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Any Day Now Reviews

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September 5, 2017
The film's heart is in the right place but it never rises above the level of a polemical melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2014
A movie that embraces melodrama and is elevated by its willingness to do that.
May 4, 2014
As a weepy and capitalised Important Tale, the film is very good and some moments stir up emotion, but it isn't the film it should be, failing to hit the heights it is so earnestly aiming for.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
September 6, 2013
For all its commitment and compassion, Cumming's performance always feels as embellished as his climactic torch songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
September 6, 2013
A fearless, gripping and honest drama that sidesteps schmaltz. Alan Cumming gives the performance of his career.
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
September 5, 2013
The film fights its small fight honestly and with commendable integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
September 2, 2013
The actors excel, particularly Levya, whose turn will knock you sideways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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