Breakthrough

Breakthrough

DVD - 2019
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bdehler
Jun 29, 2020

Good movie depicting true events---good acting.

I watched this film in two sittings. After the first, I considered not finishing the film. There was a fair amount of religiosity that made me feel a bit uncomfortable; mind you, I consider myself to be a spiritual person. That said, I ended up later sitting back down and giving the film a second chance. And, I'm glad I did. There was still a goodly amount of charismatic religiosity but it was a fascinating thing to consider that this was perhaps truly a miracle. I'm open to miracles. (In fact, I feel that I've experienced some minor ones in my life.) // As far as performances, I like the actor Sam Trammel who plays one of the physicians. Topher Grace often portrays manic personalities but this character sort of mellowed over the course of the film and I think Grace did a good job. Watch the credits so that you can hear Chrissy Metz sing.

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Born2Weed
Feb 29, 2020

What a great dramatization of a true and amazing story. Be sure to watch the "extra features" on the DVD to see the real people and hear their perspective on the events retold in the movie. Though some artistic liberties are in the details, the events really happened to real people. What could be more ordinary than a person named John Smith- except this one was adopted from another country and drowned in a frozen lake. And was miraculously returned to life after the doctors gave up. A great telling, well cast and intense, even if you're aware that this is a real-life story of answered prayers and a miracle from God.

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Janice21383
Feb 14, 2020

A woman who doesn't like rappers in church yells at doctors and God for the greater part of two hours, and her son is healed. Truly, that's all there is to it: little story, and no character development, unless you count believing in God even more strongly than before. Sad to see actors like Chrissy Metz, Dennis Haysbert, Topher Grace, and Mike Colter in a Netflix at best film like this.,

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LynJoan
Jan 09, 2020

It was Saturday night, we found ourselves watching a different movie that was dysfunctional and "gritty" so we popped it out of the player and put in this gem! It is a delight and was such a great film to spend our evening with.

Based on a true story, the actual family are featured in the special features. It has a great talent team with Stephen Curry as a producer. It is not sugar coated or 'glossy feel-good', but rather real, honest and optimistic.

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Mayasullivan
Jan 01, 2020

This is an uplifting movie based on a true story. Acting is well done. The special features interviews the real life people. Highly recommend this film. I watched it twice.

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annamoretti
Dec 21, 2019

Very inspirational and spiritual movie about love, hope and miracles. The director and actors did an exceptional job on creating this film, especially actress Chrissy Metz as the mom.

LoganLib_darsh Dec 04, 2019

This is a true story based on true events. It shows the power of a mother who has faith. This movie is a roller coaster ; there is joy, sadness, Defeat, fear and redemption. The son which of u can't tell by looking at them is adopted In which case this film also deals with this issue as well. It shows that people can not feel loved even when someone is squeezing them with love and how lonely they can still feel even with that love . It really is a heartfelt movie for the whole family and above all is true.

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kybadgurl25
Nov 05, 2019

Absolutely beautiful movie

JCLHeatherM Nov 03, 2019

A town unites around a middle schooler and his family after a tragic accident.

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GiovanniS
Oct 28, 2019

The title of the movie basically gave away how this movie would end, lol! There were some moving scenes, including the outside vigil you can see from the window of the hospital and tears coming from the boys face, the boy's locker filled with nasty notes after he got better from people who had loved ones who didn't get saved, and of course the last scene where people got up who were involved in the boy's recovery at the end.

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roxiekat21
Oct 12, 2019

didnt even realize it was a true story til the end. was a great movie

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jjd66
Sep 30, 2019

Incredible story that is very well told. Acting is quite good by entire cast.
The song at the end is sung by Chrissy Metz.
I really liked this movie - I give it 5 stars.

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2019

A credible miracle medical case on film based on archived news stories from mainstream sources and first hand experiences of all involved (the Smiths, rescuers and medical teams) on the drowning and 100% recovery of a Missouri teenager, John Smith in 2015. Steve Curry of the Warriors is a co producer with Devon Franklin (producer of another faith based miracle - Miracles from Heaven 2016.) He also joins the actors and real-life people to give their thoughts in Special features: A tapestry of miracles: Making breakthrough.

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matcat44
Aug 30, 2019

Not my taste.

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rrmotta023
Aug 15, 2019

Inspirational, keeps your interest. Positive that brings joy to your life!

Gina_Vee Aug 07, 2019

I've wanted to watch this movie all year. It was worth the wait.

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Tjavierb
May 29, 2019

A dumb, pandering film. The only way this got wide-release was the cast.


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