The Starling Film Review: Viewers Calls The Film Unfavorable

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Netflix has been a source of both good and bad feelings among moviegoers. Moreover, it’s great for getting to watch movies that might not have been seen otherwise. But, it also has a tendency of canceling out any awards buzz. Because most people don’t get around to watching them in theaters. Before they’re available on the streaming service. This article is about The Starling Film Review.

This is what happened with The Starling. The Starling is a new comedy-drama film. And it had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2020.

The viewers have been streaming reviews on Twitter, calling the film unfavorable. The audience wasn’t impressed with the performance of The Starling’s cast. Viewers even mentioned that they were disappointed with the film’s direction and screenplay. Despite all of the negativity surrounding The Starling, Netflix released the film through its streaming service on September 24, 2021.

The theme of the Movie The Starling

Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd were seen playing the role of Lilly and Jack Maynard. The movie follows the couple losing their baby, Katie to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Nevertheless, the movie did a great job of portraying the couple’s struggles and inner battles.

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The couple goes through psychological upsets and Jack enrolls indefinitely into a psychiatric hospital. After, Lilly on the advice of Jack’s doctor goes to see Dr. Larry Fine. Dr. Larry Fine is portrayed by Kevin Kline.

Lilly later engages with an utterly fake-looking title bird. Moreover, the bird is used as a symbol of pain and loss. The couple’s relationship seems to be on the decline after their baby dies tragically.

The Stars of The Starling Film Failed to Impress the Viewers

The Starling had Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, and Kevin Kline in the leading role. The theme of the movie was very similar to the Hollywood classic film, The Big Sick.

However, the audience was surprised with how different the characters’ personalities are in comparison to what they expected from watching the trailer of the movie. The movie subjected depression, grief, and many other real and painful aspects of life.

The overall reviews received by the film were unfavorable and the audience was unhappy with it. In addition, the critics made a big deal out of the movie’s cinematography and acting. But they were not impressed by its storyline.

The film did receive two thumbs down from Rotten Tomatoes who gave it an average score. As of now, there is no news about the movie’s sequel and it is unlikely that there will be one.

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