Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 107 minutes
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Jon Cassar
Writers: Jack Olsen, Jack Olsen
Casts: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Michael Kenneth Williams, Glenn Morshower, Theo Rossi, Jaz Sinclair, GiGi Erneta, Tom Nowicki, Denise Gossett, Janee Michelle, Carrie Lazar, Ariadne Joseph, Matthew M. Mitchell, Maurice Johnson
IMDB: When the Bough Breaks (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 4.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.5
The A.V. Club -
When The Bough Breaks resembles nothing more than a cheap fast-food burger served on fine china: Tasty, sure, and quite enjoyable in the moment. But once the credits roll and the primal centers of the brain stimulated by guilty pleasures like this one return to normal, all you'll remember is that it looked prettier than usual.
The presence of a predominantly African-American cast arguably is the only distinguishing characteristic of this by-the-numbers thriller.
When the Bough Breaks is a very conservative film that ducks any issues that might be dramatically interesting in order to work up lame suspense sequences.
Los Angeles Times -
Under the workmanlike direction of Jon Cassar (“Forsaken”), “Bough” breaks little new or inspired ground as it spins out its mildly effective, occasionally silly cautionary tale.
When the Bough Breaks (2016)
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.