I'm a Christian and I like watching faith-based films even though I'm aware how cheesy, melodramatic, and preachy they all are.
Christian movies are pretty much hated in general public because most of them are like an hour long in-your-face sermon. You know what, I agree. They usually try and make a movie around a message as opposed to telling a story. This Oscar-nominated Christian film still falls into that trope.
As a movie in general, it's pretty generic. But as a faith-based film targeted to specific audiences, I think it pretty much succeeded. Breakthrough paints a remarkable portrait of a family's spiritual journey. It's about faith, hope, and spirituality. This film made me reflect my own Christian faith and I think that's beautiful.