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Any Day Now (2012)

R | | Drama | 6 September 2013 (UK)
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In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

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Travis Fine
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Cumming ... Rudy Donatello
Garret Dillahunt ... Paul Fliger
Isaac Leyva ... Marco Deison
Frances Fisher ... Judge Meyerson
Gregg Henry ... Lambert
Jamie Anne Allman ... Marianna Deison
Chris Mulkey ... DA Wilson
Don Franklin ... Lonnie Washington
Kelli Williams ... Miss Flemming
Alan Rachins ... Judge Resnick
Mindy Sterling ... Miss Mills
Doug Spearman ... Johnny Boy (as Douglas Spearman)
Randy Roberts ... PJ
Miracle Laurie ... Monica
Michael Nouri ... Miles Dubrow
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In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Written by @anydaynowmovie

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They made him a promise. He made them a family.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Any Day Now: Talvez Um Dia... See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,489, 16 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$200,002, 31 March 2013
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PFM Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Paul Fliger: Give me a call.
Rudy Donatello: Are you sure that's what you want?
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Shake Down
Written by Eddie Hadley Murrell and Dwight J. Emile
Performed by Black Ice
Courtesy of HDM Records
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536th Review: Straight, Gay, who cares? Good emotional drama is good...
13 April 2013 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Any Day Now attempts something unconventional, which I Love Philip Morris did for romantic comedies in 2007, - that is, it sticks to the conventions of its genre while doing so through a gay lens. As a straight man, who simply loves good films, this doesn't mean that some films are good because of an agenda and some are bad - I guess my criteria is: do I feel involved, did it move me, was it memorable?

On that criteria Any Day Now flies high - it is a good solid drama about two men who not only find each other but also a surrogate son with Downs Syndrome. Set in the mid-70s. they run into problems.

The first half is exceptional in being riveting without a need for tension - an achievement in itself - the establishment of relationships and character is superb. The second half's arc is slightly too melodramatic in places and this overbalances the film slightly in the middle, but it does recover superbly by the end.

What we end up with is a very good drama, with real poignancy; and one that you shouldn't avoid because it's about male parents. This is worth watching for Alan Cummings' performance alone, he was Scotland's best comic in the 90s, doing full-on high camp as an air steward before taking on film roles in America (noticeably in the Spy Kids franchise). Here turns to real acting - it's a great performance - he almost manages, but just misses in places, that intense subtlety which makes great actors seem transparently honest, but like other comedians who've made this difficult transition, we sense the pain and the drive for that honesty.

Definitely worth anyone's time.


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