When the Bough Breaks

Genre:  Documentary, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: September 9, 2016
DVD/Blu-ray: December 27, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.45
based on 700 votes and 41 reviews
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Cast: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Michael K. Williams, Theo Rossi, Jaz Sinclair


When professional working couple John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall) are unable to conceive their own child, they hire a beautiful young blue collar woman, Anna (Jaz Sinclair), to act as their surrogate.

When Anna is the victim of domestic violence and finds herself homeless, they take her in. Unfortunately for the hopeful parents, Anna develops a fixation on John and when he doesn't respond favorably to her advances, she leaves, threatening to either keep or harm the baby. John and Laura find out fast that the law is on Anna's side, but they are desperate and will do anything to get their baby back.

Director: Jon Cassar
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Robert Shaye, Michael Lynne
Screenplay: Jack Olsen

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  • 3 stars "Good acting... Why didn't the hotshot lawyer husband get a contract written up for both parties to sign, then the bitch and her skeezy boyfriend would have no legal way to take the baby? More than likely the trash would move on, realizing they can't trick this smart, classy couple, leaving them to find a real surrogate mother, preferably through an agency like they should have done in the first place. I hate to say it but... DUH!"
  • 3 stars "VERY GOOD"
  • 5 stars "two thumbs up"