Any Day Now

Any Day Now

DVD - 2013
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When a teenager with Down syndrome is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple, take him in and become the loving family he's never had. But when their living arrangement is discovered, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own.
Publisher: [United States] : Music Box Films, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD ANY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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melek
Apr 13, 2016

An absolutely wonderful yet heart-wrenching movie. I defy you not to be deeply moved by this film.

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Lovemylibrary1
Dec 06, 2015

Alan Cumming is an incredible actor. I can't think of an actor who can play so many distinctly different characters so well, and with such heart. He's just so likable. I haven't seen him play this character before, or anyone play this interesting character before. He's such a good mama bear protecting his young. I am glad I got to see this one. Grateful that the library provides opportunities to see films like this that I missed at the theater.

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hammer59
Nov 04, 2015

Forget the "Gay film" labels---and bring your open mindset and a willing heart to view a unique and loving film that will reach anyone who is still remotely HUMAN.

The story and the acting is sublime.

Magnifique.

Quimeras Aug 24, 2015

A fine, bittersweet story.

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1Jen3
Feb 10, 2015

This is the only movie in memory, I believe, to have ever made me cry. A movie from the library that I could finally relate to, on many of the subjects it brought up. Resonated with my life and brought tears to my eyes. A beautiful, highly recommendable film.

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VRMurphy
Jan 25, 2015

A well-made film, with excellent performances all around; yes, it's a bit of a tearjerker but it's not kitschy. It's sad that we're still debating these issues.

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Nursebob
Dec 31, 2014

It’s West Hollywood, 1979, and female impersonator Rudy (Alan Cumming) is barely eking out a living doing drag shows at a local dive. Everything changes however when he meets Paul, a closeted lawyer with the DA’s office who falls madly in love with him after one blow job. Things become even more interesting when the new couple then try to adopt Marco, a 14-year old child with Down’s Syndrome whose negligent crackhead mother has just been sent to prison on drug charges. Unfortunately, despite being loving parents who have proved their worth, Rudy and Paul quickly find themselves having to contend with rampant homophobia both in their private lives and from the court system. As the powers that be try to wrest Marco away from them forever they turn to one maverick attorney, himself a minority, to appeal their case. But will love be enough to reunite this happy family? Let’s see now...a wisecracking drag queen with a heart of gold, a jive-talking black attorney, a mentally handicapped kid with a winning smile (he likes doughnuts!! Awww!!), and the usual assortment of boorish hetero assholes; is there any clichéd stereotype this movie doesn’t exploit? Add to that some tired old sermonizing and courtroom histrionics and you’re left with one of those heartwarming gay films that straight audiences love to lap up. Mawkish, manipulative, and as phoney as Cumming’s New York accent.

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jonhanzen
Sep 26, 2014

Such heart in this movie all a mist adversity. Tremendous vulnerability and honesty that cut right to real life, being authentic with people. If you want to cry from a beautiful movie that touches your heart, this film I recommend to you, especially to any homophobes out there lol. :)

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crépuscule
Sep 24, 2014

An exquisite film that reminds us how, while the times have certainly changed, the injustices and biases in our legal systems have not necessarily been obliterated. This is a movie that really made me think about what is important in life and is, of course, deeply moving. Would definitely recommend it!

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 20, 2014

The story happened in the 70's when gay right was still limited. Acting was good and the story line fairly touching. And it does not have a happy ending. However, it is not my favorite theme of drama so I skipped some parts of it.

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“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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