Cross “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” with “Fatal Attraction,” then subtract some of those films’ visceral, iconic tension and you have something akin to “When the Bough Breaks,” a serviceable domestic thriller that’s not quite the well-oiled machine that it could be. - From latimes.com
In short order, though, the manipulative Anna moves forward with her and Mike’s pre-planned scheme, which will combine greed, extortion and a kind of in-utero “hostage” situation fueled, as we will later learn, by a surrogate mother’s legal claim to ownership of the baby she’s carrying until she gives up that right.
(This edict curiously turns out to be news to the hotshot lawyer.) However, before things start turning truly wiggy, events conspire to drive John and Laura to invite Anna to move in with them.
Williams) uncovers information about Anna’s unsavory past, details of which, despite the weak excuse that’s offered, somehow escaped the agency that matched the Taylors with Anna.
Is Anna’s growing fixation on the hunky daddy-to-be part of her original plan or something unexpected and uncontrollable?
Will the law really stay on Anna’s side no matter how crazy and dangerous she becomes?