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Any Day Now

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Drama about parenting, discrimination is moving but clunky.

Movie R 2012 97 minutes
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If you can ignore the hideous wigs and the sometimes too-on-the-nose dialogue, you may be able to spot a powerful, heart-rending movie in ANY DAY NOW. Cumming delivers what may well be his most sincere, most rooted performance yet, making Rudy a maddening, frustrating, yet likeable man with realistic issues and foibles (hot-headedness, lack of foresight). Although the movie doesn't quite explain how Marco brings out the nurturer in Rudy, we buy it. And we understand him and Paul, in part because Cumming and Dillahunt share an easy, sweet chemistry. Their low-key turns amplify the devastating issues the film brings to light, especially since custody battles like this still exist in this world today.

Given its earnest intentions, it's a shame Any Day Now has to suffer at times from seemingly low production values. Yes, the events depicted here are circa-1970s and early 1980s, but does the movie have to look and feel like it was made way back then (and not in a good way)? Still, it's worth a viewing.

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