Thursday, April 26, 2012

Any Day Now (2012)

Not to put too fine a point on it, Any Day Now is one of the best films of the year. Alan Cumming should be short listed for the Best actor Oscar, or better yet just handed the damn statue now.

Based on a true story this is what happens when two gay men decide to take in a young man with Downs Syndrome. Marco is the neighbor of Alan Cumming, and his mother is a junkie who turns tricks. When she is sent to prison they find the boy wandering the streets. Choosing to do the right thing they take the boy in, and run smack dab into the middle of homophobia...its 1979 and gays, even in California are not welcome.

I was moved. Through the whole film I was fighting tears...and so was the entire audience who left the screening sniffling and wiping away tears.

After the screening ended everyone was talking it up. So much so that the volunteers who heard the talk were rushing out to get tickets for the screenings.
Its a near perfect film with Alan Cumming giving his star making film performance. I say film because if you've seen him on stage or TVyou'll know how great he is, though to be honest this is way better. Its real and on target. You feel his pain and his joy. Cumming also gets to sing some songs that will bring you to tears because of how they are used.

And I dare you not be moved by Isaac Leyva as Marco. His grin will make you joyful. He's wonderful.

If there is any flaw in the film, its that in the second half the film gets a tad bogged down in the legal maneuvers to the point it seems to become a bit preachy. Its not fatal, oh god no, I mean you wouldn't feel as you do at the end if that were the case, but its still there.

See this movie.

1 comment:

  1. Terrible idea, reading this: I've wanted to see this movie ever since I saw the trailer months ago, and this makes me want to see it much, much more. It played nowhere near where I live, so it looks like it's a long wait until Redbox gets it. If they don't, I will return to Netflix for one month JUST to see this. It looks amazing.