Superstar (1999)

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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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PG-13 (for sex-related humor and language)
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Comedy
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Cast

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

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (24)

A pleasant surprise.

Full Review… | May 19, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 19, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Watching Molly Shannon make out with a tree is amusing, but not even someone of her comic endurance can drag out that joke for the entire doddering length of Superstar.

December 31, 1999
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Superstar is considerably less fun than a marathon of Star Search episodes.

December 31, 1999
Mr. Showbiz
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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

Super Reviewer

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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