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Breakthrough (2019)

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When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.

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Roxann Dawson

Writers:

Grant Nieporte (screenplay by), Joyce Smith (based upon the book by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chrissy Metz ... Joyce Smith
Topher Grace ... Pastor Jason Noble
Josh Lucas ... Brian Smith
Marcel Ruiz ... John Smith
Dennis Haysbert ... Doctor Garrett
Mike Colter ... Tommy Shine
Sam Trammell ... Dr. Kent Sutterer
Stephanie Czajkowski ... Melissa
Rebecca Staab ... Cindy Reiger
Ali Skovbye ... Emma
Victor Zinck Jr. ... Joe Morrow
Lisa Durupt ... Paula Noble
Maddy Martin ... Abby Sutterer
Nikolas Dukic ... Reiger
Taylor Mosby ... Chayla
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Storyline

When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake Saint Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic content including peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakthrough See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,282,333, 21 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,007,071, 23 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,614,561, 21 April 2019
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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First 20th Century Fox film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in Missouri. However, a sign that says "Maximum 30" is visible near the lake where the accident was to have taken place. This a form of speed limit sign (using kilometers per hour) used in Canada. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Smith: Now's not a good time.
Pastor Jason Noble: I know... that's why I'm here.
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Excellent drama with occasional ambiguous messages and melodrama
21 April 2019 | by jsclingmanSee all my reviews

This is a wonderfully worthwile film, with good acting and a well-composed score. However, I do believe the script and the cinematography in certain parts could have been better. Also, the acting was a little melodramatic at times, and I believe the messages the film was attempting to promote could have been more effectively conveyed. Besides these things, I also have an issue with the occasional instances of crude language that occur in the film. Other than that, this is a great film, with good drama and emotional moments, appropriate and enjoyable for the whole family.


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