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
The name of the town in which they live, Besame Heights, means "Kiss me" in Spanish. See more »
After the paint is dumped on Mary during the talent contest auditions, she starts running, going through the audience, turning right down the hall then turning another right to run outside through the large front doors. Father Ritley pursues her down the long hall - followed closely, then being passed by, a fast running boy from the crowd. However, when the Priest arrives at the front door, he is alone, and the boy is nowhere to be seen, neither having run past the main doorway to continue down the hall, or following Father Ritley to the doorway to watch as Mary rides away with Slater on his motorcycle. See more »
Much better than I expected...a really funny movie!
I went to see Superstar on the understanding that some SNL movies are terrible, and I didn't expect too much...but I really thought this was a great movie. I also enjoyed the additional surprise that his film was directed by Bruce McCulloch (whose talent as a director was revealed in his Kids in the Hall sketches; i.e. "Sausages".) I think his direction was excellent. The plot was predictable (as some like to point out...predictably) but who goes to a film like this expecting wildly innovative writing? The actors were very funny and the humor quirky; it even managed to be warm, but not in a syrupy way. This is a movie I recommend!
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