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Superstar (1999)

PG-13 | 1h 21min | 5/10 | #Comedy

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13)


STORYLINE:

"Superstar" (1999) follows the quirky and determined Mary Katherine Gallagher, a socially awkward teenager who dreams of achieving superstardom and capturing the heart of her school crush. Believing that becoming a superstar will make her dreams come true, Mary Katherine enters a talent competition at her school, seeing it as her chance to shine and win the affection of Sky Corrigan. Through her unyielding spirit and a series of comedic trials, Mary Katherine learns about self-acceptance and the true meaning of love and fame.


STAFF REVIEW:

Bruce McCulloch's "Superstar" brings Molly Shannon's beloved SNL character to the big screen with a blend of slapstick humor, heart, and a dash of absurdity. While the film may not resonate with all audiences, Shannon's commitment to the character and her physical comedy prowess shine, making Mary Katherine Gallagher an unforgettable and endearing figure in the comedy genre. "Superstar" is a testament to the enduring appeal of the underdog story, served with a side of laughter and 90s nostalgia.


CREDITS:

Director: Bruce McCulloch

Written by: Steve Koren

Starring:

- Molly Shannon as Mary Katherine Gallagher

- Will Ferrell as Sky Corrigan / Jesus

- Elaine Hendrix as Evian Graham

- Harland Williams as Eric Slater

Produced by:

- Lorne Michaels

Production Company(s):

- Paramount Pictures

- SNL Studios

Cinematography: Walt Lloyd

Edited by:

- Malcolm Campbell

Music by: Michael Gore

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Release date: October 8, 1999

Run Time: 1h 21min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $14 million

Box office: $30.6 million


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