Breakthrough (2019) Review, Release date, Cast and Plot


Breakthrough is an upcoming 2019 American Christian drama movie directed by Roxann Dawson. And its written by Grant Nieporte. The movie is based on the Christian novel The Impossible, an account of true events written by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba. It stars are Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas,  Marcel Ruiz,  Topher Grace, Sam Trammel, Mike Colter, and Dennis Haysbert.

Breakthrough Movie Cast

The Movie Cast
Topher GracePastor Jason Noble
Chrissy MetzJoyce Smith
Sam TrammellDr. Kent Sutterer
Josh LucasBrian Smith
Marcel RuizJohn Smith
Dennis HaysbertDoctor Garrett
Rebecca StaabCindy Reiger
Mike ColterTommy Shine
Ali SkovbyeEmma
Lisa DuruptPaula Noble
Victor Zinck Jr.Joe Morrow
Kristen HarrisKay Quinn
Nancy SorelMrs. Abbott
Stephanie CzajkowskiMelissa
Isaac KragtenJosh


Breakthrough Movie Plot

When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. John Smith (Marcel Ruiz) fell through ice on Lake St. Louis while playing with friends. He was put in a coma after being rescued by first responder Tommy Shine (Mike Colter). The movie follows his parents Brian (Josh Lucas) and Joyce (Chrissy Metz), whose faith in God keeps their hope alive that John will pull through.

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The movie is scheduled to release in North American theaters on April 17, 2019.

Breakthrough Movie overview

Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoxann Dawson
Produced byDeVon Franklin
Screenplay byGrant Nieporte
Based onThe Impossible
by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba
  • Chrissy Metz
  • Josh Lucas
  • Topher Grace
  • Mike Colter
  • Marcel Ruiz
  • Sam Trammel
  • Dennis Haysbert
Music byMarcelo Zarvos
CinematographyZoran Popovic
Edited byMaysie Hoy
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Franklin Entertainment
  • Unanimous Media
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • April 17, 2019
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States


Trailer: Breakthrough