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All teenager Mary Katherine Gallagher wants in life is a kiss. Not just any kiss, mind you, but a big-time, hold-your-breath-till-you-think- you're-going-to-faint, bona fide Hollywood-style kiss. But no matter how hard she tries, no one will kiss her. And then it hits her. Mary realizes that the only way she is ever going to get kissed is to become just like the people in the movies. When a national magazine sponsors a dance contest and the chance to be an extra in a movie -- Mary sees the opportunity to make all her dreams come true. After all, everyone wants to kiss you when you're a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A pleasant surprise."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Synonymous with crap."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Even SNL fans will find this movie too long."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Much more enjoyable than the sketches on which it is based, and Shannon's performance is brimming with fun and energy."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Seriously awful one-joke stupidity."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Silly but compellingly sweet movie."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Mary Katherine Gallagher takes a little getting used to for the unwitting viewer. She grows on you, though, and, despite yourself, you get to like her quirky ways."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"I've seen this sketch numerous times on SNL -- it isn't funny at five minutes, at 90 minutes it's unbearable."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"In the higher middle of producer Lorne Michaels' cinematic oeuvre."
‑ Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine
"A stick-figure Rembrandt that provides neither the quick surreal poke of a TV satire nor the full lustre of an actual movie."
‑ Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
"The secret of Mary Katherine's success is that she isn't afraid to risk looking foolish by trying too hard. The secret of Shannon's success is that she knows just how hard to try."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"This movie manages to have more touching and hilarious moments than most schlock comedies could hope for."
‑ Jim Shelby, Palo Alto Weekly
""Saturday Night Live"-sketch-turned-film is slight -- and surprisingly enjoyable."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Bikini waxing and pulling chin hairs is much more enjoyable."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
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