Breakthrough Movie NOT for everyone

April 19, 2019 — 1 Comment


Wednesday night I went went some of my good friends to see the movie Breakthrough. I basically knew the storyline… that a 14 year old boy named John Smith had a miraculous recovery after being without oxygen for 45minutes.

Doctors confirmed the miracle.

A suburban St. Louis teenager who slipped through an icy lake last month and had no pulse for nearly 45 minutes after he was rescued has made a “miraculous” recovery, doctors said. In fact, 14-year-old John Smith’s health has improved so much since the Jan. 19 accident that doctors allowed him to go home Wednesday, NBC affiliate KSDKreported. “I knew there were a lot of people in my corner praying for me,” John, an eighth-grader from St. Charles, told the station.


I thought it would be a feel good move, and it is IF you have NOT lost a child under similar circumstance. Not the drowning but the “critical, no hope diagnosis”.

For me personally Breakthrough was incredibly hard to watch. Every thing from the mom rubbing her son’s feet, (I did) to the medical staff talking negatively in front of her son (they did) to the praying of John Smiths classmates. (Lee University did) There was so many similarities that had I not been with good friends I would have had to walk out.

Breakthrough is Steven Curry’s, a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association first film and I am sure it will be the start of his faith based film career. I hope so because in every other way it is an excellent film.

“John’s story is nothing short of incredible,” said Curry in a statement to THR. “It’s a story about the power of prayer and perseverance and one I immediately connected to. After reading the script, I knew I wanted to be a part of bringing it to life onscreen.”


So go see the movie, but if you have lost a child be prepared for a lot of buried memories to pop up. I wish I did not having to experience the pain and memories all over again.

Seven years and yet the pain all comes back with a vengeance. Yet the power of prayer, miracles and God’s Sovereignty is all covered very well in the movie Breakthrough.

Happy Resurrection Day to all my followers.

Jamie Caulk 3/6/84 to 10/20/11

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  1. Sandra K McPherson April 20, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I’ve seen some trailers & Chrissy Metz interview on Dr Oz with John & DaVon Franklin. I agree – probably not a good movie for bereaved parents to watch in “public”. I decided I’ll wait until I can rent it through my TV provider. It’s been almost 23 years since my 18 year old son Eric died instantly in an auto accident. The pain of living without him is a bit easier, but it Never goes away.

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