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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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Sky Corrigan / Jesus
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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.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superestrella  »

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Box Office


$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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This marks the final film appearance of actress Glynis Johns. See more »


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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Very enjoyable
21 October 2013 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I completely enjoyed Superstar. Its one of those movies that are kind of cute, but still had enough off color humor to keep your attention. It is not raunchy at all. The off color humor comes from many things that kids in the age group really go through.

I grew up attending Catholic High School. So I can related to many things in this movie. Just the uniforms alone are funny. And the characters of the Priests and Nuns are very funny, and reminds me of many of the teachers I had back in the day.

Yes both Molly and Will were a little too old for their characters. I wonder what the movie would have been like if they made it with child actors. It certainly would have been a whole different thing. But I like how they made it with the older actors. It's Molly Shannon's character and really no one but Molly can play her.

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