The Starling

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.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Lilly Maynard: Melissa McCarthy
  • Jack Maynard: Chris O’Dowd
  • Dr Larry Fine: Kevin Kline
  • Travis Delp: Timothy Olyphant
  • Ben: Daveed Diggs
  • Dickey: Skyler Gisondo
  • Sherri: Laura Harrier
  • Fawn: Rosalind Chao
  • Regina: Kimberly Quinn
  • Velma: Loretta Devine
  • Hector: Jesse Garcia
  • Margie: Edi Patterson
  • Alice: Emily Tremaine
  • Dr Manmohan: Ravi Kapoor
  • Big Daddy: Don McManus

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Cinematography: Lawrence Sher
  • Foley Supervisor: Walter Spencer
  • Music: Benjamin Wallfisch
  • Editor: Peter Teschner
  • Post Production Producer: Nancy Kirhoffer
  • Editor: Matthew Friedman
  • Producer: Dylan Sellers
  • Producer: Kimberly Quinn
  • Makeup Department Head: Kimberly Greene
  • Costume Design: Susie DeSanto
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Justin Bursch
  • Executive Producer: David Boies III
  • Executive Producer: Zev Foreman
  • Producer: Theodore Melfi
  • Production Design: Stephanie Hamilton
  • Executive Producer: Zack Schiller
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Wayne Lemmer
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Mark R. Byers
  • Hair Department Head: Kerry Mendenhall
  • Foley Artist: Mike Horton
  • Set Decoration: Lizzie Boyle
  • Casting: Michelle Wade Byrd
  • Key Makeup Artist: Erin Wooldridge
  • Sound Mixer: Matthew Nicolay
  • Visual Effects Producer: Adam Pere
  • Executive Producer: Tyler Zacharia
  • Special Effects Technician: Steve Sosner
  • Makeup Artist: Michelle Sfarzo
  • Stunts: Katie Rowe
  • Screenplay: Matt Harris
  • Art Direction: Jessica Shorten
  • Visual Effects Producer: Iskra Nacheva
  • Stunts: Meegan E. Godfrey
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Ken Rudell
  • Boom Operator: Dirk Stout
  • Executive Producer: Gabby Revilla Lugo
  • Location Scout: Michael G. Cruz
  • Executive Producer: Alex Dong
  • Sound Effects Editor: Taylor Flinn
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Joshua LaCross
  • Associate Producer: C.J. Barbato
  • Stunt Coordinator: Luci Romberg
  • Visual Effects: Ben Sumner
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Zach Hamelton
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Matt Lathrom
  • CG Supervisor: Jon Balcome
  • Key Hair Stylist: Tiphanie Baum
  • Key Makeup Artist: Cindy Escalante
  • Associate Producer: Trisha Wilson
  • Compositor: Lycee Anaya
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Spencer Hecox

Movie Reviews:

  • SpotaMovie.com: Full Analysis at https://www.spotamovie.com/ – **Intro**- The Starling is an American movie released in 2021. It belongs to the category of drama, and it lasts for one hour and forty-two minutes. The Starling let us connect with nature and rediscover the inner desire of love and life that we sometimes lose because of unfortunate events. We recommend watching the movie because it reminds us how fragile and strong we are at the same time. And to increase your strength, let us guide you through this story. – **The Story** – Lilly and Jack are a couple full of dreams and love for their baby Katie. But, unfortunately, due to a tragic event, their lives change, taking paths unthinkable for them. Life has the power to surprise us when we forget how something terrible but natural can easily break us. Therefore Lilly and Jack begin a personal journey among the paths of grieving, mental health and life to, hopefully, find a new destination. Interesting characters will try to support them. Among them, one is definitely unexpected but efficacious. Will Lilly and Jack be able to find their life again? Who is this mysterious character? And what is it going to teach us? – **Full Analysis** and Insights at https://www.spotamovie.com/the-starling-2021-movie-recommendation-and-analysis/
  • Peter McGinn: WHenever I see Melissa McCarthy in another non-comedic role, I get more and more impressed. She is still great at physical humor and delivering funny or ironic lines, but there are layers to her performances now. Her anger, frustration, sadness, all feel real to me. This movie could easily have been rated 6 stars by me with the wrong actress playing the role.

    Chris O’Dowd’s role is thankless at first; he gives a one-note performance because that is what the plot calls for. The man is entrenched in guilt and depression, so there he is. But later in the movie he is called upon to develop gradually as a character, and he quickly matches Ms. McCarthy’s textured performance. The supporting cast mostly are right on the mark as well. I don’t want to overstate it; this is not destined to be in my top ten movies ever, but it is pretty darn good and I would not change the TV if this comes on while I am cruising channels.

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