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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Mark Wahlberg is in the flashback scene when we discover what happened to Mary's parents. He is in the stands See more »

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When Mary is describing her ugly house, yard and dog, it is all shown in the past so, obviously the dog is shown as a puppy. When the story is in the present the puppy is replaced with an older dog to show it has aged. See more »

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Helen Lewengrub: You know what it's time for... Supermodel documentary hour!
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Bamboleo
Written by Tonino Baliardo, Simón Díaz (as Simon Diaz), Chico Bouchikhi (as Jahoul Bouchikhi) & Nicolas Reyes
Performed by Gipsy Kings (as The Gipsy Kings)
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Are you kidding me? I LOVE this movie
1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the funniest SNL movie ever. Another commenter said it was just about better than A Night at the Roxbury, but I thought that movie was good too.

Molly Shannon delivers a great performance as Mary Katherine Galligar, the weirdo that has always wanted to be a movie star so that she can get a movie star kiss. I love all of the comebacks she makes because they are so out of nowhere and are original. Will Ferral is also a laugh out loud as the hot football player of Mary's dreams, Sky.

I saw this movie in first grade and used a few of the comebacks Mary made when I was having a fight with a mean girl in my class, and she never bothered me again!

****outta***** see this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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