Any Day Now
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Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. In the late 1970s, when Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with down syndrome who's been abandoned by his mother, is taken in by committed couple Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), he finds in them the family he's never had. However, when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy and Paul must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too much of "Any Day Now" founders in cliche and predictable table-turning and point-scoring instead of building a set of complicated characters at odds with a biased system."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Generally abysmal."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"A movie that embraces melodrama and is elevated by its willingness to do that."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Any Day Now is a movie of good intentions and bad wigs, warm-hearted but slightly oversimplified."
‑ Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald
"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."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"The growing community of gay parents deserves a better reflection of their struggles than a kitschy "Kramer vs. Kramer.""
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Gets its point across, and its sad drama. And it spotlights a marvelous performance by Alan Cumming."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"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."
‑ Lee Zachariah, Concrete Playground
"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."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"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."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Switches between a few primary modes -- agenda-mentary, romance, courtroom drama, tearjerker -- without engaging very convincingly in any of them."
‑ Claude Peck, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Cumming is wonderful, and you know something? Trying a little understanding sure doesn't hurt."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"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."
‑ David Stratton, The Australian
"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"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"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..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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