When the Bough Breaks

Synopsis: John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their 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 Anna's deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it's too late.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Jon Cassar
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Can I smoke somewhere?

Nice home you got here.

These renovations must have

cost you a pretty penny.

Well, the house was part of Laura's

inheritance from her grandmother.

The renovations, they came later.

Must be nice to lay out that kind of cash.

Working by windows, you see a lot

of things that nobody else would see.

Weird sh*t, you know?

Housewives, whatever.

Act like they're alone...

...but they know we're there.


Benefit of the job, right?

That, there, isn't the right material.

That gutter's leaking at the splice.

Gonna mess up that window.


Look, if we do this...

...we just wanna make sure that

you and Anna are comfortable with it.

We are. Of course.

See, it's just that we're down

to our last viable embryo, right?

And we wanna make sure that you know

how serious our intentions are.

I get it.


One hundred percent.

We tried for a long time to get pregnant.

I had three miscarriages.

It really put the two of us through hell.

You actually start to hate...

...your own body.

I've never had anything...

...that anybody wanted before.

Except for the obvious.

I've never been able

to give anybody anything.

Okay, just spill it, Taylor,

you didn't like them.

Okay, him. I mean, we go outside, right?

And he's talking to me about...

...looking at housewives

undressing through windows.

Maybe that's his way of bonding.

I don't know, babe.

I mean, we can keep looking.

I think doing something like this

is really important to her.

Yeah, I know, it's kind of cute.

I mean, you see...

...the way she left a price tag

on the dress?

She's taking it back tomorrow.

She wanted to wear something nice

to impress us.

I did that on our first date.

Oh, yeah, I remember that dress.

Matter of fact, I remember undoing it,

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Jack Olsen

Jack Olsen (June 7, 1925 – July 16, 2002) was an American journalist and author known for his crime reporting. Olsen was Senior Editor-in-Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1954. He was Midwest bureau chief for Time magazine and a senior editor for Sports Illustrated in 1961. He was also a regular contributor to other publications, including Fortune and Vanity Fair. more…

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