Daily Trailer Insights – When the Bough Breaks Official Trailer 2 (2016)

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

A surrogate mum for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

What the trailer tells us

The trailer is insightful because what it manages to do is build up the obsession of the surrogate mother very slowly and as it progresses through the two minutes the more dramatic and worse the scenes get. If this is what the full-length feature tries to achieve, then we are in for an indulgent drama about a woman’s obsession that runs so deep that it takes over her mind until she is helplessly on a path to sickly destruction.

Overall I liked how the trailer tried to sell the film. Obsession comes in many forms but sometimes in the shape of a mental illness and as you can see the surrogate mother is apparently getting worse as it gets to the climax of the trailer.

I do feel that the film may get slightly over the top if it moves away from the drama and tries to turn into an action when the obsession reaches its peak like the trailer suggests, however, this could be just for the sake of this 2-minute clip and not reflect the full-length at all.
Overall this film looks to be creepy but fascinating. At this stage, you cannot tell how this movie will ultimately end.

General Information

Starring: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, and Theo Rossi
Director: Jon Cassar

Excitement rating: 3 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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