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Superstar (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  8 October 1999 (USA)
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A nerdy Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Katherine Gallagher, dreams of superstardom.

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Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only friend focus on achieving super-stardom. Her big chance is a school talent contest; her main competition is Evian, the school beauty, who is dancing with Sky, the object of Mary Katherine's kiss dream. Mary Katherine gets some talent-show help from her fellow special education students, her grandma, and Jesus, and inspiration from secrets in her past. Watching are Sky, Evian, and a silent classmate. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dare to dream.

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor and language | See all certifications »

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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,912,743 (USA) (8 October 1999)

Gross:

$30,628,981 (USA) (4 February 2000)
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Trivia

This marks the final film appearance of actress Glynis Johns. See more »

Goofs

When Evian goes to Skye's house and his mother opens the door, there is a baby in a Johnny-Jump-Up (one of those things that hangs in a door frame that the baby can jump up and down in) surrounded by people directly visible behind Skye's mother. The camera cuts to Evian, and when it cuts back to Mrs. Corrigan, the baby and the people are no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Helen Lewengrub: What if they make fun of us?
Mary Katherine Gallagher: Okay, I just wanna say one thing to all of you. Don't listen to the names that people call you. If you believe in yourself, then nobody can hurt you. You are your own rainbow.
Maria Ganitisis: Wow. That's really insightful.
Mary Katherine Gallagher: That's from 'The Initiation Of Sarah' starring Miss Shelley Winters.
Maria Ganitisis: Yeah?
Howard Feinstein: Cool.
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Superstar is one super movie.
9 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Superstar is the not so hit movie starring Molly Shannon and co starring Will Ferrell in one of the first movies they did together. The movie is about Mary Katherine Gallagher and all she wants in life is a Hollywood kiss but she realises that to get that she needs to be like the people in the movies. The movie is funny on many bases and Will Ferrell's character just held it together beautifully. The movie is definitely a must watch for fans of Saturday Night Live or Saturday Night Live skit turned Movies and Molly Shannon/Will Ferrell shows. Overall this movie is funny the whole way through and Will Ferrell's character was excellently petried. I rate this 74%.


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