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Synopsis

BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

Cast

  • Marcel Ruiz
  • Topher Grace
  • Sarah Constible
  • Dennis Haysbert
  • Nancy Sorel
  • Miriam Smith
  • Victor Zinck Jr.
  • Mike Colter
  • Chrissy Metz
  • Josh Lucas

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Stephen Curry, the point guard for the NBA team Golden State Warriors, is one of the movie's three executive producers.
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Goofs

  • The film is set in Missouri, in the United States. Yet when John is transported by helicopter to the hospital, the helicopter has a registration number beginning with a C, which signifies it as a Canadian aircraft. American aircraft registration numbers always begin with N.
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Quotes

    • Joyce Smith: Now's not a good time.
    • Pastor Jason Noble: I know... that's why I'm here.
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This movie was excellent! I know People don’t expect much from Christian films but this was so good! It had me (and the others in the theatre) crying! I feel so encouraged in my faith.

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Metacritic

75
Apr 17, 2019

The story is well-told, but what makes it interesting is that each character confronts his or her own crisis — even Tommie, the paramedic who rescued him. It also drives home the point that a seemingly small tragic event can affect an entire community.

Metacritic review by G. Allen Johnson
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
60
Apr 9, 2019

Both Metz and Lucas are solid enough, but their fairly stock characters do not emerge quite as vividly as they might have. On the other hand, Topher Grace is extremely engaging as the hip, rap music-loving pastor who initially rubs Joyce the wrong way but eventually wins her over in a plot development that is not exactly brimming with surprise.

Metacritic review by Stephen Farber
Stephen Farber
The Hollywood Reporter
57
Apr 9, 2019

I am not religious, nor have I ever claimed to be, but I enjoy a good inspirational tale. And I do believe that miracles can occur and that those stories absolutely serve a purpose in mainstream films. But in “Breakthrough,” I found myself being dismissed as a viewer, being directed to put my confidence in a story that was layered in the superficial aspects of faith — to trust without question, and just to believe that prayer conquers all, even as the film provides no foundation as to why I should.

Metacritic review by Yolanda Machado
Yolanda Machado
TheWrap