Any Day Now Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
December 14, 2012
There's no denying the power of Cumming, Leyva and Dillahunt's performances, nor the tragedy and injustice of the situation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 14, 2012
The film is sometimes swamped by its own tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2012
Cumming is the linchpin, and the actor does an exceptional job of moving across the vast galaxy of universal emotions about partners and parenthood. He takes us to the heart of the matter in ways that matter most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 13, 2012
An outraged, unblinking depiction of institutionalized homophobia three decades ago, when the prevailing court opinion in adoption cases was that exposing a child to a homosexual environment was harmful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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December 13, 2012
It would take a heart of stone - or zero tolerance for soap - to resist Any Day Now, a full-throttle weepie about a West Hollywood gay couple trying to adopt a neglected boy with Down syndrome.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 13, 2012
The script seems almost religiously adverse to Hallmark-style melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
December 13, 2012
Any Day Now, about a gay couple in '70s LA trying to adopt a boy with Down syndrome, has movie-of-the-week melodrama written all over it. But it rises above the saccharin thanks to strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 13, 2012
Director Travis Fine gives his period details flourish and lets Cumming and Dillahunt create well-rounded characters, but "Any Day Now" winds up treacly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 13, 2012
The bare-bones script is fleshed out by Cumming and Dillahunt, who create characters that are as memorable as they are moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 13, 2012
Cumming and Dillahunt are so terrific-as is Isaac Leyva as their ward-that they pull Any Day Now up from its more maudlin and melodramatic elements.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
December 12, 2012
Alan Cumming's brilliant performance is eye-catching and provocative, imbued with such feeling that this turns a social-issue film into a must-see movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
December 12, 2012
Its most redeeming quality is that it isn't so quick to neuter its queer characters into a package-friendly "gay couple" aesthetic a la Modern Family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Fear
Time Out
December 11, 2012
The intent is righteous. The dramatic overkill is deadly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
December 11, 2012
Straining for "teachable moments," the film has one noteworthy, unintentional function: to remind us that though LGBT rights are continually evolving, the laws of kitsch remain immutable.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
December 6, 2012
Looking for the little movie that will make you laugh and cry and think? Here's one of the year's gems, worth the effort to track it down and see it.
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Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
November 27, 2012
Acting from beneath the least flattering haircut this side of the Bee Gees, Cumming delivers what is possibly his best performance to date.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 27, 2012
Alan Cumming has never been nominated for an Oscar, but director Travis Fine's powerful, fact-based movie could be the breakthrough role that makes it happen.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 27, 2012
...a powerful independent film that could slip through the cracks. If you have a chance to see it on the big screen, don't pass up the chance to see it. I guarantee you will be moved.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David D'Arcy
Screen International
May 15, 2012
Any Day Now spices a sentimental family drama into a comedy with the cynical stiletto wit of a drag queen played by Alan Cumming.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
May 4, 2012
Laugh out loud funny and heartbreaking without resorting to neat Hollywood set-ups or resolutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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