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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Dec 4, 2012
    90
    Depictions of custody battles have become a cinematic staple, but few register with the heartfelt emotion of Any Day Now.
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Dec 12, 2012
    75
    Cumming and Dillahunt are so terrific - as is Isaac Leyva as their ward - that they pull Any Day Now up from its more maudlin and melodramatic elements.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Dec 13, 2012
    75
    The biggest strength of the movie is the chemistry between Cumming and Isaac Leyva, a first-time feature film actor with Down syndrome, who does as much to make these scenes work as the experienced actors he's sharing scenes with.
  4. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Dec 14, 2012
    63
    Things go awry in the last act, as the movie stops dead for more songs and a tragic coda that seems forced and trite, rather than the three-hankie finale we've all earned. Still, Cumming is wonderful.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Dec 11, 2012
    60
    It's one thing to call a film about homophobia and human rights Any Day Now; it's another to actually have your character sing "I Shall Be Released" in full at the end. The intent is righteous. The dramatic overkill is deadly.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Dec 13, 2012
    50
    The film's title suggests the wry irony of hindsight: We've come a long way, baby, but we're not there yet. Any Day Now could do with a little more of that astringent humor and a little less sap.
  7. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Dec 11, 2012
    40
    Straining for "teachable moments," the film has one noteworthy, unintentional function: to remind us that though LGBT rights are continually evolving, the laws of kitsch remain immutable.

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  1. Jan 11, 2013
    8
    It's 1979 and Alan Cumming's character is making his meager living as a drag performer. He quickly meets a shy closeted hunk (Garret Dillahunt) and they end up fighting for custody of an abandoned teen with Down syndrome. This is an affecting and sweet drama that's elevated by Cumming's feisty performance (and wonderful singing), Dillahunt's lovable charm and Isaac Leyva's sweet smile. The period wardrobe is rich with wide collars and garish patterns, but it's the attitudes that provide the most jarring flashback (although they remain with us). While the subject is fodder for outrage and the story is basic, the acting and direction combine to create an appealing experience. Expand

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