The Starling review – toe-curlingly embarrassing Melissa McCarthy drama

Netflix’s strange, sentimental film about a grieving woman who befriends a bird is a wildly misjudged mess

This bizarre sentimental dramedy is fatuous and phoney in every particular: a quite extraordinary festival of gibberish. Every implausible scene, every unconvincing character, every contrived dollop of symbolism, every toe-curlingly misjudged and unearned emotional climax seems as if it has been concocted in some secret bio-warfare lab for assaulting your mind with pure, toxic nonsense.

, The Starling review – toe-curlingly embarrassing Melissa McCarthy drama, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

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