When the Bough Breaks

She’s carrying more than just a secret.


When the Bough Breaks
A young, professional couple desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire a 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 the surrogate’s deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it’s too late. Reception has been poor.

107 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

Something just doesn’t feel right ...
Something just doesn’t feel right ...

Credits

Cast
Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Michael Kenneth Williams, Glenn Morshower, Theo Ross, Jaz Sinclair
Director
Jon Cassar
ScreenplayJack Olsen
MusicJohn Frizzell
CinematographyDavid Moxness
EditingScott Powell
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byScreen Gems, Unique Features

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild to moderate and infrequent.
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceModerate and frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Herman Lategan quote iconSurrogaatma met duistere motiewe.
10
Cape Times
Sheri Linden quote iconTepid thiller, handsomely cast.
2
Metacritic.com
9 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
16 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconShallow, clich├ęd, and silly instead of suspenseful, When the Bough Breaks offers nothing domestic thriller fans haven&rquot;t already seen before -- and done far better.
1
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconLikable characters can&rquot;t save forgettable, violent thriller.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
12 users
5
Rottentomatoes users
6002 users
10
Internet
1006 Netizens quote iconNot what you expected at all
9

Average .. 32%

6

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