"Superstar," the big-screen adaptation of the adventures of Saturday Night Live's Mary Katherine Gallagher, is a goofy, eye-roll inducing comedy whose upbeat spirit makes it, at least, somewhat watchable. Starring the Molly Shannon as the awkward and irrepressible Catholic school girl, the good-natured comedy may take some patience to fully endure, but it provides its fair share of fun.
Bruce McCulloch's film, detailing the romance and talent show-related trials and tribulations of SNL's teenaged queen of clumsy, is a silly, high-energy affair with a recognizable cast and a low-key production. The focus is on the comedy, of course, which ranges from the solidly funny to the slightly absurd; and there is a ton of ridiculousness in between.
The comedy may never be smart, but "Superstar" has a buoyant and bouncy sense of self that keeps it afloat. Offering enough laughs to make it passable, the film provides a competently entertaining time.