Breakthrough: The Impossible True Story + Review

Breakthrough: The Impossible True Story + Review
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie below in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.

 

My review of Breakthrough:

With all that is going on in the world Breakthrough was a movie that truly made me feel that life can still have miracles.  The story starts out with Joyce Smith’s (Chrissy Metz), her husband and their adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) as a family unit.  It is clear that Joyce is somewhat an overprotective Mom (not that there is anything wrong with that) but allows her son to go and hang out with his two friends.

While Joyce waits for her son's return she doesn't realize that he is out hanging out with his 2 friends playing on the lake that is covered with ice.  They thought it was safe but unknown to them it didn't take long for the ice to get thinner and for them to fall through.  What unfolds from there is a community that rallies for John and his family.

Joyce's faith is stronger than almost anyone I have ever known.  Her ability to not give up and rely on a power bigger than herself shines through during the entire movie.  If you didn't know better you would not have believed it was a true story.

If you haven't seen this movie yet on digital make sure you get your copy today as it doesn't matter what your faith is, you deserve a movie that makes you see that all things are possible.  It will renew your faith in this world, as it did me.

You can purchase it here on Amazon. ( my affiliate link, if you purchase via this link I will get a small commission for your purchase at no extra cost to you).

BASED ON A TRUE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF FAITH,
BREAKTHROUGH ARRIVES ON DIGITAL JULY 2 AND
4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JULY 16

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO BELIEVE IN DIVINE INTERVENTION TO BE
MOVED BY THIS STORY”
– Bilge Ebiri, The New York Times

Los Angeles (June 6, 2019) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents BREAKTHROUGH, arriving on Digital July 2 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16.

BREAKTHROUGH was the #3 film at the box office it’s opening weekend, eventually drawing more than $50MM worldwide, and continuing the trend of successful stories of faith being told on the big screen. With an A Cinemascore (one of the top nine films scored by audiences this year), Joyce Smith’s story of faith resonated with families everywhere.

“BREAKTHROUGH’s home entertainment release gives us an opportunity to showcase some of the incredible footage grabbed onset that we couldn’t include in the theatrical experience,” said DeVon Franklin, Producer of BREAKTHROUGH and well-known to faith audiences for theatrical hits including MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and THE STAR. “We included deleted scenes and bonus features with never-before-seen footage with cast and crew shot during the film’s production.”

When Joyce Smith’s (Chrissy Metz) adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scienti?c prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

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Along with producer DeVon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), the film was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (SEVEN POUNDS) from Joyce Smith’s own book (The Impossible). BREAKTHROUGH stars Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Josh Lucas (Yellowstone, SWEET HOME ALABAMA), Topher Grace (SPIDER-MAN 3, That ‘70s Show), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Marcel Ruiz (One Day at a Time), Sam Trammell (This is Us, True Blood), and Dennis Haysbert (24). BREAKTHROUGH is directed by Roxann Dawson (House of Cards, The Americans).

Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages, BREAKTHROUGH’s message of hope and community will inspire the whole family.

BREAKTHROUGH 4K Ultra HD™Blu-ray™, and DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • A Tapestry of Miracles: Making Breakthrough
  • “Carry My Soul” Phil Wickham Deleted Scene, and Optional Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Trapped in Icy Waters
  • Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Gallery
BREAKTHROUGH 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Specifications:
Street Date:                           July 16, 2019
Pre-Book:                              June 12, 2019
Screen Format:                     Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio:                                    English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby                                                       Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Total Run Time:                    116 Minutes
U.S. Rating:                           PG (Thematic content including peril)
Closed Captioned:               English SDHBREAKTHROUGH DVD Specifications:
Street Date:                           July 16, 2019
Pre-Book:                              June 12, 2019
Screen Format:                     Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio:                                    English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0
Total Run Time:                    116 Minutes
U.S. Rating:                           PG (Thematic content including peril)
Closed Captioned:                Yes

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film. TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales, and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions, and original productions as well as all third-party distribution partners on DVD, Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD, Digital and VOD (video-on-demand). Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets and digital stores throughout the world.

ABOUT FRANKLIN ENTERTAINMENT
Franklin Entertainment is a dynamic multi-media entertainment company that is an industry leader in developing and producing mainstream inspirational content. Helmed by producer, best-selling author and spiritual success coach, DeVon Franklin. The company has a multi-year first-look film deal with 20th Century Fox. The company has produced such hits as the animated feature film THE STAR and the inspirational true story MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN.

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