Superstar (1999)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 8, 1999
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Dennis Harvey

A pleasant surprise.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

Synonymous with crap.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Even SNL fans will find this movie too long.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

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

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Silly but compellingly sweet movie.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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.

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Doug Saunders
Globe and Mail

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

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

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.

Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

This movie manages to have more touching and hilarious moments than most schlock comedies could hope for.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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.
KJ Proulx
This god awful, and almost completely unfunny comedy is surrounded by so much stupidity that it is very hard to enjoy. I really wanted to punch my TV during my… More
Jim Careter
Funny but a bad movie, very stupid
Spencer S.
One of the better SNL films, Superstar is engaging, funny, and physical comedy abundant. Cute and camaraderie keep it lighthearted and the protaganist lovable.
Bethany Murphy
So awful! There are no words. Expected better from Will Ferrell especially.
Jason Owens
Superjunk. Before I watched "Superstar," I was expecting it to be hilarious from what I was hearing about it. It turned out to be one of the worst… More