Breakthrough

Breakthrough

DVD - 2019
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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. A reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

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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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gigigroom
Jul 10, 2019

Other: DUE TO A DISTRIBUTOR DELAY THIS ITEM MAY NOT ARRIVE BEFORE ITS JULY 16TH RELEASE DATE.

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