“When the Bough Breaks” stars Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Jaz Sinclair, and Romany Malco. Released on September 9, 2016, the film is about a couple who hires a young pregnant woman to be their surrogate. However, her psychotic and dangerous obsession threatens to tear their relationship apart.
The film is directed by John Cassar, who is known for working on the first seven seasons of 24. Let’s face it, life is filled with stupid people. Even stupid people who are obsessively crazy or take things too literal. Clearly, Hollywood likes to make movies about stupid people, especially when they’re obsessed with someone. This film is no different. We’ve seen multiple films that have an African-American cast and stories about obsession, and this one does happen to be following the same formula based on the trailers alone, which may come off as a bad thing.
The performances were all right.
The story is formulaic and predictable. Failed to offer anything exciting to the plot.
Reminds me of a Lifetime movie.
Final thoughts: “When the Bough Breaks” marks another addition to the list of dumb movies about dumb obsessive people. To its credit, the cast did all right portraying their characters, especially Jaz Sinclair as Anna. However, people who are already tired of the obsession-thriller genre may suffer from its “been there, done that” scenario. If you like the cast and/or the genre, I believe it’s worth watching once. Seriously, that girl needs some help.