (6 November 2016)
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Michael Kenneth Williams plays the character "Roland White"; in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" he played a character named "Chalky White". See more »

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

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Written by Banks (as Jillian Banks) and Orlando Higginbottom
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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 (United States) – See 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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