• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Travis Fine
    In Theaters:
    Dec 14, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 23, 2013
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Any Day Now Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

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

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

June 27, 2014
David Stratton
The Australian

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 Source: The Australian | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 16, 2014
Philippa Hawker
Sydney Morning Herald

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

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

April 9, 2014
Simon Weaving

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 Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2014
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 4, 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 Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 21, 2014
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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 Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 13, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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 Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

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 Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

September 6, 2013
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

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 Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

September 6, 2013
Helen Cox

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

Full Review Source: Film4

September 6, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

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 Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 6, 2013
Mike McCahill

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

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

September 5, 2013
Rich Cline

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 Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 5, 2013
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

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 Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

September 5, 2013
Allan Hunter
The List

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

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2013
Kate Stables
Total Film

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

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2013
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"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 Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2013
Matt Pais

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

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 3/4

January 3, 2013
Brent Simon

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 Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: B+

December 29, 2012
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