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Superstar (1999)



Critic Consensus: Dumb script and flat jokes made this another SNL misfire.

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Molly Shannon brings her Saturday Night Live character Mary Katherine Gallagher to the silver screen. A mildly hyperactive Catholic school student convinced that she smells bad, Mary Catherine has a dream: she wants a boy to kiss her. Not just any old sloppy teenage make-out party kind of smooch, but the sort of kiss that will make her tingle with joy from head to toe. The trouble is, boys aren't all that interested in Mary Catherine, especially not Sky (Will Ferrell), the boy she'd most like to be kissed by. So Mary Catherine has a goal: if she wants to be kissed the way boys kiss girls in the movies, then she must become a movie star. Not a bad idea, but how does one bring this about? Superstar co-stars Elaine Hendrix and former Kids in the Hall cast member Mark McKinney, while another Kids in the Hall alumnus, Bruce McCulloch, directed.

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Molly Shannon
as Mary Katherine Gallagher
Will Ferrell
as Sky Corrigan/Jesus
Mark McKinney
as Father Ritley
Glynis Johns
as Grandma
Gerry Bamman
as Father John
Jack Newman
as Mr. Feinstein
Donna Hanover
as Mrs. Corrigan
Don Redican
as Freaky Freddy
Joan Massiah
as Crucifix Nun
Mallory Margel
as Little Mary
Deirdre McCloskey
as Rosemary Gallagher
David Warrack
as Father David
Aidan Kelly
as Thornton Gallagher
Jane Moffat
as Sister Eileen
Tracy Wright
as Sister Anne
Robert Clark
as Little Boy Slater
Boyd Banks
as Weatherman
Sal Scozzari
as Special Ed Kid
Christina M. Gordon
as Special Ed Kid
Susie Dias
as Special Ed Kid
David Meinke
as Special Ed Kid
Tina Campbell
as Cheerleader
Christine Nowland
as Cheerleader
Carol MacKereth
as Cheerleader
Michael McCloskey
as Shamus O'Shea
Siobhan Donaghy
as Una O'Shea
Blake Brooker
as Man with Cake
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Critic Reviews for Superstar

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (28)

Even SNL fans will find this movie too long.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A pleasant surprise.

May 19, 2008

Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy.

May 19, 2008 | Full Review…

A stick-figure Rembrandt that provides neither the quick surreal poke of a TV satire nor the full lustre of an actual movie.

March 22, 2002 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

A funny character with a couple of trademark catchphrases does not on its own constitute a funny movie.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Simply stated, there's not a movie's worth of story here.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Superstar

Not the best SNL based film, but if you're a Molly Shannon fan, it's a must see movie. She gives her all in this role, and she is a great comedienne.

Aj V
Aj V

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Funny but a bad movie, very stupid

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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So awful! There are no words. Expected better from Will Ferrell especially.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

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