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When the Bough Breaks

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Jon Cassar

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 18
  • Fresh: 2
  • Rotten: 16
  • Average Rating: 3.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Perhaps you were wondering if it were still possible to wring any suspense out of an unbalanced-third-wheel plot. "When the Bough Breaks," about a surrogate pregnancy gone horribly wrong, has a definitive answer: No, it isn't. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Sep 9, 2016

Rotten: "When the Bough Breaks" comes across as a Lifetime cable movie that got lucky and won a lottery offering theatrical release as first prize. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Sep 9, 2016

Rotten: Writer Jack Olsen's glossy script goes light on logic, credibility and mining some of the story's deeper ramifications, as it works its way toward the inevitable, largely predictable final showdown. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Sep 9, 2016

Rotten: A lazily written and generically directed Fatal Attraction knockoff. – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, Sep 10, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Loved it

I loved the movie. Regina, Morris, and Jaz did so good!

Love It☺

Finally got the chance to watch😊 I must say this was Amazing... I was definitely scared for Regina😨 It even felt like I was in the film with them, that's how awesome all the Actors played their part👌🏾 This is a must see for sure💞

When the bough breaks

This movie is a waste of money and a waste of time.

When the Bough Breaks
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2016

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