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. … More
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Critic Reviews for Superstar
Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy.
A stick-figure Rembrandt that provides neither the quick surreal poke of a TV satire nor the full lustre of an actual movie.
Synonymous with crap.
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.
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.
This movie manages to have more touching and hilarious moments than most schlock comedies could hope for.
Much more enjoyable than the sketches on which it is based, and Shannon's performance is brimming with fun and energy.
I've seen this sketch numerous times on SNL -- it isn't funny at five minutes, at 90 minutes it's unbearable.
"Saturday Night Live"-sketch-turned-film is slight -- and surprisingly enjoyable.
Seriously awful one-joke stupidity.
While the plot is well-worn and somewhat clumsily put together, the fine performance of Shannon as the main character powers the movie along pretty well until the film stumbles to its predictable conclusion.
Weighing in at 82 minutes, it's nothing more than a one-joke SNL skit stretched into a full-length motion picture.
A funny character with a couple of trademark catchphrases does not on its own constitute a funny movie.
Just picture an SNL skit that doesn't know when to end, with no musical guest or at least a few commercials to break up the monotony, and you begin to get the idea.
There are some pretty goofy moments here, but the movie looks like it was just thrown together as a quickie to capitalize on SNL's anniversary.
The Superstar script is often dumb, sometimes derivative and frequently mean.
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.More
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 viewing of this film, but I guess ever comedy can't be good. This is one of the worst attempts to make a saturday night live shit come to life. If the filmmakers thought this was going to be funny, then they really have no clue about what makes a good film. It is far too stupid to take seriously as a comedy. Whatever they were trying to do to make the audience laugh, they failed miserably!More
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