Picks and Pans Review: Something in Common
After starting off as slow as a 10-mile-long freight train, Something really gets rolling when the plot comes into view: Ellen Burstyn's son, Patrick Cassidy, falls in love with fellow cooking student Tuesday Weld. Fine, but Patrick's 22 and Tuesday's 42—too close for comfort to his mom Ellen's age. When these women meet, they treat you to sub-zero glares, steaming tempers and more exciting fights than I've seen in a dozen Rockys. Burstyn's an even better mom here than she is in her own sinking sitcom. Something has its false moments—a half-hour's worth, about Burstyn and a sex-book author—but the rest is well worth the watch.
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