Breakthrough

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“I was so glad to play the part of that movie mom in Breakthrough—showing the world what resilience can do. It gives you the strength to pray without giving up.”

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Parade

Parade

“We all want something to believe in. We hold tight to hope through the winding road of life …”

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Inside Edition

Inside Edition

“BREAKTHROUGH tells the true story of one of the most miraculous recoveries ever.”

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Crosswalk

Crosswalk

“BREAKTHROUGH is among the best fmovies I’ve seen. It’s also among the most inspiring. Here are four reasons why …”

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The St. Louis American

The St. Louis American

"This isn’t a fairytale. Nor fiction. It is real life. A true story. And it happened in the St. Louis region.”

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Christian Post

Christian Post

“Hollywood actors starring in Breakthrough said they were moved to tears and felt like they had been given a gift when they first read the script.”

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Plugged In

Plugged In

“It’s definitely a true story. Not inspired by, but based on. So what you see in the film, and how it happened, is definitely how it happened in real life.”

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St. Anthony Messenger

St. Anthony Messenger

“I believe we are here for service, and that the more you give, the more you receive. … We’re all in this together. It’s a beautiful, cyclical thing.”

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Faithwire

Faithwire

“Chrissy Metz didn’t need to be convinced miracles happen; she’s seen them in her own life.”

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Essence

Essence

"I want to do movies that my mom would want to go see. I want to do movies that the whole family can go see, something that is respectable and will have people walking out of the theatre feeling positive. Breakthrough is that."

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The Federalist

The Federalist

“I prayed all the way to the hospital,” says Smith. “I was begging God for John’s life. He was our gift.”

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Catholic Digest

Catholic Digest

“It was so nice to be part of a real story that I know is going to change people’s minds, their perspectives, [and] their hearts.”

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CBN.com

CBN.com

That's what mercy is for, right? It’s for the people who don't really deserve it or we don't think they deserve it. They are the ones who need it the most. That's such a beautiful thought.”

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National Catholic Register

National Catholic Register

“I think we’re all looking for breakthroughs. We’re all looking for this path or answer or particular goal in our lives—whether we’re trying to pursue a career, or we are literally praying our children back to life.”

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Catholic Mom

Catholic Mom

“This was one of the first times that I could actually do a film that reflected my personal beliefs … I also have an adopted daughter and that brought me very close to how Joyce feels.”

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Monarch

Monarch

"I think the reason people are responding to the movie the way they are responding is because they find the experience we’re portraying on screen to be very real.”

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Assist News Service

Assist News Service

“Ever meet someone who died…and lived to tell about it? Breakthrough tells a startling, back-from-the-brink recovery story …”

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Los Angeles Sentinel

Los Angeles Sentinel

"I want the audience speaking life into the idea that all things are possible to those who believe.”

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Reviews

New York Times

“A Remarkable Story of Survival”

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Quad City Times

“This is what a faith-based movie should be. A well-written story with a highly talented cast that makes for a high-quality film with solid production values.”

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Movieguide

“BREAKTHROUGH is a must-see. … Each character, believers and unbelievers, undergoes a tremendous journey in BREAKTHROUGH, an inspiring movie that will make you laugh and cry.”

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Patheos

“I found this film a deeply moving and powerful story of faith.”

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Plugged In

“This story is so many things. It’s heartbreaking, as John struggles with his identity and self-worth. It’s honest, as the Smith family, and many others, wrestle with their faith in God. And, ultimately, it's powerful, offering a testimony to God's goodness and mercy.”

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Common Sense Media

“… the film's honesty is what gives it power. More strength comes from (Chrissy) Metz' sensational performance: … her authenticity will affect every mother in the audience.”

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Medium

“… the strongest grip of the film belongs to Chrissy Metz. … It’s wonderful to see Metz with a healthy lead role that really suits her strengths.”

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Kam Williams

“An edge-of-your-seat, faith-oriented/medical drama, equally riveting in terms of spiritual and worldly concerns.”

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Catholic News Service

“(BREAKTHROUGH) benefits from Metz’s driven performance and will have sympathetic viewers cheering her character on all the way.”

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Catholic World Report

“Peace is found in praising and blessing God in times of both joy and sorrow, and that is the true breakthrough shown in this film.”

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Pauline Center for Media Studies

“This movie is a testimony to the power of prayer and grace working through peace. … Miracles do happen! This story proves it.”

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North Texas Catholic

“The movie gives us a life lesson on perseverance, the power of prayer, and what can happen when an entire community comes together to enlist God’s help.”

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NAME YOUR DATE Private Showings

When BREAKTHROUGH opens in theaters this Easter, you have the unprecedented opportunity to host an exclusive private showing of the movie as early as two weeks before it opens in theaters—beginning April 5!

Make your plans to buy out a show time (75 or more tickets) and then select a date between April 5 and April 21 that works best for you and your group. You can also bring a group of 30 or more when the movie opens Wednesday, April 17.

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