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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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$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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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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