Film Preview: When the Bough Breaks (2016)

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(July 17, 2016) Original
(August 21, 2016) New Trailer (#2)

Release Date:

September 16, 2016

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.”

Poster Rating: B / C+

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Review: (#1) Sultry and symbolic in all the best ways. This is how to make a minimal design pop with creativity. (#2) Then there’s the decent, but not great effort that puts a murderous wedge between the protagonists. It’s not very inventive even if the symbolism is solid.

Trailer Rating: B / B-

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Review: (#1) It may be your garden variety thriller, but the trailer gives it a sharp focus, a keen purpose, and an enticing spirit.

(#2) While the song that dominates this trailer plays a bit too long and the early images aren’t nearly as fascinating as being a thriller suggests, there’s a point in the trailer where the tone and situations change and that section is not just thrilling, but it drives the trailer to a satisfying close. It doesn’t work together perfectly, but it’s much better than expected.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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