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  • Summary: All schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher (Shannon) wants in life is a kiss. But no matter how hard she tries, no one will kiss her. When Catholic Teen Magazine sponsors a talent contest at her school - along with a grand prize of a free trip to Hollywood and the chance to be an extra in a movie with positive moral values - she sees the opportunity to make her dreams come true. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. Delivers plenty of laughs and succeeds on a level that recent ``SNL'' movies (``It's Pat!'' and ``A Night at the Roxbury'') didn't.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Part of the reason for the comic surehandedness is the obvious chemistry between Shannon, Ferrell, and director Bruce McCulloch.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    A pleasant surprise...more directorial personality here than most "SNL"-derived features get...the cheerily absurd, color-saturated atmosphere recalls John Waters' "Hairspray."
  4. 40
    No dice...But no apologies are needed for Shannon--she earns her star spot.
  5. How'd this thing get made?
  6. You'd have thought, in his infinite wisdom, the Lord would at least send stinkers like this direct to video.
  7. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    If Superstar were meatloaf--and that would be an improvement--the recipe would be 4 pounds bread crumbs to 3 ounces sirloin. Make that chuck.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. OwenF.
    Jul 2, 2002
    This is the funniest movie i've ever seen! im watching it right now for like the 5th time! ya know, 5 times is the best best best best best! awesome. i would give it 20 out of 10 if i could! Expand

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