A decent cast faces an uphill battle of Sisyphean proportions in "Any Day," a cliché-ridden, heavy-handed redemptive drama written and directed by Rustam Branaman.
With nowhere to go, he stays with his sister (Kate Walsh), the single mom of an angelic son (Nolan Gross). But soon he gets back into the swing of things, dating a woman he hit on at the supermarket (
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Making good on that feeling, Branaman signals every upcoming plot shift with all the subtlety of one of the ex-con boxer's lethal punches.
By the time the film reaches a faith-based, third-act crescendo, Bean, Walsh and company, despite their best efforts, look like they know they've been beaten, while the score's mournful strings wring out whatever pathos remains untapped.
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Running time: 1 hour, 38 minutes.