I just watched Any Day Now and I found This is a great movie. Love and kindness are a truly power to change the world. I can say this film is one of the best movies I watched in this year.
Any Day Now (2012)
"Marco didn’t ask to be born to a junkie. He didn’t ask to be different. Didn’t ask for none of this. And I just don’t see why he should be punished any more for the stuff that ain’t his fault."
I follow a blog on Tumblr called Old Films Flicker, and watch many of their recommendations. As a film fanatic myself, I can ensure you, they’re practically NEVER wrong with what they recommend.
And oh, god, they so weren’t with this one.
I decided to watch it as soon as I read the first screencap’s dialogue. In it, you saw two men flirting at a bar, telling their life stories to each other. Alan Cumming was one of them, and I’ve always loved his acting, I must admit. Even right now, right after the credits have stopped rolling, I find myself bouncing on my seat and doing my best not to watch it again and type this instead.
It was perfect, the ending was beautifully tear-jerking, and the kid, Iaac Layva, was so beautiful and enourmously good an actor… I don’t think I have seen him anywhere else, but I’m certainly looking forward to!
For a change, this movie is not the normal chick flick hollywoodesque thing. It’s not your gun-pointing, bomb-exploding kind of Bond film. It’s not the kind to be recommended in Fox News.
This movie touches sensitive issues, such as mental illness, social services in the US, homophobia, racism, addictions, and all sorts of things. It revolves around the lives of two men who love each other (Rudy Donatello, an aspiring artist that does an female lip-sync act in a gay bar, and Paul Fliger, an ascending lawyer in an important firm) and their quest to adopt the kid of an incarcerated junkie that lives in the apartment next-door to Rudy.
The falling in love felt genuine, and man, can Alan sing!! Amazing, really.
I fully recommend it! Again, keep the tissues box near you.
When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.
from “A Brave and Startling Truth”
She turned out the light and I patted my son’s head lightly and went back to sleep.
from “Still I Rise”