Breakthrough (2019) Movie Review

Breakthrough is a wonderful drama about faith and miracles.

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Director: Roxann Dawson

Writer: Grant Nieporte (Screenplay) Joyce Smith (Book)

Starring: Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Dennis Haysbert

Plot: 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.

Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Breakthrough starts as we meet kind friendly mother Joyce Smith (Metz). Who has always been around to help the community with her husband Brian (Lucas) and their adopted son John (Ruiz).

When John is involved in an accident, he impossibly survives drowning in the lake. After Joyce begs for him to recover. Leaving him in a position where nothing medically says John should survive, but somehow the prays work to bring him back.

Thoughts on Breakthrough

Breakthrough is a faith based drama about the real life accident involving the family. How their devoted faith made a miracle happen for one family against every medical case. This will always be one that tugs upon the heartstrings. It looks to put the heavy focus on religion being the thing that could somehow save a life. While many people could question everything about how this movie unfolds. It is important to let the faith side of the story making sense.

The performances in the film are great. The characters needing to question their own faith to make the most of what is going on with in the film. This will see even the strongest characters break down about what happens.

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