Breakthrough (2019)

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Breakthrough (2019)
'Breakthrough' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

"Breakthrough" is a 2019 American Christian drama film directed by Roxann Dawson, produced by Unanimous Media for 20th Century Fox and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is written by Grant Nieporte, based on the Christian book 'The Impossible', an account of true events written by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba.

The film tells the story of a St. Louis teenager who slipped through an icy lake in January 2015 and was underwater for 15 minutes before resuscitative efforts were started. Although being rescued, he is in a coma, and his family must rely on their faith to get through the ordeal.

"Breakthrough" premiered in St. Louis on March 20, 2019, and was released in the United States on April 17, 2019. It was the first film from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, following Disney's acquisition of the company. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

Cast - Chrissy Metz as Joyce Smith
          Josh Lucas as Brian Smith
          Marcel Ruiz as John Smith
          Topher Grace as Pastor Jason Noble
          Mike Colter as Tommy Shine
          Sam Trammell as Dr. Kent Sutterer
          Dennis Haysbert as Dr. Garrett
          Maddy Martin as Abby Sutterer
          Isaac Kragten as Josh
          Nikolas Dukic as Reiger
          Travis Bryant as Jonah
          Taylor Mosby as Chayla
          Ali Skovby as Emma
          Chuck Shamata as Fire Chief
          Nancy Sorel as Mrs. Abbott
          Lisa Durupt as Paula Noble
          Rebecca Staab as Cindy Reiger

Release Date - April 17, 2019 (United States)

Genre - Drama

Directed by - Roxann Dawson

Produced by - DeVon Franklin

Screenplay by - Grant Nieporte

Based on - 'The Impossible'
                  by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba

Music by - Marcelo Zarvos

Cinematography - Zoran Popovic

Edited by - Maysie Hoy

Production Company - 20th Century Fox
                                    Fox 2000 Pictures
                                    Franklin Entertainment
                                    Unanimous Media

Distributed by - Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Country - United States

Language - English

Running time - 116 minutes

Budget - $14 million

Box office - $37.1 million


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