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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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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,912,743 (USA) (10 October 1999)

Gross:

$30,628,981 (USA) (6 February 2000)
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Actors Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, and Mark McKinney all appeared together in another film, A Night at the Roxbury (1998). In that movie Ferrell was also Shannon's romantic interest. McKinney also plays a church figure in both films. See more »

Goofs

Backstage before Mary's group performs, Helen is wearing her "feat-of-strength" green costume. A few minutes later, she is seen wearing her school uniform, and then she is back in the green costume in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Helen Lewengrub: Remember, he said you have nice moves. That means he was looking at your body, which means he thinks you're doable. So basically, he asked you to sleep with him.
Mary Katherine Gallagher: Oh my goodness, this relationship is moving too fast.
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Spirit in the Sky
Written & Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Trans/Tone Productions
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Don't Always Believe Critics' Reviews
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – 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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