‘This is Us’ Chrissy Metz Stars in Upcoming Faith-Based Film

Miracles still happen. That is the message of the faith-based film, Breakthrough starring This is Us’ Chrissy Metz. Based on Joyce Smith’s book, The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection, Breakthrough tells the true story of an event that happened just four years ago.

Metz plays Smith whose 14-year-old son falls through the ice of a Missouri lake. He was trapped under water for 15 minutes and even after he was rescued, he had no pulse for 43 minutes. All seemed lost and Smith was told to come in and say her goodbyes to her son as there was no hope for the boy. But Smith refused to give up and continued to pray for her son’s complete recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. Not only did her son come back to life, but he is alive today telling his story.

Directed by Roxann Dawson and produced by DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven), Breakthrough also stars Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter…

Faith film makes a Quantum Leap

Movie: Me Again
Cast: David A. R. White, Ali Landry, Logan White, Bruce McGill, Della Reese, Tommy Blaze
Directors: David A. R. White, Jeffrey Peterson
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Unrated but probably PG
“Be careful what you pray for” is the warning given for the new movie Me Again, available on DVD today, January 24, 2012. Fans of the old NBC TV show, Quantum Leap will certainly enjoy this romp that borrow a similar idea. Instead of Dr. Sam Beckett “leaping” into a different body, this time the leaper is Pastor Rich Chaplin.
Rich (David A. R. White) is unhappy with his life. He isn’t crazy about his kids, his wife has kicked him out of the house and he doesn’t care much for his own congregation. “Please God, help me to be anybody except who I am” is his prayer and God answers it in a strange way. Rich begins the process of seeing how others around him live not only through their eyes, but through their bodies as well. He inhabits the bodies of a rich businessman, an elderly maid, a female fashion model and more. With the help of his best friend Tony (Tommy Blaze) the two try to make sense of everything. Each time Rich shows up, he looks like someone else, so he lets Tony know who he is by saying “It’s me again.” He also receives some sage advice from Big Earl (Bruce McGill), a late night television-advertising spokesman. The storyline may seem similar to It’s a Wonderful Life but it is different enough to not be a cliché. The film is uneven in parts and possibly rushed through editing, but the end result is a highly entertaining movie with a good message that doesn’t speak down to the audience.
The acting and writing is better than most Christian films and features some nice special effects for a lower budget movie. White, who also serves as director of the film, has nice comedic timing and carries the film well as the lead. He is joined by a great cast including Della Reese (who isn’t in this movie near enough), Ali Landry (who plays Rich’s wife and ironically got her start acting in a Doritos commercial) and Logan White (playing s self-hating model).
This film will make you laugh and give you something to think about without feeling like you’re being preached at. It speaks a message to both Christians and non-Christians alike about the value of marriage and fatherhood.

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