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any day now lede“ANY DAY NOW” My rating: C+ (Opening Jan. 4 at the Tivoli)

97 minutes | MPAA rating: R

As a showcase for the not-inconsiderable talents of Scottish actor Alan Cumming, “Any Day Now” is quite successful.

Travis Fine’s movie allows Cumming to wrap his tongue around an utterly convincing Queens accent, lets him sing several songs (including the Dylan standard “I Shall Be Released” that spawned the film’s title), and provides opportunities for him to dance it up as a female impersonator.

The film also lets  Cumming juggle just about every emotion known to humanity save, perhaps, the joy of childbirth. He’s falmboyant, giddy, hilarious, catty, sad, weepy, etc. etc. etc.

Problem is, his knockout perf is in the middle of a gay-themed soap opera that left me feeling emotionally used and abused.

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