This is about a unjust, lopsided system that puts its own ignorance and bigotry over the needs of a child, and watching it is utterly riveting because the film's focus is so humane.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
If the movie preaches to the converted, in the manner of period films about racial civil rights, it never becomes soapy or pious, thanks in part to the tart performances of Alan Cumming and Garrett Dillahunt...
| Original Score: 3/4
Marco's age sidesteps conception arguments, leaving us to judge for ourselves the paths that caring people can take compared with an unfit natural parent.
| Original Score: 3/5
There is a righteous anger behind Any Day Now that rubs away sentimentality and a witty, heartfelt Cumming impresses as a man driven to ensure his voice is heard and his love matters.
| Original Score: 4/5
A fearless, gripping and honest drama that sidesteps schmaltz. Alan Cumming gives the performance of his career.
Travis Fine's true-life story from the 1970s is as ruthless a tear-jerker as we have seen in many a year.
The film fights its small fight honestly and with commendable integrity.
There's a subtle blast of righteous anger in this pointed drama, which finds present-day relevance in a true story that's more than 30 years old.
Redeeming Fine's film from telemovie obviousness is the same thing that surely motivated it: what the actors, all three of them, make of their roles.
Cumming's witty, golden-hearted Rudy is just one of the delights in a real heartbreaker of a film.
The actors excel, particularly Levya, whose turn will knock you sideways.
"Any Day Now" has so many ways to break your heart that it seems less a question whether Travis Fine's indie drama will do it, but how.
A melodramatic but sincere film overflowing with both compassion and exasperation.
A warmly captured, nicely acted period piece social-issue drama that cycles through familiar territory but also deftly sidesteps conventional wisdom about where it may end up.
| Original Score: B+
There's joy in the small moments and fierce, humanist dignity in Alan Cumming's performance.
The best thing about "Any Day Now" is how unpreachy it is.
This poignant if overly sentimental twist on the child-custody drama transcends some of its melodramatic trappings.
This gay custody-battle drama beautifully delivers on every level, especially emotionally.
Though set in 1979 West Hollywood, its themes echo loudly in today's courtrooms as well through compelling characters and an unrelenting narrative.
| Original Score: 8/10
What might have been a typical exercise in socially conscious messaging [becomes] a...touching human drama.