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

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Did I let you?

On the first date?

I was bad.

You were so bad

that you were, oh, so good.


I want to.

Having them here...

...it just brings it all back.

- I understand.

- I'm sorry.

It's okay. It's okay, babe.

It's all right.

We're gonna do this, aren't we?

She's the one.


All right, hold still.

It's gonna feel like a little stick.

All right. Don't move.

I'm placing the embryo. Don't move.

You're doing good.

And there.

All right. Here we go.

- I'll take that.

- Thank you.

All right, we're done. You did great.

Thank you.

Good job.

People always talk about

how they know the moment...

...when their child was conceived.

A wedding night or a special date.

But I will know for sure...

...it was this moment.

The baby could be starting

its life right now.

It's strange.

It just keeps hitting me

how strange it is.

I mean, it's against the law

to pay someone to have sex...

...but you can pay a woman to get

pregnant with your child?

- Imagine how it is for the boyfriend.

- She said she loves him.

She doesn't hesitate,

doesn't question it...

...she just loves him.

She asked if it was the same with us.

But it wasn't, was it?

We worked hard.

And we hung in there.

But it was worth it.

Yeah, it was.

When I was working on this room...

...sometimes I would just...

...close my eyes

and imagine you in here...

...playing with our baby.

It's gonna work this time.


We're gonna have a family.

We need to do more research

on that section of pollution, 11.62.

Once we have that going on...

- You guys go ahead. I gotta take this.

- All right, John.

- Hey, babe. Just got out of court.

- John.

John, you're gonna be a father.


Anna's here and...

She took a home test.

She took three of them...

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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