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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.

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WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS (2016): New Trailer From Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall…

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

Read my spoiler-free movie review of When The Bough Breaks (2016).

The relationship between a surrogate mother and the couple she’s helping going wrong is the subject of When The Bough Breaks, the latest mystery / horror / drama starring Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall…

Trailer 1

‘Lust’ Trailer

Written and directed by Jack Cassar, I’m interested in this movie because of the subject matter. There’s been a few scary stories in the media about relationships between surrogates and couples falling apart. Maybe I’ll learn a thing or two.

As the trailers played, I couldn’t help but wonder that surely both parties signed a contract which would mean such madness shouldn’t get so far, right? But then again, I remember, the law, it’s not and never has been a perfect thing.

When The Bough Breaks Release Dates: September 16th, 2016 (US)….

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