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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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Carol
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John's Mother
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Yoga Instructor
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Nurse
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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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Regina Hall, Romany Malco, and Morris Chestnut previously starred together in Think Like A Man See more »

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

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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.

I loved this movie. I think all of the actors did a great job. Morris Chestnut always brings it in his movies and the attraction he has with Regina Hall felt so natural. I would like to see more movies like this. I never would have let that PYT move into my house though. Nah.


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