‘The Starling’ review: McCarthy, O’Dowd find truth in small drama

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The Detroit News

Yes, there’s a starling in “The Starling.” The lil devil decides to nest at the home of Lilly Maynard (Melissa McCarthy), who already has plenty on her mind without having to worry about an insanely territorial bird. But the starling helps teach her valuable life lessons, even if she has to learn them from underneath a football helmet, which she dons to help protect herself from its swooping attacks. Viewers, too, may need a football helmet to help shield themselves from the “The Starling’s” heavy-handed messaging, which is dropped from the sky by writer Matt Harris and director Theodore Melfi…

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