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Superstar (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 October 1999 (USA)
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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Comedy | Romance

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

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,912,743, 10 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,628,981, 6 February 2000
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This marks the final film appearance of Glynis Johns (as of November 2017). See more »

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After having the paint tipped on her, the amount on her face varies. It at first covers her whole face, then just her forehead, the her face is paint free. See more »

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Mary Katherine Gallagher: These are my BREASTS. They're so BIG. I need a BRA to strap them and support because they're so HUGE they need to be hooked and strapped for support. My big boobs, this one is bigger than this one 'cause is the mommy and that's the baby. And this one is very nice to this one and they hold hands because they're FRIENDS!
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References Flubber (1997) See more »

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Sister Christian
Written by Kelly Keagy
Performed by Night Ranger
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Don't Always Believe Critics' Reviews
6 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Because we had seen all the other comedies at the DVD store, my son and I finally watched Superstar. It had been so panned by every review I had ever seen, I thought it would be a waste of time. Perhaps especially for those who have memories of Catholic schools, it is as delightful as it is silly. My twelve-year-old does not have these memories but he laughed hysterically none the less.

I do recommend this film, but I do not recommend the critics who gave it only one star. Like psychologists, film critics must understand both the genres they review, and every type of audience that will view the film. This comedy may not be for everyone, but I cannot imagine anyone taking real offense at it either.


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