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Netflix fans praising 'beautiful’ Melissa McCarthy movie after 'crying like a baby'

Netflix fans praising 'beautiful’ Melissa McCarthy movie after 'crying like a baby'

The 2021 Netflix film is a tearjerker, and also stars Chris O'Dowd

Film fans have been reflecting on a Melissa McCarthy movie you may have missed - but is a true tearjerker.

While we're often inundated with new releases that take our breath away and feature star-studded casts, it's always good to sit back and dig through the archive to work out what what flew under our radar.

We love a throwback moment at Tyla - just this week we've been urging viewers to enjoy titles such as How To Get Away With Murder and The Society.

We can always rely on Melissa McCarthy to deliver the goods.

The Netflix movie stars Melissa McCarthy and Chris O'Dowd. (Netflix)
The Netflix movie stars Melissa McCarthy and Chris O'Dowd. (Netflix)

I mean, I don't think there's a soul alive who doesn't count Bridesmaids among their favourite films of all time.

And while more recently, she starred as Ursula in last year's The Little Mermaid, fans are obsessing over a 2021 title you may have missed.

The Starling is a fantasy comedy drama in which McCarthy stars as Lilly Maynard, alongside Chris O'Dowd as Jack Maynard.

McCarthy and O'Dowd star as two parents who are grieving the loss of their child from SIDS.

Jack is in a mental health facility, while Lilly faces her loss in isolation, in the family home.

The title comes from the starling bird Lilly finds in her backyard and becomes obsessed with.

Through therapy, Lilly sees the starling in a different light and they develop a new dynamic.

When Jack returns home, the pair then have to work on navigating their relationship and saving their marriage.

Viewers said they cried 'like a baby'. (Netflix)
Viewers said they cried 'like a baby'. (Netflix)

One critic wrote for ReelTalk: "Besides offering top-notch entertainment, The Starling helps us understand the grieving process and how it works for different people."

The moving film is receiving new rounds of praise three years after the initial release, with fans taking to social media to share their thoughts.

One person wrote: "I love this movie!! So good I might need to go back and watch for the third time I haven't seen it in a long while."

Another said: "Great movie I loved it and cried like a baby."

A third chimed: "Beautiful movie."

A fourth said: "Brilliant film and lovely to see Melissa play a different role."

The Starling is available to stream on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film