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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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Dr. Grace Park
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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,202,323, 11 September 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,703,843, 6 November 2016
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Trivia

Regina Hall, Romany Malco, and Morris Chestnut starred together in Think Like a Man (2012). See more »

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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.34 (2016) See more »

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The Grass Is Greener
Written by David Bartholomew (as Dave Bartholomew), Don Bartholomew, John Boutte (as John Boutté), Blake Leyh and Paul Sanchez
Performed by John Boutte (as John Boutté)
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A fresh take on the Fatal Attraction plot.
4 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

While I can be honest and say this is not an A+ movie, I definitely don't think it is bad either. If you saw the previews, you know exactly what you were in for. Because of that, I think the movie was pretty good.

I think I enjoyed the movie so much because of the actors. I adore Morris Chestnut & Regina Hall, even if their acting was just slightly better than everyone's else and that's not saying much. The problem, however, is that this scenario is a little tired at this point. It reminded me the whole time of Obsessed with Idris Elba, Beyonce & Ali Larter. Only, when I saw Obsessed, being in my early 20's, it was the first I had seen of this type of movie, so to this day I love it and actually want to watch it now after seeing this one. I personally prefer Obsessed because it's just a bit more fun, I'll take Beyonce as the sassy, bad-ass housewife over Regina's demure, almost helpless career woman any day.

Ugh and that whole husband hiding the other woman's advances from his wife because he can "handle it" narrative is so stupid I don't see why it's keeps being used. What would have made a more interesting movie, he tells Regina the minute it starts happening, the two of them continue to play along and eventually turn the tables on the surrogate. That would have made it a great movie.

All in all it was a beautiful movie, the settings and imagery were nice. Not to mention the actors, especially the surrogate were hot! I'm a woman and came for Morris but the surrogate was so sexy, even while pregnant. She was the only thing that kept me interested. Not great enough to buy but definitely good enough to rent and watch at home. Unless you've seen this scenario one too many times, then I wouldn't recommend it. Like I said though, if you've seen the trailer, you already know what's going to happen. If you watch and expect anything else, you will be disappointed but that is not the movies' fault.


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