Set at the end of the 1970s, Any Day Now makes the viewer intensely aware of how far we've come in the fight for equality over the last 30 or so years. The plot deals with a gay couple who try to adopt a 15 year old boy with Down's Syndrome. The attitude of the US child protection agencies, the courts and, indeed, the wider community make me cringe and I'm thankful that the bigotry and hostility that is depicted here is something that in the UK at least is very much consigned to the history books. The fact that the story remains compelling and doesn't become overly sentimental is due in large part to the two central actors, Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt who portray and unlikely couple in a convincing manner. Of the two, it is Cumming's character of Rudy that drives the plot but he needs the steady, guiding hand of partner Paul to give him a way forward. The fact that the story tries to buck the usual trend of sugar-coated endings this kind of movie is often plagued by is to be applauded but the finale does feel a little rushed which causes it to lose some of the emotional impact that I feel it deserved. This is, however, a great vehicle for Cumming and his undoubted talents which are all too often wasted.