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Movie Planner: 'Gone With the Wind' at Tampa Theatre; 'When the Bough Breaks,' 'Wild Life' open

OPENING FRIDAY: WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS Take the erotic suspense of Fatal Attraction, mix in a helping of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, then dilute the formula with two decades of Lifetime movies cribbing those ideas. Voila! You have When the Bough Breaks (PG-13), starring Morris Chestnut in the role Michael Dougla …


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