The latest American drama movie, The Starling, has been the brainchild of Matt Harris, and the director is Theodore Melfi. The latter is joined by Dylan Sellers and Kimberly Quinn as the producers of the movie. The comedy-drama has been made under the production of Entertainment One, Limelight, and Boies/Schiller Film Group. The cinematography has been credited to Lawerence Sher, and Matt Friedman, and Peter Teschner are the editors. Benjamin Wallfisch has given the one-hour 43 minutes movie the music.
The movie hasn’t received a good response from the viewers. It has managed to score 5.6 by IMDb, 22% by the Rotten Tomatoes, and just 32% of Metacritic score despite the stellar cast in it. The reason indicated by the critics is its excessive melodrama that has ruined the characters in the movie by making it unreal and overly whimsy. Despite the cast bearing the potential to pull out significant roles in their previous work, this movie has somewhat undermined their capacity and set them forth this not-so-well scripted film.
Yet, there is hope for the movie to gather viewers due to its many touching scenes where people might be able to resonate. Let’s see how the movie furnishes after its broadcast on Netflix. Let’s find out what should be known by you before hopping into the movie.
What Is The Starling About?
The couple Lilly and Jack are facing trouble in their marriage which makes them go their own way to deal with the situation. When Lilly is left alone to be guilty about the entire situation, a starling makes a nest in her backyard. The problem arises when it starts to harass Lilly, and the latter then decides to kill it.
The entire situation has a comical element to it. Lilly then comes across a veterinarian who was previously a psychologist, Larry, to seek some advice. The latter has his troubles in the past, but the two develop a unique bond, thus helping each other to overcome their problems and confront and acknowledge them offer hope to each other.
Who Are All In The Starling?
The cast in The Starling comprised of:
- Lilly Maynard, played by Melissa McCarthy
- Larry Fine, played by Kevin Kline
- Jack Maynard, played by Chris O’Dowd
- Ben played by Daveed Diggs
- Travis Delp, played by Timothy Olyphant
- Velma, played by Lorette Devine
- Dickie played by Skyler Gisondo
- Fawn, played by Rosalind Chao
- Sherri, played by Laura Harrier
- Regina, played by Kimberly Quinn
- Alice, played by Emily Tremaine
- Ralph the Trucker, played by Scott MacArthur
- Rosario Alvarez, played by Veronica Falcon
- Nancy Rothwelder, played by Elizabeth Rohm
- Dillon, played by Brock Brenner
- Wilson, played by Carla Gallo
- Margie, played by Edi Patterson
- Big Daddy, played by Don McManus
- Chuck, played by Dan Bakkedahl
The Starling Release Date
The movie was initially showcased at Toronto International Film Festival this year on September 12 and later got a limited release on September 17, 2021.
Now it is finally available on Netflix for a global audience from September 24, 2021.