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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… 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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