The Starling

2021 Drama | Comedy

A woman adjusting to life after a loss contends with a feisty bird that's taken over her garden — and a husband who's struggling to find a way forward.

Our Review

by Deirdre Molumby
Star Rating:

Its great cast aside, 'The Starling' is schmaltzy, insincere and forgettable

After a married couple – Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) and Jack Maynard (Chris O’Dowd) – suffer a devastating loss, they both struggle in their grief. While Jack gets checked into hospital, Lilly continues her job at a convenience store while also doing the upkeep of their house. One day, a starling settles in the backyard, driving Lilly demented as they compete over the territory. She is eventually advised to seek out Dr. Larry Fine (Kevin Kline), who is a psychologist-turned-veterinarian. His worldly advice and friendship turns out to be just what Lilly – and Jack – need.

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