The Starling, starring Melissa McCarthy (Nine Perfect Strangers), Chris O’Dowd (the IT crowd) and Kevin Kline (A fish named Wanda), will be available on Netflix from September 24th. Directed by Theodore Melfi (hidden figures), the film transitions between pain and humor and, as impossible as it may seem, manages to maintain a constant balance.
trailer for ‘the starling‘in the original version
As she tries to get over a painful loss and support her husband in his recovery, a woman fights a bird that has taken control of the garden. (Netflix)
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a bittersweet story
It would be useless to deny that starling is a film whose main intention is to touch the sensitive vein of the viewer. Fortunately, the trailer isn’t fooling anyone, so Netflix subscribers who don’t want to have their hearts broken or shed tears until they rise again would do well to pick any other title available on the web. Digital platform. Now, whoever wants to follow the protagonists of starling On a journey as tragic as it is emotional, they’ll just have to let go and make sure they have a box of Kleenex on hand.
However, sad as the starting point, in starling there are as many tears as smiles, which makes the path it invites us to take very bearable. With the right doses, the combination of mood and pain never fails. and, in this case, the script of Matt Harris He found the right measure so that this story doesn’t lose its balance at any time.
Perhaps, at first glance, Melissa McCarthy (Nine Perfect Strangers) and Chris O’Dowd (the IT crowd) are not credible as an artistic duo or a fictitious marriage. As if that wasn’t enough, the first scene of the starling seems to confirm our suspicions. Something is wrong. However, as the plot progresses, the two actors feel increasingly comfortable. so his characters, even in misery, end up bearing that irony and those sententious looks how well they set the mood of the two performers.
Surprisingly, McCarthy and O’Dowd didn’t share a lot of footage on starling. Your journeys start in the same starting square, but are separated by a seemingly vast void. This separation is the engine of the story. Again, Harris finds balance between the two sides of the same coin and allows us to connect, on the same level, the two characters.
Accompanying the protagonist in her peculiar duel is Kevin Kline (A fish named Wanda), who plays a psychologist disguised as a veterinarian. He’s the quiet man who dampens his new patient’s pain and also adds his signature humor. starling. The serenity conveyed by the doctor who gives life to this story reminds us why his name continues to be part of film culture. It also makes us wish that he will continue to do this for many other films, even if it is playing supporting roles.
The main couple’s other traveling companion is the list of songs that make up the soundtrack and that include songs specially written for the starling. Unlike most feature films, songs don’t simply play in the background or accentuate the most dramatic moments.. As if they were secondary characters, they occupy their own space in the film, serving as a common thread between the marriage that tragedy separates.
The Starling is a bittersweet drama that will surprise those who know better Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd. It’s also a reconnection with the Kevin Klein’s acting talent, as well as a window for musical themes with its own identity. But above all, is an incredibly fun story of love and improvement.
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