PREVIEW: The Starling (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda), Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies), Daveed Diggs (Wonder), Skyler Gisondo (Booksmart), Loretta Devine (Waiting to Exhale), Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman), Rosalind Chao (The Laundromat), Kimberly Quinn (St. Vincent), Emily Tremaine (The Birthday Cake), Scott MacArthur (The Diabolical), Elisabeth Röhm (American Hustle), Verónica Falcón (Jungle Cruise), Jimmy O. Yang (Fantasy Island)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures), director, producer; Matt Harris (film debut), writer; Kimberly Quinn (El Camino Christmas) and Dylan Sellers (Agent Cody Banks), producers; Benjamin Wallfisch (It), composer; Lawrence Sher (Joker), cinematographer; Matt Friedman (Palm Springs) and Peter Teschner (Horrible Bosses), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Lily (McCarthy) and Jack (O’Dowd) suffer a tragic loss, which leads to him heading to a mental facility to heal while she is left alone to deal with her grief. She soon becomes comically obsessed with killing an aggressive starling that has nested in her backyard, but with the help of quirky psychologist-turned-vet Larry (Kline) she finds a way to confront her troubles…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Melissa McCarthy reunites with director Theodore Melfi for a tender comedy-drama that gives the actress plenty of heart-warming material to work with.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

 

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