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

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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…

This Day in Pop Culture for March 21

'God's Not Dead' was released on March 21, 2014

‘God’s Not Dead’ Movie is Released

It was on this day in 2014 that a “little” faith-based film by Pure Flix Entertainment came arrived in theaters and surprised many by becoming a huge hit. Based on the book God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty by Rice Brooks, God's Not Dead was directed by Harold Cronk and starred Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A. R. White and Dean Cain. The film had a $2 million budget but raked in over $62 million. Though many critics gave the film unfavorable reviews, the film proved to resonate with many others. The film won a GMA Dove Award for “Inspirational Film of the Year.” A sequel was released on April 1, 2016.


Fictional JR Ewing of "Dallas" was shot on March 21, 1980.

Who Shot J.R.?

It was the shot heard around the world: J. R. Ewing, the lead character of the CBS evening soap opera, Dallas, was shot on this day in 1980 leaving viewers to wrestle their thoughts on who the culprit might be for eight months when the show returned in November. The phrase “Who Shot J. R.” became a popular slogan for t-shirts and the like. (If you were a fan of the show, you know that it was Kristin Shepherd, J. R.’s mistress, who did the deed.) Dallas ran for twelve and a half seasons in its original run and returned to TV with some of the original cast in 2012. Unfortunately, Larry Hagman, the actor who played the iconic role died that same year. The show continues to run on TNT.


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