A lazily written and generically directed Fatal Attraction knockoff.
The plot doesn't differ much from last year's parody of these types of movies, A Deadly Adoption ...
Writer Jack Olsen's glossy script goes light on logic, credibility and mining some of the story's deeper ramifications, as it works its way toward the inevitable, largely predictable final showdown.
Perhaps you were wondering if it were still possible to wring any suspense out of an unbalanced-third-wheel plot. "When the Bough Breaks," about a surrogate pregnancy gone horribly wrong, has a definitive answer: No, it isn't.
While empathy is first to go in the tasteless When the Bough Breaks, there is nothing good in its place.
"When the Bough Breaks" comes across as a Lifetime cable movie that got lucky and won a lottery offering theatrical release as first prize.
A very conservative film that ducks any issues that might be dramatically interesting in order to work up lame suspense sequences.