BREAKTHROUGH Movie Review @SeeBreakthrough #Sponsored #BreakThroughMovie

This is a sponsored post with Fox Home Entertainment.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents BREAKTHROUGH, arriving on Digital July 2 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16.

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 scientific 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.

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 on set 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.”

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 
  • 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

I was in the throws of parenthood when this story came out in the news.  I don't remember hearing about it but that is probably because I was dealing with teenage angst,  diaper changes, lack of sleep, and just trying to keep my head above water {like what I did there?}

The film is based upon the book by Joyce Smith, which I am now even more interested in reading after viewing the film.  

BREAKTHROUGH tells the true story of how her son John fell through the ice, drowned, and miraculously came back to life.

Chrissy Metz (Joyce Smith) and Marcel Ruiz (John Smith, in bed) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser

I'm already a huge fan of Chrissy Metz from This is Us, but wow, she is really amazing in this film!  She plays this emotional role so perfectly.  I was crying along with her in all of the hospital scenes.  Her performance is so moving and so real.

L to R: Isaac Kragten (Josh), Marcel Ruiz (John Smith) and Nikolas Dukic (Rieger) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser

BREAKTHROUGH deals with not only a major accident that transforms the lives of the family and people around them. It also deals with adoption and how it feels to be a teenager struggling to find your identity in a conservative Christian family.

Marcel Ruiz (John Smith) and Chrissy Metz (Joyce Smith) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser. TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

No matter your beliefs or religion, you can't help but be moved by this miraculous story.  I don't want to give away any spoilers, but you will need tissues to watch this, especially if you're a parent.  It's an intensely emotional film about faith and family.


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