The Starling (2021) Stars Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd and Kevin Kline. Lilly and Jack Maynard, a married couple, suffers a tragic hardship, leading Jack (O’Dowd) to head off to deal with his grief while Lilly (McCathy) remains in the "real" world, dealing with her own guilt. As if Lilly's troubles weren't bad enough, a starling that has nested in her backyard begins to harass and attack her and she becomes comically obsessed with killing it. Lilly eventually finds guidance from Dr. Larry Fine (Kline), a quirky psychologist-turned-veterinarian with a troubled past of his own. The two form a unique and unlikely friendship as they each help the other to explore, acknowledge and confront their problems. Rated PG-13: 1 hour 42 minutes.