"...I got kinda nervous, and I sat on my hands like this..."
"Superstar," which is extracted from Molly Shannon's character Mary Katherine Gallagher, is a silly and often stupid movie, but it is more of a guilty pleasure because it does cause laughter throughout the movie, and those who enjoy SNL skits would go for an over-extended version everyday.The story is simple: Mary, attending high school at St. Monica's, and not quite as bright as others, is put into the Special Ed classes for her eccentricities. Her dream is to become a superstar, because then maybe she will be able to "tongue kiss" Sky (Will Ferrell). But before doing that, she must of course learn by kissing none other than a tree.
Aside from her dendrophile antics, she discovers the chance to enter a talent show where the first place winner gets to go to Hollywood and be an extra in a movie with "positive moral values." Mary's main obstacle is Evian (Elaine Hendrix) -- "naive" spelled backwards -- and Mary taunts her for being named after the mountain water company ("Go drink a bottle of yourself!").
You know that, no matter what, the movie will be somewhat over-length, and that half of what happens to Mary will be dream sequences, but the film delivers enough laughs that you won't find yourself pulling out your hair in disbelief. One of the movie's stronger points was the fact that the actors all looked like they were having a ball and nothing but utter fun. The dance sequences (unlike those of "Happy, Texas") were well choreographed and catchy. So if you can tolerate the "Saturday Night Live" sketches, you will mostly likely be able to stomach this. Otherwise, be forewarned.
(Okay, I admit, I kinda like the sketch, but this *was* pushing it!)Final Verdict: C+