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Superstar (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  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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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$30,628,981 (USA) (4 February 2000)
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Every car seen in the movie (with the exception of the opening sequence) is either a lime green or black new Volkswagen Beetle. The cars in the opening sequence are all classic VW Beetles. See more »

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When they first start the chorus line practice, the table is broken. Then, in the next two shots, it is standing. Then, Mary breaks it. In the next shot, it is standing. Then, broken again. See more »

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Very Funny Movie
12 April 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. There are many really great belly-laughs here. There also are some very heartwarming moments when Mary Katherine Gallagher conjures up feelings of sympathy for her plight as a "nerd" among "beautiful people." The ending was wonderful. I really enjoyed seeing Glynis Johns again. I've always enjoyed her performances very much. All in all, I think this is an all-round good, very enjoyable movie!


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