WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall
When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall

Starring Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Theo Rossi, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jaz Sinclair; the Jon Cassar directed When The Bough Breaks is a movie that had some promise. This particular story of a surrogate mother becoming dangerously obsessed with the biological father certainly isn’t the best of this genre. 

The film had me doubting things quite early on. Especially when I noticed the overly dramatic sounding music used to make Theo Rossi’s character seem more menacing and dangerous. All it did for me was point out what was lacking in the film, in regards to the script and acting.

The best performances in the movie came from Hall, Chestnut, Malco and Michael Kenneth Williams. In the end, what’s unfortunate is that none of it proved enough to make When The Bough Breaks particularly noteworthy. I ended up enjoying some of the cinematography more than I did the story and characters. Especially the shots of that lake house. I’d love to go there!

Cassar’s  movie is one you watch if you really must. Otherwise, the likelihood is that only those relatively new to movies/films of this genre or big fans of at least one of the stars involved will likely rate it more highly. If you think I’m wrong, do share your thoughts in the comments below.

Happy Film Loving


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