• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Travis Fine
  • In Theaters:    Dec 14, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    Apr 23, 2013
  • Music Box Films

Any Day Now Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014

A movie that embraces melodrama and is elevated by its willingness to do that.

David Stratton
The Australian
April 16, 2014

Young Leyva has a smile that lights up the screen, but the film makes the mistake of depicting several of the characters as though they were villains from some lesser movie. That the film overcomes this approach is testament to its essential spirit.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philippa Hawker
Sydney Morning Herald
April 9, 2014

Any Day Now is a movie of good intentions and bad wigs, warm-hearted but slightly oversimplified.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
April 7, 2014

Set in the 1970s, this drama about custody rights and gay relationships has noble intentions and some fine performances, but loses its way with melodrama and an overripe sound track.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 4, 2014

It's a sombre film, heartfelt and moving, a reminder that the weakest and most vulnerable in our society often pay the heaviest price for other people's narrow minded, biased and uninformed, inhumane world view

Jim Schembri
3AW
March 21, 2014

This movie is an emotional button pusher, and it knows what it is doing. Alan Cumming is especially effective as a man for whom fatherhood becomes a defining goal in an otherwise aimless life.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 13, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 9, 2013

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...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 6, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
September 6, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Helen Cox
Film4
September 6, 2013

A fearless, gripping and honest drama that sidesteps schmaltz. Alan Cumming gives the performance of his career.

Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 6, 2013

Travis Fine's true-life story from the 1970s is as ruthless a tear-jerker as we have seen in many a year.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
September 5, 2013

The film fights its small fight honestly and with commendable integrity.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
September 5, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
September 5, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
The List
September 3, 2013

Cumming's witty, golden-hearted Rudy is just one of the delights in a real heartbreaker of a film.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kate Stables
Total Film
September 2, 2013

The actors excel, particularly Levya, whose turn will knock you sideways.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 21, 2013

"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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
January 3, 2013

A melodramatic but sincere film overflowing with both compassion and exasperation.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
December 29, 2012

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.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
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