Chrissy Metz in Official Trailer for True Story Faith Film 'Breakthrough'

December 5, 2018
Source: YouTube

Breakthrough Trailer

"I need you to be best for John, and you just let God do the rest." 20th Century Fox has debuted the first official trailer for a religious drama titled Breakthrough, based on the true story of Joyce Smith who believes she was able to bring her son back to life through the power of prayer. When he was 14, Joyce's son John accidentally drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports, CPR was performed for 27 minutes to no avail. Until his mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around. The film is about Joyce and her experiences, based on her own book. Chrissy Metz stars as Joyce, with Marcel Ruiz as her son John, and a cast including Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Sam Trammell, and Dennis Haysbert. God is as God does, folks.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Roxann Dawson's Breakthrough, direct from Fox's YouTube:

Breakthrough Poster

Breakthrough is inspired by the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) 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. Breakthrough is directed by American actor-turned-filmmaker Roxann Dawson, now making her feature directorial debut with this film after working extensively in TV before, directing a few episodes of "Mercy Street", "House of Cards", "Runaways", and "The Americans". The screenplay is written by Grant Nieporte, based on Joyce Smith's book titled "The Impossible". Fox will release Dawson's Breakthrough in theaters everywhere starting April 17th, 2019, on Easter Weekend, next spring. Anyone interested in this?

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Okay, most of these Christian movies are terrible, hokey and just eye-rollingly bad. However...this has got LUKE CAGE! LUKE CAGE!!!!! (Also, I dig the song Oceans by Hillsong.) But Chrissy Metz looks like she's overacting all over the maybe it's as predicted? I'd love to see a documentary on this too...

THE_RAW_ on Dec 5, 2018


agree. the man indestructible! Luke Cage. I too would like to see a doc on this rather than an interpreted account. I most definitely am wary of these stories, and defer to science. But as the world is now — can't hurt to have a little cheese, feel-good tripe sometimes.

italianoscalliano on Dec 6, 2018


Will I see it? Highly unlikely. But I do feel sympathetic for stories like this ...

shiboleth on Dec 5, 2018


i am a christian and i dont fear death, i will embrace it. when i loved ones pass that believe and are followers of Christ i do not mourn there passing but i re joy for them to be home with there heavenly father. No matter your faith looking a child is something NO parent would ever want, but if your given the cards in life to have to live beyond your child if you are a believer it will make that time easier in knowing they are in the comfort of the Lord. My aunt passed away over a year ago from cancer at the young age or 49, and we did not have a funeral for her we had a celebration, a celebration of her life of her time here with us on earth and we all found so much comfort in knowing she was no longer in paid and in eternal Glory! God saved him son's eternal life. As a true Christian you know your life here on earth is temporary and the true goal is not to live as long as you can but live the life your given no matter the length to the Glory of the lord and show his light to everyone you encounter. I hope maybe this will help you.

Alicia Artigas on Dec 6, 2018


Thank you for your reply, I never said you were wrong and only I was right be all have the right to believe whatever we want, was just trying to shed light on my views that is all

Alicia Artigas on Dec 7, 2018


@disqus_yyq0lnHEEt:disqus I'm a Christian too, but I'm never inclined to share my beliefs with someone who isn't interested. If they ask, I'll gladly share my beliefs and why I believe it's TRUTH for ME. But just because that's not the truth to you, isn't it a bit hypocritical to think that YOUR views/beliefs are correct as they only pertain to you? Isn't that basically the same stance as the Christians you criticize? Food for thought my friend...take care...

THE_RAW_ on Dec 7, 2018


this is fucking stupid, as is anyone who believes in god, especially to this degree I'd say Fox should be ashamed of themselves but after seeing Fox "News" and the other heartless bullshit they're into they clearly have no shame

DanielShaw on Dec 6, 2018



DAVIDPD on Dec 6, 2018


HAHAHAH! All those actors stooped that low for this.

Josh Taylor on Dec 6, 2018


lol i'm from the area and i never heard of this story.

Michael Baldwin on Jan 23, 2019

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